From years of refining my survival skills in the wilderness I have picked up many different shelter building techniques. I have practiced and toyed around with the various different shelter styles and building a debris hut is by far the most useful type for me.
I spend a great deal of time in the wilderness and I have come to realize that most people have no idea what safety in the wilderness implies. I’m not talking here about not having a well-equipped survival bag or the proper gear. I’m referring to the fact that people are unaware of how to safely travel through the wilderness and they only use their eyes, even though sometimes they have a restricted range of sight.
The sacred order is: Shelter first – then water, fire, food. In a survival situation, you need to conserve energy and resources. If it’s late in the day or you are in a place with limited resources, what you do first matters. Panic and frustration get in the way of success in any situation, but they can be deadly in the outdoors.
In a world where every aspect of life has been stripped down to its core because of a national or global event, survival becomes almost impossible. Only those who have the proper skills and abilities will be able to make it and become part of the survival communities. If you have one of these post collapse professions, you can write your own salvation ticket.
You can read all you want about survival and emergency preparedness, but unless you practice your skills, chances are you’ll never be ready for when it hits the fan. Testing your survival drills should become an important part of your prepping plans as it will help you challenge yourself for a real life scenario.
During a SHTF event, potential hostiles could be anywhere and only your wits will help you get to your safe place. If you are forced to travel through hostile environments where the human factor poses a real danger you need to have a plan and some common sense.
As we get engulfed more and more by this modern world, I wanted to review 30 survival skills that might have been lost in the last 50 years and what they meant for survival. Only a few individuals are still holding onto such skills and passing them on becomes difficult.
Many hikers and survivalists carry aluminum foil in their backpacks as they’ve learned how useful this item can become in the wilderness. Over the years, I’ve discovered ways you can use aluminum foil while exploring the great outdoors and the versatility of this item never ceases to amaze me.
Having a vast knowledge of first aid and being able to properly use available medication is a vital skill during an emergency situation. But sometimes, the medicine you need is not available. This is where alternative healing aids and methods can replace commercial products and save the day.
Survival kits are much more than bags needed to survive the harsh conditions in some nameless wilderness, they are actually useful for a variety of applications. The term “survival kit” is somewhat misleading, as it implies that the kit contains everything that you need to make it out of the woods or some such thing. They can be used for much more than that.
I’ve said it before and I will say it again: Sleep is an important aspect of a survival situation and it’s still an underrated characteristic of many survival scenarios. Having a survival hammock in your bug out bag will help you get the needed rest to recover from a stressful situation. There are a few tips that can help you get a good night’s sleep if you are using a survival hammock.