Living in the wilderness is not as easy as movies and TV shows portray it. In fact, becoming self-sufficient in the wilderness takes years of experience, and there are certain skills one should master in order to survive in the rugged outdoors.
The world seems to be boiling this year, and an unexpected confrontation in a market or even in a parking lot can have a dire outcome. If you have to face an assailant armed with an edged weapon, the danger level of such a confrontation can turn into a life or death situation.
Despite the best preparations, accidents and sudden illnesses sometimes happen. Typically, your role in an urban medical emergency is to summon help and perform urgent first aid. All other decisions and actions are handled by the 911 operator, emergency medical technicians (EMTs), the ambulance crew, and the hospital emergency team. When an accident or illness occurs in a remote place, you are much more involved.
The fast-growing twin sports of knife and tomahawk throwing began some years after the end of World War II as a revival of the sporting activities on the American frontiers of a century or more ago.
Surviving in the wild is not easy since every dangerous situation is different. Moreover, there are several factors that contribute to the challenge of being able to survive in the wild such as location, season, and equipment available.
The early fur trappers who worked the icy streams of the Rocky Mountains lived a hard, lonely life. With the westward push of pioneers and gold seekers still years in the coming, the trappers of the early 18008 had the alpine meadows, the craggy peaks, and the rolling hills of the high country virtually all to themselves.
The instructor in the survival class was standing outside a lean-to shelter constructed of parachute nylon. As the sun beat down on his students, it was difficult for them to imagine the frozen environment which he was describing.
You are a family man. You work at least 40 hours per week. You have children to take care of, a yard or small garden to tend, and in your spare time, you read articles such as this one in hopes of finding valuable information for you and your loved ones.
Mankind’s greatest achievement is the “invention” of fire, and our entire evolution was possible with the help of fire. Few things are more essential to survival than fire, and making fire without matches should be one of your survival skills.
The desert can be a demanding environment to put it lightly. Never — repeat — never underestimate the serious nature of desert survival and the plethora of problems it can create for you. Being in sound physical condition before it’s too late is one way of preventing or lessening the effects of fatigue. Never work so hard at a given task that exhaustion sets in. When the senses become dulled from exhaustion, your predicament takes a potential turn for the worse.
In late summer and early autumn is the best time of the year to forage for some tasty berries. The best berries listed in this article are easy to spot, often grow in quantity, and are easy to collect. Since these are the best berries you can get your hands on, expect a lot of competition.
I remember back in 2007 the story about a National Park Service biologist working at the Grand Canyon that died after contracting the Black Death, also known as wildlife disease. If you like to go hunting or trapping is part of your survival skillset, you should take all the necessary precautions to avoid contacting wildlife disease.
In the United States, the wild hog numbers are soaring and farmers across the nation are being harassed by these invasive animals. The main problem is that no one really knows the exact number of these feral porkers and they seem to be running around the countries undisturbed. Luckily, the wild hog hunter can help trim their population and hopefully, stop them from conquering new grounds.