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The Wilderness Survivor, Issue #26 - Disoriented
December 02, 2006
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Table of contents


- Editor's Notes
- Have you heard about RSS feed?
- Lost and Disoriented
- The bear facts
- Content has been updated



Editor's Notes

Hello ,


I hope all is going well with you. Please, take a couple of minutes out from your busy schedule and read this issue of the Wilderness Survivor and learn how to keep track and not get disoriented and lost in the wilderness.


Enjoy your reading!

Have a safe and fun wilderness trip - Respect and protect the wilderness!



Have you heard about RSS feed?

Then you probably know that for you it could mean Real Simple Subscribing – RSS !

RSS is a real simple way for you to subscribe and read the content published at the Wilderness Survival Skills and other of your favorite web sites. "Fast and easy"! No need to click "Get Mail."

Read more at the Wilderness Survival Blog page!




Lost and Disoriented

Now and then you can hear or read about experienced wilderness hikers or hunters that get lost.

A 53-year-old hunter of Eagle, Idaho, has to spend three nights waiting for searchers in freezing temperatures and up to 15 inches of snow in a remote alpine basin. The hunter’s explanation was, he simply "got turned around" during a one-day elk-hunting trip.

They main reason people get lost in the wilderness is the simple fact they don’t pay full attention to the landscape around them and watch where they are going.


Use your map

A basic rule for you as a wilderness traveler is to keep yourself oriented so that at any time you can point out your actual position on the map. To enter the unknown wilderness without a map and compass and the knowledge how to use your navigation tool is madness…..


Disoriented but not lost

If you get disoriented you have to use a map and a compass to find your actually position. Cross-bearing is the technique you can use to locate your position. Don’t know what cross-bearing is? Learn how to use a map and a compass!


Happy end

Also our lost hunter had a topographical map and could finally find his way out of the wilderness. This story had a happy end mainly because the hunter had a map and the knowledge of how to survive in a snowy wilderness. If you want you can read the entire story here.


Check the weather report

… and have a nice wilderness trip. This time of the year most of us have to be prepared as weather turns challenging - it's easy to get surprised.




The bear facts

I got a lot of feedback regarding The Wilderness Survivor, Issue #025 - bear attack. Thank you for all your e-mails with questions and different opinions…….

I found this interesting website if you want more information about bears: The bear facts





Help others

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Content has been updated

New more good content have been added or updated to the Wilderness Survival Skills website the last month. Check the Wilderness Survival Blog




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- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



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