Wilderness survival tips

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- Survival kit

- Car survival kit (for driving in remote areas.)

- Fire starting

- Survival and emergency food

- Finding water

- Wilderness navigation

- Cold weather survival

- Survival shelter

- Wildlife safety

- Survival knife

- Reviews of wilderness survival books



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Tips with everyday items 
Some of these you may know, others you not. I do a ton of back country hiking each year here in Colorado. I live less than an hours drive from The Rocky …

Practice Survival with Your Family 
Kids love camping and the skills that you learn related to camping. Started at a young age they don't notice the cold or complain about it like an adult …

Lighting Up the Night 
I see on so many sites these days were everyone speaks of lighting by the fire pit yet no mention of lighting your tents or any other area at night that …

Leaves that can help 
For either using them to serve food on like plates or to cook your food in the firepits with or to use in your personnal cleaning needs. You need to learn …

Important tips for the ladies 
Women in the wilderness have needs that are not generally covered in most survival areas, but it is a matter of health and survival, so I feel it needs …

Flashlight 
Obviously a flashlight and spare batteries are a must! What is seldom mentioned is a spare bulb for the flash light. Having needed to …

Survival glasses 
For those in the wilderness who may have lost/broken their glasses, and cannot see well, it's fairly simple to make an approximation of a pin-hole occluder …

Keeping watch 
To see every leaf that trembles, bug that moves or animal, etc in the bushes or hiding in the field...focus on only one spot and then let your eyes relax …

Survival Schools and Courses 
As a long time Wilderness person... I have self taught me and my friends and family things I've learned through experience. I recently went through …

Reduce your thirst 
I read about this one in the SAS "Escape, evasion and survival guide." This one doesn't stave off dehydration so don't rely on this. It just makes you …

Pine cone weather gauge 
I read about this little trick awhile back, and I have tried to use it as a GUIDE more or less, but from what I can tell it has been pretty accurate. During …

Survival tools 
Some survival tools you can make with to make life better: HOW TO MAKE A FOREST STOVE OR A CANDLE/LIGHT SOURCE Take a large dried log about 2-3 …

Learn it and pratice it 
When I was a young boy my mother started teaching me wilderness survival. She raised my brothers and sisters through the Great Depression. When I got older …

Shrink wrap for your survival kit 
A large box of shrink wrap is useful for many things. First, it is sterile so you can dress burns and wounds with it.( It does not stick to the burned …

How to make your own rope 
It is quite easy. You strip the bark of a young branch that is green. Separate the inside of the bark. You will be using the inside not the outside strip …

Road Flares 
After being involved with the Af Survival school, there is one tip I always recommend to students, outdoors men or hunters; attach 2 road flares to their …

Survival Tips From Alaska 
In Alaska it is more dangerous to look for edible plants, then to hunt for animals, you can hunt for animals without moving to far or expending energy,ie …

Photos to increase your will to survive 
I am a veteran wilderness camper and paddler and a retired Air Force Lt Col with considerable formal survival training. I also teach a counter terrorist …

Wilderness safety 
Wilderness survival tip: 1. Never go alone always have a buddy 2. Have a small survival kit with a : - knife, - first aid kit, - compass, …

Emergency First Aid Priorities 
Some back ground on myself. I spent 16 years in the military, most of which was a marine corp Hospital Corpman. So field medicine and emergency survival …

Hypothermia treatment 
If someone have hypothermia take off their clothes and put new ones on. Put a blanket over the clothes you have taken off and put them by the fire. If …

Rule of three 
This is a guideline that I've read about on a bunch of websites. It basically gives you your priorities in a survival situation. Like the name implies, …

survival gun 
The best survival gun is a 410 and 22 over & under. Some of these are made to take down and easily fit into a backpack. If you don't have a gun you are …

Around the campfire 
Moral is so important in survival situations. It's extremely important to keep a good frame of mind as it is your mind that is your best weapon and tool …

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Hunting and Trapping 
Unless you're a vegetarian you are going to want to know a few simple snares, traps and a few tips too. We Native Americans have a name for vegetarians.. …

Search and Rescue Search Leader  
Everyone is concerned about weight in their packs. Shelter is mandatory if you are caught unexpectedly in the back country. Our members carry Tyvek (construction …

Helping to survive with simple herbal recipes and remedies.. 
I cannot diagnose or practice medicine legally... so in order to share this knowledge and not get into any trouble legally... I have to tell you the following: …

US military sleeping bags 
If you end up sleeping on the ground during cold weather you are going to need some kind of insulation under you. Cooling is the removal of heat so you …

Wilderness camping hygiene 
As far as a restroom area there is not a lot to say. You should always bury your waste and cover it with a log or large stone if possible. I burn the used …

Predict bad weather 
When traveling in the wilderness and preparing for bad weather, look to see if a ring is around the moon. If so, bad weather will come in 24 hours. If …

Plan your trip carefully 
Always, always, always give some one who is not going on your trek a complete itinerary. Include your intended route, place you will be camping, your entry …

CB radio 
Cell phones are great but if the power is out or the towers are down they aren't much good. I have a CB radio in my truck and another one on my ATV. You …

Signaling with your mobile phone 
I have heard that some mobile phones with a mini flashlight have a setting that causes it to flash SOS. Since my phone doesn't I used the phones camera …

CD as a signal mirror 
An old CD makes an inexpensive, lightweight and useful signal mirror. It even has a hole in the middle to aide in pointing the reflection of the sun. It …

Treating Burns 
I once steamed/scalded the entire top side of my left forearm. I kept the arm in a cooler full of ice water for the first three hours and it didn't help. …

Making Rope Not rated yet
The most basic rope is made from bark. I find disceduas trees tend to work the best. The less branches on the tree, the better. You need to cut into a …

Blood blister Not rated yet
These are simply guidelines and it is up to the individual whether or not they feel comfortable performing the procedure. By doing so the individual assumes …

Lightweight telephone cards Not rated yet
An item that weighs next to nothing but is very handy is a phone card. These credit card type phone cards can be bought almost anywhere. The AT&T card …

Bush Man Not rated yet
My tip is this: the best survival gun I have found is a single shot, break open 20 ga. It comes apart for easy packing, weighs in a 5+ pounds, using 3" …

Surveyor tape - another Lifesavor Not rated yet
Brightly colored surveyor tape is inexpensive, it takes little space, it weighs next to nothing and most important it can save your life. Use it to …

Free map Not rated yet
This is something that most of us feel very capable of doing. For the most part we can, but have you ever been confused while in an unfamiliar area. …

Cooking outdoor  Not rated yet
It is possible to eat as well as you do at home if you have a few basic items and the ability to cook. My travel kitchen consists of: - (2) 533 DUAL …

Inexpensive rifles Not rated yet
New England Firearms (NEF ) makes HANDI-RIFLES. These are inexpensive rifles and shotguns in various calibers/gauges.The receiver can be sent to the factory …

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survival training
A wilderness survival course will provide you with the practical experience necessary to handle many kinds of problems that could arise in the wilderness.

first aid
It's essential that you have some basic principles of wilderness first aid and know how to apply them, even under stress.

survival shelter
Building a survival shelter is an absolute priority if you face a survival situation in harsh or unpredictable weather.
wilderness-survival-gear

Selecting appropriate gear is important to have a safe wilderness trip.

pocket-survival-kit
A "pocket survival kit" should be small enough to easily fit into a shirt or a coat pocket.

wilderness-survival-blog
The Wilderness Survival Blog keeps you up-to-date with all additions and changes to this web site.


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