About me and this site

motivation and enthusiasm My biggest passion in life is wilderness adventures. Countless wilderness trips have taught me how to survive and also how to love and enjoy the great nature we have.

Childhood in the woods

The woods and back country have always played an important part of my life. They were the playground of my childhood. As a boy, fishing was the favorite spare time occupation. Finding new fishing spots at some of the small lakes in the woods that were surrounding our home required a great number of hiking and camping trips. Still remember many of the trips. Great memories.

Wilderness trips and adventures . . .

As a teenager, however, interest shifted over to the hunting of small games. After leaving my teens behind, a new shift of interest took place. Now longer wilderness trips and expeditions are the main interest, mainly backpacking, canoeing or in the winter, cross country skiing trips. The peaceful feeling of being out in the wilderness far away from any civilization is really rewarding. This is something I will continue to do for the rest of my life, or at least as long as my legs will carry me. :)

Why I build this site

Most people in our modern society don't have the slightest idea about how to build a fire, find water, build a shelter or navigate in the wilderness. Sorry to say, but they lack the knowledge and self-confidence to travel on their own in the wilderness. They have never experienced the joy and the rewarding feeling of satisfaction to explore the great wilderness that surrounds us.

My hope is that the "Wilderness Survival Skills" website will inspire people to get the necessary knowledge and skills to safely enjoy the wilderness. I appreciate all the encouragement and kind words that I have received from readers of this site. It means more than you can imagine. . . . . However, nothing makes me happier when someone tells me they have started to practice different outdoor activities because they have visited this site.

"Wilderness is not a luxury, but a necessity of the human spirit" - Edward Abbey

Best Regards Erik C. Falk
Owner of wilderness-survival-skills.com

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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.

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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.

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

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

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Start to prepare your trip before you head for the trails!

Make sure you have the basic wilderness skills to safely enjoy your trip.