6 Tips to Survive in the Wilderness

Have you ever been in the wild? If so, what did you take with you? You may have taken a lot of gadgets with you so you don’t have any problems. But what if you find yourself in the wild with nothing on you? How would you cope with this situation? What would you do to survive? Given below are some tips that may help you.

1: Don’t panic

It can be unsettling to find yourself alone in a survival situation. You may get nervous in no time. You need some outdoor survival skills to survive in an unexpected situation. The first thing you need to do is control your panic and stay calm. This way you can get out of this difficult situation by making the right decisions.

2: Set Your Priorities

The second thing that you need to do is set your priorities. Food should not be your number one priority. You can survive for three weeks even if you don’t eat much. What you need to do is stay warm if the outside temperature is too low. If possible, stay dry. Water should be your number one priority if you the weather is warm.

3: Lighting a Fire

If you don’t have a match on you in the wild, how would you light a fire? You need three things for this purpose: a spark, oxygen and fuel. You can use flint and steel or a magnifying glass.

4: Making a Smoke Signal

Once you have started a fire, your next move should be to send a signal so others could see you out there. For this purpose, you can create a smoke signal. All you have to do is collect some pieces of wood and dry leaves and then set them to fire. Once they start burning, just put the fire out. This will create smoke that will go up in the air, and hopefully the rescue party will come to you.

5: Sustain a Fire

Lighting and keeping a fire burning is hard in wet weather. However, you can use a few tips. In light rain, the fire may not get effected. Just make sure you look for dry wood as dry wood is difficult to stop when it is set on fire. Another tip is to look for pine and leaves that have needles on them.

6: Building a Shelter

A shelter can protect you from the cold and wildlife outside. Just make sure you don’t build the shelter on a place that is damp. In the same way, avoid building one on top of hills or highlands. You can bamboo sticks or twigs and leaves to construct a mound.

So, these are a few tips that may help you survive in the wild when no one is around to help you. Just make sure you note down the main tips and keep them in mind. You may not have any idea when you may get into trouble. Stay prepared is the only way to go.

Source by Buck Jones

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