When you are outdoors, you require learning all the necessary components in survival tactics to keep you safe and alive. When emergencies may happen to you in the wild, do not panic, apply the principles and follow all these basic survival skills for you to prepare your outdoor experience.
One of the basic skills that are essential for you to learn is how to start and make a fire. There are several purposes why you need to learn this. You can use it to purify water, cook food, keep the body warm, signal rescuers and other people, keep wild animals off and make you comfortable. There are several steps on how to start a fire. You can start by assembling firewood and conserving fuel while making a file.
Learn to build a shelter.
Building a simple shelter is another skill that you need to learn because this will protect you from being exposed to cold, winter, heat, rain and snow. Prepare all the necessary clothes that will fit in the environment. This is the first measure to keeping your body sheltered from the weather conditions. If you do not have a campsite, start building a quick and easy to learn shelter.
Learn to practice proper ways for signaling.
This will alert any rescuers just in case you need help. It is important to bring survival gear and equipment that you can use for any emergency. Have with your backpack a fire, flashlight flags, mirrors, whistles and color markers. You can use all of these to call the attention of rescuers who might be looking for you.
Preparing for your survival food is important to keep you alive for days when you are in the wild. Know and identify edible plants and small animals. Pack some energy bars, preserve foods, and water for your trip. Drink water in the cold evening and look for the source of water in the area before you will run out of it. You can collect and store rainwater for your water.
Bring and prepare all the first aid and medicine kit.
This is because this is one of the primary steps to keep you survive. Above all, the practical ways to keep you survive when you are lost or stranded in the wilderness is do not panic but instead think, observe and plan for it. Prepare all the needed things for your trip and make your checklist just to make sure everything is ready.
Learn from your mistakes.
If you are alone in the wild, a wrong move can put your life at risk. Avoid making wrong decisions and limiting them as much as possible. Stay vigilant with the surroundings. You will never know what to await in the wild all the time. Being ready can make a difference to one’s survival.
Pack useful survival tool and gear.
If you have the intention to journey for the adventurous trip, bring some useful tools with you. These include the survival knife, can opener, heater, extra batteries, radio, compass, map, hammer, etc. These are all useful when used for survival in the wild.