The first tip we can give you to ensure to survive in the wild is to be always prepared. You don’t want to be stranded in the wild without any preparation or supplies in your hand.
Don’t you dare go deep in the woods without bringing a knife, a fire starter kit, a rain jacket, and water. Even if you don’t have any thoughts about going into the wild, you still need to prepare a survival gear somehow. Having a survival kit in your car or in your house can do a lot because you’ll never know when an emergency or a disaster strikes.
However, you can’t always be prepared for everything that may happen to you. Take, for example, the teenager who managed to survive a plane crash and days getting stranded in the wilderness without any supplies in hand and injuries.
There will come a time that you might end up stranded in the wilderness unexpectedly. To make things worse, you are left with nothing save for the clothes you’re wearing. It could be that you slip into a river and all of your gear is swept away by the current. So, the question now would be “what would you do if you are left with nothing”?
With that said, we present you the only four things you need to ensure your survival in the wild.
The first and most important thing you need to ensure your survival in the wild is water. Without it, you can only survive as long as 3 days before you die. If lucky, you should be able to find a river, stream, or a creek from which you can drink clean water from.
If not, you should follow these tactics to help you find water deep in the wilderness:
- Collect dew from plants and trees around you.
- Use your clothes collect moisture from plants and trees around you and wring it out in your mouth.
- Dig for water especially at places where a stream has dried up.
The shelter is very important especially if you are stranded in the wilderness. It can protect you from wild animals, temperature changes, rain, and other harmful elements in the wild. Making a shelter in the woods is actually pretty easy. Just remember to put up your shelter before it gets dark.
The simplest way to create a shelter in the woods is to find a fallen tree and pile it up with large branches so you can have a wall. You can then use smaller branches and leaves as a roof and bed for your shelter. If you can find one, a cave makes up for an ideal shelter.
Temperatures change drastically in the woods. The weather can drop to extremely low levels especially during the night. This is why you need to figure out an effective way on how to stay warm. In fact, staying warm in the woods is considered to be more important than food when it comes to survival. This is because if you are cold, your body will yearn for more food.
There a lot of ways for you to stay warm in the woods. A well-built shelter can do a lot in making sure that no heat will escape out of your body. You can also use leaves or pine needles as a blanket to protect you from the cold temperature of the night.
The best way, however, to stay warm and ensure your survival in the wild is to make a fire. But starting a fire on your own can be quite problematic especially if you don’t have any lighter or matches with you.
Food is another important component of your survival in the wild. Luckily, there are actually lots of food sources in the woods. But to find them will require you to know where and how to look for them. Wild animals, edible plants, bug, and insects will be your primary source of food in the woods.
Catching a wild animal for food, however, is not an easy thing to do. If you are stranded on an island or near a river or lake, you could try fishing as your source of food. The best source of food in the wilderness is to eat bugs. Most bugs in the wild are edible and they also very nutritious.
Anything can happen to you in the wild. So if you want to ensure your survival you better be prepared for anything you must survive in the wild.