The Wilderness Survival Skills Everyone Should Know
Posted on: 2012-04-15 04:22:36
Be prepared. Period.
A few hours watching the Discovery Channel can prompt extreme survival fantasies involving frog licking and urine drinking, but what basic skills would you actually need to survive in the wilderness? Here's a look at the basics you need to become an adult Boy Scout straight from a cadre of survival experts.
The key to surviving in the wilderness is preparation. But this post isn't about stockpiling food or preparing for disasters at home (although both are a good idea). This is about the skills and tricks you can learn and remember now that will help save your life if your car breaks down in the woods, you're lost while hiking, or a terrible disaster strands you in the wilderness.
Before we get started on technique let's make a list of priorities to keep you alive and we'll go through them in more detail in a moment.