Survive in wilderness
Edited by Ephraim, Charmed, Maria, Rebecca M. and 3 others
Every environment requires a different set of skills and a different approach in order to survive, but the one thing that you will need in ANY survival situation is a level head. You will first need to calmly assess your situation and develop a plan of attack rather panic and perhaps make your situation worse than it already is. This survival guide will give you information based on the things that you will have access to in different environments and seasons.
When it comes to survival, as with many other things in life, your chances for success are greatly improved if you are well prepared. One of the best ways to be prepared for this type of emergency is to carry a survival kit. Knowing the right items to put in your survival kit is just as important as having one. For helpful tips on preparing a wilderness survival kit you can refer to this article Create a survival kit
Many people think that if they are ever in a survival situation that they can rely on hunting and fishing to provide them with food. Unfortunately, as any hunter or fisherman can tell you, catching dinner isn't nearly as easy as you'd think. Even in the best circumstances when you are well armed and prepared, relying on the fish or game to cooperate with your plan is not a sure thing. If you truly feel that you will be stranded for an extended period of time, the first thing that you should do is find a source of water. A human can live for an extended period of time without food, but only 3 to 5 days in ideal conditions without water. In extreme conditions that length of time is considerably shorter. Animals are also drawn to water so your chances of finding game to hunt will increase as well.
If you are able to purify your water through boiling or other means such as water purification tablets, that would certainly be best. If you don't have the equipment to do this however, you still have to drink. Find a spot where the water is moving swiftly over the rocks (rapids) and collect your water there.
Aside from water, shelter is your most immediate need. If your vehicle is available you should stay with it and use it as your shelter. If you need to leave the vehicle, take whatever you can carry from your survival kit with you because a simple shelter can be made using just a tarp. If none of those things are available to you, there is often natural shelter to be found if you just know where to look.