Wilderness Survival - Tips and Tricks
Given that wilderness survival is completely unpredictable by nature, it’s vital that you get ready, so you're prepared should a situation arise. The most exceedingly terrible has occurred, you strayed from the trail and you are totally lost. What should you do now? This run of the mill situation is the way most people who end up lost in the wilderness end up lost. Nobody anticipates getting lost and confused. With some learning, sound judgment, and a composed mind, survival until the point when being rescued is conceivable. Just stay motivated and focused on what needs to be done.
First Things First
When you realise that you’re lost, remain calm and evaluate the situation. On the off chance that you can precisely find the direction that you came from (which means 95% certainty), at that point return toward that path. Trace and follow your footsteps where possible (mostly on soft ground), take note of upturned leaves, visual points of reference is also important. If you lucky enough to have a phone with a signal, use it to call for help, describe your location and stay put. In the event that you have a GPS which indicates trails and street markers, then you can use it to navigate your way back to civilisation. Another thing that you can do is try taking short treks to find a trail, however, you must mark your trail, so that you can easily return without venturing further into trouble. You can mark your trail clearly with stuff like rocks, stick, branches etc.
Take note of everything that you have with you, including the times in your pockets, as well and the items and clothing that you’re wearing. It’s vital that you know what you have access to, as your inventory list becomes your survival tools. At this point, your three main concerns are water, warmth & shelter. Refer to your inventory list, and take note of all the food items you have, even candy or chocolate bars. Then you need to decide the best way to ration the little food that you have. Keep in mind that you will require substantially more water than food to avoid becoming dehydrated. Next, you need to check your inventory for items to start a fire. A lighter or matches would be ideal, because if you don’t have any, making fire become challenging.
Make Yourself Comfortable
In the event that you can't figure out your way to out, fire and dry shelter will be your main focus. The only time you should move from your present position is to get to an area with greater visibility from the air. If you are covered up underneath trees or bushes you will in all likelihood not be seen. A tent or plastic sheet will significantly help with the shelter building process. In the event that such things are not accessible, a shelter with enough cover to enable contain warmth is adequate. Be that as it may, on the off chance that it is or will rain, any type of shelter that you make should help keep you safe from the elements. You could also search for rocky overhangs and little spaces to use as a shelter.
Time To Make A Fire
A fire provides both warmth and serves as a signal. Making a fire is a simple process if you have matches or a lighter. The basic process requires fine dry material to get the fire started, then by progressively bigger fuel is needed as the fire develops.
In the event that you don't have matches or a lighter, don't stress. Fires might be worked with steel and a flint, the bow strategy, or even by uncovering the wires from an electric lamp or torch and contacting them to a piece of fabric while the light is on. These techniques can make a small fire that you would then be able to develop. Make sure to utilize the resources that you have available, however, use them sparingly.
Make sure you ready for your next wilderness adventure with these important survival tools.