Since the dawn of time, man has relied on his own knowledge and abilities, which have been passed down from generation to generation. Whether constructing a dwelling, gathering food, or preparing for battle, man has utilized technology in every imaginable manner. We have gotten accustomed to living in opulent houses replete with flat-screen televisions, iPods, and other electronic devices. There are stores and restaurants on every corner, making it easy to get a bite to eat. Today, many of our conflicts are conducted from great distances using radar and other technology that you may have believed existed only in Star Wars.
But have you ever considered what would happen the next day if all of that disappeared? How well could you survive? What would you do if you knew? Would you know what to keep in mind and what to watch for? Could you create a fire, construct a shelter, and locate or kill food? Are you able to handle the unexpected?
The unfortunate reality is that many people are not. The excellent news is that I will teach you all you need to know and do to survive in the wilderness. In the case of natural catastrophes, a pandemic, riots, and even the "Zombie Apocalypse," the techniques provided in this important report can be utilized in a variety of other situations.
I cannot emphasize enough how crucial it is to know how to exist alone. As previously said, our society has become so dependent on technology that many of us would be unable to locate north if a gun were placed to our heads. Many might assert, "I can locate it with my TomTom!" Best of luck with that device in the middle of nowhere when radars and satellites fail or you run out of power!
I will teach you the fundamentals of survival and how to protect yourself and your family. I will teach you how to hone your instincts and make quick, intelligent judgments in chaotic situations. These are topics that we don't often consider or discuss, which is why you and your family need to be informed! Being prepared for the "worst-case scenario" is the bare minimum we can do to survive whatever life throws at us. As I've always said, nobody goes on a pleasant trip with the intention of getting lost in the woods. No one intends to take a 10-foot fall off a boulder and break a leg in the woods. No one intends to spend the night in the woods without food or shelter. How would you act?
No matter if you're going on a weekend camping vacation with the family or a hunting expedition you've been preparing for months, there are some items you must bring in order to be prepared for the worst. In the event that you become lost in the bush, I will discuss the most crucial items you should have with you. It is impossible to conquer nature, but it is possible to adapt to it and survive!
Here is a list of objects that should be included in your survival kit. If you do not have these goods readily available in a backpack, you should obtain them immediately for the future and keep your bag in an easily accessible location in your home or on you at all times if you venture into the wilderness.
This is the object you must have with you at all times. It is essential to stay hydrated. You cannot predict how long you will be without a sufficient water source, so use it cautiously. I suggest carrying a plastic water bottle.
Water Treatment Tablets
Water purification pills are useful to have on hand in the event that you run out of water. You should locate a flowing water source. Never consume water that is not moving. Still, water may be contaminated with harmful bacteria, which can cause severe diarrhea and vomiting, ultimately leading to dehydration.
I suggest bringing a roll of string. 1/8-inch nylon string is effective. This may be used to bind branches together to create a shelter, tie sharp things to sticks to create a makeshift weapon, or establish traps for hunting. There are a number of different ways in which string can be useful in the wilderness.
I carry two Bic lighters in a GLAD-style waterproof bag in case they become wet. I recommend Bic because, if they become wet, they will rapidly dry out and return to operating condition in no time. Additionally, they are one of the most dependable lighters for the price.
In addition, I would bring a box of waterproof matches. You never know when you might need them.
Okay, I realize we are going overboard with fire, but trust me, you do not want to spend the night in the woods without a fire, especially if it is chilly and wet. What would you do if you misplaced your lighters and your waterproof matches didn't work? Never be too well-prepared.
Obviously, you will require a compass. Do not simply purchase one and toss it into a bag. Learn how to utilize it. I would also advise against purchasing a cheap one. This is one of your lifelines that we are discussing!
I bring along a little can with two holes pierced into the top. I weave a wire through the holes for the handle and fashion a hook so it may be hung over a fire. A tiny pot may also be carried, although the can reduce the burden. If you don't have a pot, you may use this to boil water or warm meals.
First Aid Kit
This is valuable to have if you become wounded. This package contains everything necessary to treat the most common wounds. They do not yet contain a serum for a zombie bite.
A whistle is an excellent method for attracting a search team.
Red or orange yarn ball
This will not be crocheted; instead, it will be used as markers to assist you identify your surroundings and enable search teams to locate you. Simply cutting off a 12-inch section and tying it to a tree branch in a highly visible location would suffice.
I would recommend packing two flashlights and extra batteries, just in case. It will also help search teams locate you at night if you are searching for refuge in a cave or exploring one at night.
After cleaning fish or field dressing an animal, it is beneficial to have this on hand to reduce the risk of infection and illness.
It is always a good idea to carry identification. Who knows, you may smash your head and lose your identity!
3 ft. long steel rebar
This is a fantastic item to carry! I discover two sticks in the shape of a "Y." Simply set them in the ground around the perimeter of the fire and insert two metal rebar in the "Y" shapes. Now you can suspend the can or pot over the flames.
Tarpaulin and emergency blankets
The blanket will help keep you warm, while the tarp can serve as a roof or walls for an improvised shelter. Simply roll them up and secure them to the bottom of your bag.
Fishing Line, Hooks, and Bobbers for Fishing
You must also locate a water source and begin fishing. I recommend that you get a whole reel of 8-pound test fishing line and several hooks. It wouldn't hurt to get a handful of little bobbers. This is easy to transport and does not take up much space. You can grab some lures, but the woods will be abundant with bait.
Socks and Gloves to Spare
It might be prudent to bring additional socks and gloves. You never know when your initial pair of shoes will become soaked. Wet socks in the cold are unpleasant and may cause a cold. Not what you require in the outdoors. You must take every precaution to guard against illness and infection. It might be wise to bring along a toboggan to protect your head from the cold.
This may be utilized to convey enormous quantities of water.
A Notebook or Journal and a Pen
I have a notepad with me to record information about my surroundings, and I may also place notes on trees in the woods to aid search parties in locating me.
Miniature tins of food/trail mix
It wouldn't hurt to include a bag of trail mix and a few cans of food with peel-back tabs for snacks. Grab a spoon at the same time.
These may be purchased for next to nothing and are useful when Mother Nature decides to rain on your parade.
I always bring my survival knife into the woods with me. It is extremely sharp for sharpening sticks for a trap or a makeshift weapon, excellent for field dressing wildlife and cleaning fish, has a multitude of tools, and contains my compass.
I believe that the name says it all. There are a variety of situations in which it will prove useful.
This is a wonderful possession that does not cost very much. Even green wood can be burned after establishing a good, hot fire, even green wood can be burned. The wire saw is small and makes short work of 3-to 4-inch branches. It is also essential while chopping wood to construct a shelter.
This is useful for cutting branches and splitting short, huge logs by driving the hatchet through the top end of the log and hammering it through another piece of wood. It may be worn on a belt in the same manner as your machete.
This is a useful tool to have on hand: a machete. This is not only useful for self-defense, but also for cutting down saplings and clearing away superfluous shrubs.
Gun, Carry Plenty of Ammunition.
I suppose you can figure out that this is crucial to have for looking for food in case you run out of what little you took with you. This might be the difference between eating and having energy and starvation and death.
Tiny bottle of lighter fluid
This is excellent for starting a fire quickly and easily.
Only for Extravagance, a Roll of Toilet Paper
Your posterior will be grateful...until you run out of leaves, at which point it is time to collect them.
Okay, I believe we've covered all of the common and essential goods you need in your bag. It will all fit into a simple field backpack, despite the fact that it may look like a lot. (Without the rod, this will protrude from the top of the pack.) I recognize that some of you may believe that some of these goods are unnecessary, but I beg to differ. Everything described above is in my pack, and you should have the same items. I guarantee that you will be angry with yourself the first time you are lost, terrified, and bewildered and reach into your pack for something you need but don't have because you believed "you wouldn't need it.”
I would recommend finding a backpack with a waist strap to provide additional support for your back. You won't be carrying much, but after a time you'll be pleased you spent the additional money on a quality pack.
You should acquire a quality pair of high-top hiking shoes for your insulated boots to provide ankle support and warmth on tough terrain.
Regarding attire, you should never venture into the bush without the proper attire. Don't wear a shirt with short sleeves and a coat to meet an Eskimo! Wear many layers! This is a crucial point. If you begin to perspire, your clothes will become drenched, you risk catching a cold, and you will dehydrate your body.
Now that we've covered everything you need to bring with you, let's discuss the abilities you'll need to survive alone in the woods.