Wilderness Survival

Wilderness survival, also known as bushcraft, is a way of surviving that entails leaving your home and bugging out to the great outdoors.

 

Whether you’ll be in the woods, the desert or on a mountain, surviving in the wilderness is not an easy task, not even for those who are trained for it. Nevertheless, if bugging out is your only option, and if you don’t have a place to go to, set up an INCH (I’m never Coming Home) bag and read the articles below.

Survival Stories Too Harrowing to Be True

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When you’re out in the wilderness, the warm weather, beautiful scenery, and the distance between yourself and the stress of daily life in town may seem perfect. But if you become lost, or if something happens that severely inhibits your ability to walk out, that fine day of hiking can …

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How to Select Fire Tinder and Kindling

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Starting a fire is one of the most important survival skills anyone can learn.  A fire means the difference between freezing and being warm.  It means the difference between eating a cold meal and a hot meal.  It means being able to cook the meat you kill and the fish …

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Basic yet Critical Bushcraft Skills

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Nature contains all the resources that we need in order to survive, but the trick is knowing what to do with them. When hiking, camping, or bugging out to the wilderness, you need to know what you’re doing. This set of skills is called bushcraft, a group of interrelated skills that …

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Making Fire Using the Bow-Drill Method

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There is one thing you can be certain of in our world today. Disasters are unexpected. You may get a bit of warning for weather disasters like flooding, but not always. In many cases, the key to survival is to keep everyone warm and dry. Knowing how to use the …

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Know Your Snakes

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When it comes to any wilderness survival situation, there is one potential danger for which many people are not prepared. I’m not talking about lawless bandits or some form of the plague; I’m talking about snakes. The last thing you want to do is prepare to survive in the wilderness, …

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The Best Bushcraft Knife

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Bushcraft generally refers to wilderness survival skills and was initially used to describe the survival skills needed in the Australian bush country or outback. The isolated outback territory meant whatever you took with you when choosing to go on “walkabout” was pretty much all you had. You lived off what …

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How to make a shelter

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In an outdoor survival situation, think clearly and try not to panic. It is a different experience than watching carefully selected highlights of shows like “Survivor” or “Naked and Afraid”. In reality, the best way to survive an unanticipated emergency is to learn what to be ready for and practice …

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14 Survival Items You May Not Need in the Wild

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OK, they may not be completely useless but we are trying to assemble our survival bags with the least number of items. We need to keep our bags as light as possible, and do it all without breaking the bank. So if you’ve even thought about buying some of the items below, I’m hoping this …

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