When you’re thinking about camping, hiking, or going on a survivalist trip, it pays to learn the ins and outs of how to survive in the wild.
Survival is written in our DNA, but practice makes perfect.
Below, I’ll break down a few major keys you need to be aware of when you’re looking to try your hand at survival.
Put these tips into motion so that survival becomes second nature. This way, you’ll be prepared in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Let’s take a look.
The Rules Of How To Survive In The Wild
Rule #1: Communication Is Critical
Whenever I head out on a survivalist trip, I notify at least three people in my network and let them know my whereabouts.
Let people know your planned route and check in whenever possible.
Communication is the golden rule whether you’re taking a planned camping trip or looking after yourself and your family following a natural disaster.
Your first step should be to touch base with authorities for updates. Keep an emergency radio handy with extra batteries so that you can get information on weather, travel routes and any other relevant information.
Take the time to check in and connect with a network whenever possible so that your safety is a priority. Further, make sure that you pack some flares or other emergency signals to let people know if you’re in distress.
Rule #2: Get Your Mind Right
Survival is a psychological matter more than anything.
The key to making it through this situation is to keep your mind and wits about you. Make sure to observe your breathing and stay calm in order to make it through the situation.
In many situations, people who don’t make it through an emergency fail due to panic.
Rule #3: Gather The Right Tools
Like many survivalists, I have a list of my favorite tools.
Some must-haves include fire starting tools, tactical knives, flashlights, dry clothing and a radio or other communications device. You’ll also want a compass or other directional device, backup dry matches and lighters and a waterproof tent to help you brave the elements.
When you have the right tools, it’s much easier for you to buy time and figure out your next moves as you learn how to survive in the wild.
Half the fun of survivalist practice is stocking up on new and more unique tools to get you through it. The better equipped you are, the easier it’ll be for you to survive.
Rule #4: Make Your Basic Needs A Priority
Whenever you’re surviving, your sole priority should be making it to the next day and beyond.
Any time you move to a new location, be sure that you’re scoping out sources of water, shade from the sun, the potential for food and other important survival aspects.
Prioritize hydration, since the effects of dehydration set in quickly and will hamper your ability to think, reduce your energy and make you sick.
Consider these three tips and contact us if you need any help learning how to survive in the wild.