What you Need to Know to Survive in the Wild!

Wild life survival

For wildlife enthusiasts, trekkers, and tourists, getting lost in the wild was a frequent phenomenon in the past, but the usage of advanced GPS tracking and cellular phones, etc. have reduced the possibility of getting lost in the wild than in the past. However, there may be some unfortunate situations and accidents which may happen.

Those who are trained will be able to survive, which requires quick thinking and smart planning to prevent you from the unforeseen situations in the wild. If you are planning a trip to the wilderness, then it will be good to know a few basic survival tips. Here, we will discuss some basic survival skills everyone should know.

Quick thinking and logical decision making

On being caught in the wild, you need to think of the best possible course of action at the earliest possible. Do a situational analysis and think about all possible options to find yourself away without help. Say, for example, if you think that the best move is to search for civilization and seek out help, you shouldn’t wait for another three for days before taking such a decision. Do it the same day or next if possible when you still have endurance and strength to initiate it.

Preparing a shelter

If you wish to construct a shelter to safeguard yourself in the wild, you can build it with the branches of trees, for which bamboo works the best. First, by constructing the angular shape, you can use as many additional branches for add-on stability to protect from weather and wind.

The threat from wide animals may be different at different places. There are Wild Horse Herds mostly in Montana and Wyoming, which are not so dangerous. However, there may be much wilder and cruel animals as you may get deeper into the woods, for which stronger and safer shelters may be required. Wyoming is the home to the 2nd largest wild horse population in the United States from where many of the Breeders Cup thoroughbreds came from.

Learn making fire

You may use the magnifying glass which may travelers carry our use your glasses to start the fire. Collect dry woods and stick for it.  Always try to keep your body temperature as neutral as possible. Avoid overheating in sunny conditions and hypothermia at cool hours.

Ensure proper nourishment

You can carve a little knife out of wood or stone for hunting. One can also try pitfall trap for hunting for smaller animals. On the other hand, it is easier to go for fishing if you are not so expert in hunting.

Find water

You should find water sources in the first days itself. You should watch out for the symptoms of dehydration as dry tongue, throat burning, urine turning dark brown, etc. Remember, water sets the fine line between life and death. A human being can survive only maximum of three days without water intake. You may not be able to drink directly from a pond or other still water sources, so it is ideal to dig a hole somewhere besides it where you can get clearer and less contaminated water.

However, all these may not be enough for you to survive for a more extended period, so one should make all the efforts to escape. Make noises to attract attention. Blow your whistle to call for help and also try to make smoke out of the fire to be seen from a distance.

Author Bio: 

Mandy Bular is a freelance content writer. She has written many good and informative articles on different categories such as technology, health, fashion, education, career, travel etc. She is a featured author at various authoritative blogs in the health and fitness industry and currently associated as a blogger with a various blogs.