Five Tips to Survive in the Wilderness

A trek into the wilderness is a great way to unwind and get away from the pressures at work and the hustle and bustle of urban living.

Taking a trek in the wilderness, however, requires more than purchasing camping gear from your favorite sports shop, particularly in case of emergency. There are a number of important skills you will need to learn before going out into wild to ensure that you will not only enjoy your trip, but also that you will come back in one piece to relate your adventure!The five most important things you have to learn are:

  • How to Build a Shelter
  • How to Make a Fire
  • How to Find Water
  • How to Find Food
  • How to Signal for Help

Build a Shelter

You probably did not leave home without a solid camping tent, but in the event that it was blown away by h2 winds, or even torn to pieces by a bear, you may need to construct your own shelter. READ MORE »

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How to Be a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician

April 7, 2011 Wilderness Survival
How to Be a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician

For a sudden medical crisis, you can simply call 911 and an EMT will come rushing to your house to provide assistance. But what if you are out in the wild, with no supplies and the nearest medical facility a few hundred kilometers away? How the heck do you respond to a sudden onslaught of […]

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Survival Tips for Camping in the Wilderness

April 4, 2011 Camping Safety
Survival Tips for Camping in the Wilderness

If you think camping in the wilderness is booking a site with Kamgrounds of America, think again. Out in the wilderness, there are no restrooms or hot showers, no convenience stores down the road, and no wooden cabins you can retreat to when the ground beneath your back feels a little too hard. You only […]

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How Important is First Response Training?

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How Important is First Response Training?

Spending time out in the great outdoors and pushing your mental and physical prowess to the limit through hiking, trekking, or white water rafting can be one of the most exhilarating experiences of a lifetime. But then again, it can also be, G-d forbid, one of the most unfortunate. People may slip, slide, fall, or […]

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Stocking Up On Wilderness First Aid Supplies

March 21, 2011 Emergency Preparedness
Stocking Up On Wilderness First Aid Supplies

First aid in the great outdoors is a whole lot different from the basic first aid we were taught during our regular high school health classes. While your regular home first aid kit will consist mostly of bandages, gauze pads, a pair of scissors, topical wound treatments, and some over-the-counter medicines, your wilderness first aid […]

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