Surviving in the wilderness can be a challenging task, especially during a crisis. However, with proper knowledge, skills, and preparation, it is possible to survive and even thrive in such situations.
In the digital age, we’ve become so used to constantly being connected that our reliance on technology has gone beyond mere convenience. Our modern lifestyle has brought about a new phenomenon termed digital isolation.
You see, as much as you might think that you are constantly in contact with friends and family through social media platforms and email, this is only true when it comes to people you know personally. The downside is that not everyone knows how to deal with real-world situations.
When it comes to communicating with your loved ones, they tend to resort to more formal channels like letters or phone calls instead of instant messaging or Snapchat
Learn To Hunt And Cook Wild Food
Hunting is one of the oldest survival skills known to man, but it is also one of the most overlooked. Hunting is a critical aspect of survival. It helps to acquire meat and fish to eat, as well as wild plants to supplement your diet with vitamins, minerals, and fibre. It provides protein, minerals, vitamins, amino acids, and enzymes that are essential for optimal health.
When you’re in the wild, you don’t have a refrigerator or a freezer to keep your food fresh. The best option is to hunt and cook your own food. There are many types of wild games that you can hunt, such as wild birds, fish, squirrels, rabbits, and more. In order to get the most nutrition out of your food, you will need to clean and skin the animals before you eat them.
Develop A Survival Skill
Although it may sound a bit bonkers, developing a survival skill can help you to survive any crisis situation or even everyday life.
Survival skills are skills that can be used to find food, and shelter, purify water, create shelter, and many more. Some of the popular skills that can come in handy during a crisis include:
Foraging – Finding, collecting, and consuming wild plants
Identifying Wild Animals – Avoiding dangerous animals and spotting them whenever possible
Making Fire – Having the ability to make fire can provide light, warmth, and cooking
Making Fishing Nets – This can help you to catch small wild animals and insects for food
Making Shelter – Having the skill of shelter-making can help you to stay safe and out of the rain
Walking Blindfolded – This can be used as a form of mental stimulation and self-improvement
Learn How To Forage And Identify Plants
During a survival situation, you may not have access to your usual grocery store aisle. You might not even be able to get to your neighbourhood grocery store due to the current situation. This is where foraging comes in. Foraging means collecting or searching for food in your neighbourhood.
You can also use your knowledge of plants to create herbal remedies and create natural cleaning supplies. Foraging can be done on your own property, but to get the most out of it, you should join a community garden or start a wild edible garden.
You can also ask your neighbours if they have weeds and wild plants growing on their land that you can collect. It’s also a good idea to take a class on foraging or join a foraging group to get more experience. There are a number of wild foods that you can forage and identify. These include:
Plants – Identifying the leaves and flowers can help you identify the plant and learn more about it. Make sure that you collect only the parts that are edible (leaves, flowers, roots, and stems).
Mushrooms – These are edible fungi that can be used to create medicines or added to soups. Mushrooms come in various colours and shapes.
Nuts – These are actually fruits that look like brown seeds. They can be eaten raw or used to make nut-based oils, sugar, and beverages.
Berries – These are small and soft fruits that can be eaten fresh or dried and used in cooking.
Grasses – These are edible plants that can be used as feed for animals or consumed as food.
Seeds – These are essential to growing new plants, so it is important to collect seeds. They can also be ground into flour or used to make oils, alcohol, or medicines.
Sap – This is a sweet, clear liquid that comes from trees, plants, and other trees. It can be used to make medicines or drinks.
Build And Improve Shelter
During a crisis, you will have to make your own shelter. This could mean building a basic lean-to, an elevated shelter such as a platform or a tree, or a shelter in a shelter.
However, if you build it, make sure that it is well-built and safe enough to keep you and your family safe from the elements and predators. During a survival situation, shelter can be used for sleeping, protection from the elements, and protection from predators.
You may also want to make it into a place where you can cook food, store supplies, and/or store seeds for planting in the future. There are many different types of materials that you can use when building your own shelter. Some of the most common are:
Wood – This is one of the oldest, most effective, and easiest materials to use for shelter. You can use it to build a basic shelter or a more advanced shelter with a roof, walls, and floors.
Mud and earth – You can use mud and soil to build a basic shelter or create an advanced shelter that is sturdy and protected from the elements.
Straw and leaves – You can use straw and leaves to build a simple shelter or an advanced shelter that is more comfortable and also more weatherproof.
Walk And Camplight Smarter
During a crisis, you’ll have to walk to get to your next safe location. This can be dangerous if you don’t know how to protect yourself from dangers such as wild animals and the elements. When walking, keep in mind that visibility should be kept to a minimum.
You should also walk slowly and carefully while focusing on your surroundings. Be on the lookout for animals that could pose a threat to your safety, such as bears and wolves. There are many ways to keep yourself safer while walking and one way is by walking slowly and steadily. You should also try walking with a group whenever possible to increase your chances of survival.
Be Self-Defense Ready
During a crisis situation, you will be required to go out looking for food, water, and other essentials. It is important that you are defending yourself from danger at all times. You can do this by carrying a self-defence tool such as a machete or a knife. Another way to protect yourself is by wearing protective gear such as a helmet or a pair of gloves.
During a crisis, you should stay away from places where there are opportunities for trouble, such as abandoned buildings or areas that are prone to vandalism. These places can be dangerous as they are inhabited by tough individuals who might be looking for easy targets.
Network And Form Groups
During a survival situation, you will have to be prepared to defend yourself from danger. This is best done by forming a group or network of people who can help protect each other. This could be done by joining a community group or by forming a group on a social media platform.
When forming a group, you should make sure that the group has enough members who are willing to protect each other. This can be done by forming a group that includes people from different walks of life, religions, and ethnicities.
You should also try to create a group that is as safe as possible. For example, you could create a group that meets in a public place, such as a park, where there are surveillance cameras present.
There are many things that can go wrong during a survival situation, but the good news is that you can survive these situations if you know what to do. If you maintain your physical and mental health, have enough food and water, and build a shelter, then you can survive anything.
The best thing to do is to be ready for anything by keeping yourself safe, learning new skills, building a new shelter, and forming new groups. These things can help you to survive in any situation, whether it is a natural disaster or a man-made crisis.