Surviving in the wild is a no reality TV adventure. According to US stats, there have been a significant number of deaths related to being lost in the woods or wilderness. If you need to bug-out, you may find yourself where there is no food and faucets, no department stores, and no cell phone signals. What is your plan for finding water? Are you even prepared?
In order for your family to survive in the wilderness, here are some practical tips you can use.
Food is one of the most important and crucial areas to consider when out in the wilderness. Hunting for something to eat is not difficult, but hunting for something that’s hard to find is the most frustrating part. It is said that humans can live three days without food. But three days without water is hard to imagine. So if you can’t find food, find water.
Where to Find Water
The best thing to do is to go uphill. If you are out in the forests, there are plenty of water sources to get. However, if you are stuck in a mass of rain forest trees, finding water may be very difficult. As part of this survival guide in the wilderness, you must learn the art of finding water in the midst of trees. Clues of water presence are found in shelters and natural dips. If you are on the mountains, you will most likely find these features but if not, try to make it to the river banks. One very helpful tip in looking for river is to listen for the sound of the streams.
River banks are usually flocked with high density of trees and plants. If you are on the mountains, just trail down the slope. A good addition to your bug out bag is a map of the area you are likely to be. That is why it is so utterly important to bring with you a compass.
The second most important thing you need is the ability to set a fire. This is not only important for cooking food, but is used for purifying water and is best to keep you and your family member protected from the freezing coldness during night time.
These are tips are just the basics. Read survival books and guides and learn lessons from those who survived being in the wilderness.