The result of this increased interest in nature is a growing number of campers, hikers exploring the wilderness to get a fulfilling way to see nature in a new light, enhance the bond with nature. Whether you are an experienced outdoor enthusiast or a new beginner, whether you are planning a day-long hike or a week-long trek through mountains, we all need to be in awe of nature and should take precautions to stay safe while exploring the wilderness, especially for those on their own and making a long outdoor trip.
For safety reasons, in this post, we will introduce some best tips to survive long outdoor trips.
1. CAN FIND CLEAN WATER
Clean water is the most important resource in any survival scenario. On most occasions, clear & flowing water is your best option which has fewer bacteria, so small streams should be what you look for first. Remember: always filter or purify it before drinking. Except that, you can collect rainwater and heavy morning dew to get clean water. It's better if you can find fruits, vegetables...they can be an excellent source of hydration.
2. CAN DISCERN THE DIRECTION
It is a terribly wrong thing to get lost in the wilderness; we must try to plan a route to get back to safety as fast as possible. You can use a cell phone or a GPS, or compass-navigation & maps to help you get back to the trail. Besides those gears, you can try to use the sun and stars to discern the right direction.
3. CAN FIND FOOD
Food is our urgent requirement, so we need to know how to get food in the wilderness. Smaller animals, insects (which can provide 65 to 80 percent protein), crustaceans (saltwater lobsters, crabs, and shrimp), mollusks (octopuses and freshwater and saltwater shellfish such as snails, clams, mussels, bivalves, barnacles, periwinkles, chitons, and sea urchins) are good choices.
4. CAN USE FIRE
Fire is very useful in the wilderness; it can keep us warm and dry, and grill food. Usually, we can depend on lighters and matches to get a fire going. But it is necessary to get the capacity to light a flame without matches or a lighter in the wilderness. You can start a fire using a hand drill, or fire plow, or bow drill.
5. CAN BUILD A SHELTER
When you have to spend a night in the wildness but without the necessary gear, you need to build a survival shelter by yourself to protect you from animals, insects, and the elements. Tree branches are fantastic building materials for a survival shelter, you can learn how to build a tree branch survival shelters.
6. KNOW HOW TO CALL FOR HELP
When you are in a survival situation, it is necessary to have multiple effective ways to signal for help. Your cell phone is the greatest signal tool for everyday emergencies. Besides, you can also use the whistle, mirror, handheld flares flare guns, flare guns, survey tape, or survey tape to send distress signals.
When we enjoy the fun of the wilderness, we also need to take it seriously.