How to Survive in the Wild
Essential Wilderness Survival Skills
Wilderness Survival Guides
Fire, Shelter, Water, Navigation, Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, Wild Food, Climate, Terrain ... and MORE!
How to Survive in America's Mountains
When Governments Fall, Survivors Rise
For the inexperienced, surviving in the mountains is a killer. Add snow and cold temperatures and you have a sure recipe for disaster. Like the American mountain man from past centuries, learn what it takes to live and survive in a snow-capped mountain range.
How to Survive in the DesertSHTF IN THE DESERT
Dangerous for the unprepared, easier for the equipped. Find food, water and shelter in the desert. Learn the secrets of Arab desert nomads and Desert Indians from the American Southwest. Route finding, map reading, water procurement, hidden springs, wells, and underground rivers. Hunting tips and wild edibles and insects.
Edible Plants and Insects
15 Top Wild Edibles That Can Save You in the Wild
What are the best wild edibles that you can find and identify easily in an emergency that may be growing nearby and all around you?
15 Insects You Can Eat to Survive ... and HOW
Which insects can be eaten? In survival it turns out there are many species of edible insects including 3 "creatures" that are not insects but a food source still the same. It's too bad no one told the Donner Party ...
The Top Ten Edible Insects in North America
Challenge for every person is a survival situation -- starve or eat insects and survive? Insects are plentiful. Many are safe to eat. Many are nutritious. Here are a few bugs to know about and how to to catch and prepare them.
Survival Fishing: 10 Ways to Catch Fish in an Emergency
Fish live and thrive in most large bodies of water and many alpine lakes, ponds, and rivers. Knowing how to catch fish in an emergency can save lives. Some of these methods are illegal, however in an emergency when your life is on the line, survival comes first.
Survival: Native American Methods for Catching Fish
Fish traps, clam gardens, spear fishing, nets and traps for catching seabirds, crabbing -- tidal zones and coastlines offer up a bounty of food in a time of survival. Learn the secrets of early Native Americans.
Survival Hunting: High Powered Slingshots and Primitive Skills
Madison Parker is a Navy SEAL instructor, survival school instructor, and designer of a handmade slingshot proven in the field -- and proven with his trainees. Survival is always having a "Plan-B." This slingshot can be your "Plan-B" for that day you run out of bullets or simply want to hunt in silence, without alerting anyone to your presence.
Survival: Hunting and Trapping Small Game
Small game animals are plentiful in most wilderness areas: Mammals, rodents, waterfowl and other game birds. Here are a few proven methods for hunting and trapping small game that can save your life and provide an on-going food source in a survival situation.
Snakes and Survival: Can Snakes Be Eaten in a Survival Emergency?
As a survival food, snakes can be a tasty meal; but if you encounter a poisonous snake you better know how to recognize it and then protect yourself. Here are several things to know about snakes and survival if one day soon you have to live off the land.
Survival Hunting: Elk Hunting - Ultimate Big Game Hunting
Hunting big game like elk, moose, and deer is a proven way to survive in the wilderness long term. Today, the majority of people have no big game hunting skills, and so most people can't survive for very long in the wild. If you want to learn survival, learn the secrets to finding and hunting elk -- specifically when elk are hard to find.
Survival Hunting: How to Hunt, Cook, and Eat Black Bears and Grizzlies
Did you know that American pioneers considered bear meat to be a delicacy? Bear meat isn't on the menu in most places anymore but bears make a proven survival food for a wilderness emergency.
Survival Hunting: The Top 10 Game Birds
Which birds can be eaten in the wild, or even your own backyard, forest or distant wetland? Wild turkey, grouse, and pheasant come to mind, but did you know there are several other game birds that are sought after by hunters and that can feed you in a survival emergency?
12 Ways You Can Be Seriously Injured in the Wilderness
What to Do to Prevent and Avoid Serious Injury in the Wild. Lightning Storms. Forest Fire. High Water. MORE. Mistakes to Avoid that Take Lives Every Year. Includes Survival Tactics of Native Americans. Animal Attack. Snakes. Mountain Lions. Taking Out a Predatory Grizzly Bear. Included:
Inexpensive survival gear and specific uses in survival.
How to Survive an Avalanche
Learn how to recognize the necessary conditions for an avalanche, then how to survive an actual avalanche - or even avoid it altogether.
Shocking Wolf Attacks - Surviving a Wolf Attack
Wolves are back after successful re-introduction efforts in multiple parts of the U.S. Booming numbers of Northern Gray Wolf packs are bringing increased clashes with humans and the occasional horror stories.
Top 3 Ways People Die in the Wild (So You Don't Have To)
It turns out that it's not only wilderness newbies on the list -- but also seasoned veterans who become complacent and do things that they should know better not to... If you want to live, don't make these common mistakes that take lives every year...
How to Find Water in the Wilderness
Fresh drinking water might be right under your feet -- in the mountains, forest, and desert -- and you may not even realize it. Learn how insects, wildlife, and reading the terrain can reveal multiple sources of water. Learn how a solar still, solar furnace, and Giant Fresnel Lens can all be tools for providing safe drinking water -- anywhere.
Survival Swimming Navy SEAL Combat Swim Stroke: Finding Food and Shelter, Losing Pursuers
If swimming is a tool for the Navy SEALS, shouldn't you know why ... and How? Swimming can help you find food. Swimming can help you find shelter. Swimming can help you lose pursuers and evade enemy forces. Included: Survival "swim jackets" that help the elderly, children, and newbie swimmers swim easier and safer, even long distances.
How to Find True North Without a Compass
Lost in the wilderness or fleeing through hostile territory, knowing how to navigate without a compass is an essential survival skill.
How to Survive in the Wilderness When You're Lost
It's easy to lose your life when you get lost in the wilderness. Mountains, river delta, jungle, it all comes down to knowing the same basics if you want to survive...
The Ultimate Survival Food? 4 Simple Ways to Dry and Smoke Meat
Drying and smoking meat are primitive methods of food preservation used by pioneers, early explorers and primitive tribes. Here are four ways to dry and smoke meat for long term food storage. The good news -- it's easier than it looks.
Emergency Food Storage and Primitive Methods for Food Storage
In this article we're going to look at emergency food storage that you are advised to tackle today, as well as primitive methods for food storage (that you'll rely on after a widespread disaster) to keep you and your family alive.
Wilderness Survival Supplies
Top 10 Survival Supplies
Don't leave home without any of these items. Survival in any situation -- whether you find yourself in the mountains, remote wilderness, desert, coastal region, or even an urban environment after a natural disaster has taken place -- comes down to what a person knows, as well as what kind of survival supplies are on hand.
Wild Food - Foraging for Food and Edible Plants
National forests, national parks, and remote areas of wilderness can provide several sources for wild foods. Foraging for wild food is a learned skill. Here's an introduction to foraging, as well as specific reommendations for identifying edible plants and knowing which ones to avoid.
Surviving in the Cold: Starting a Fire in Wet Conditions
Getting a fire started in the rain or up in the mountains after a recent snowfall can be next to impossible. Better have a plan if you want to survive in the cold next to a warm fire.
How to Survive in Extreme Conditions -- Siberia
Survival tactics from "The Way Back", a real-life story of survival that took place in Siberia and what we can learn from it about surviving in extreme conditions. Learn the tactics of real-world survivors (including an American) who first survived a daring escape from a Soviet Gulag in deathly cold temperatures and then a 4,000 mile trek through mountains, forests, and barren wasteland to freedom.
Survival Food: Baiting Small Animals, Large Game, and Predators
Placing bait in order to draw wildlife is often illegal; in a survival situation the law can take a back-seat so that you can feed yourself and others when food is scarce and you may be miles from the nearest town. Native Americans and other tribal peoples around the world have successfully used baiting techniques and you can also.
Survival: How to Cross Rivers, Streams, and Rapids
Jesus walked on water. Unfortunately, that's not going to work for most of us. Here are techniques to consider for crossing a fast moving river or rapids in a survival situation.