This blog is about survival and safety in the outdoors. Every year there are people who go out to have a stroll in nature, a hike, camping or some similar fun activity and they find themselves in a life threatening situation. YES THIS CAN HAPPEN TO YOU OR A LOVED ONE! Whether an outdoor enthusiast, a casual lover of nature or an experienced "survival expert" these tips will help you be prepared for the unexpected turn of events that nature so often can present. KEEP YOUR LOVED ONES SAFE!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
Wilderness Survival Basics
hope readers of this blog have enjoyed the last several blogs which have been
about sculpturing and making use of items that may be found in the wilderness
to help your survival situation.No
doubt there will be many more items to share in the future about making use of
such items or other fun ideas that can be helpful.It seems that when learning about wilderness
survival, people generally want to learn fun and interesting “tricks” to
survival.Maybe this is because these
are fun and when having fun doing something, it is usually easier to
learn.When it come right down to it
though, it is the more simple basics of survival that are generally the most
important things that can save your life.So while we will eventually and occasionally get back to so called fun
and useful tricks of wilderness survival, it is time to revert back to the
February 2012 blog for some basics of survival.This months blog then is simply a copy (and a very good reminderof survival
basics) of the February 2012 blog and we will move forward from this point on
the next blog posting.
DO YOU DO WHEN YOU FIND YOURSELF IN A WILDERNESS SURVIVAL SITUATION?
there can be many wilderness survival scenarios and each scenario may present
different challenges, the one I would like to discuss for this blog is that of
being lost or disoriented. This may sound odd and some people may disagree with
me but the first thing to do is-
right! Take a break. Take anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes to just relax. Sit in
a comfortable spot and sing a song, recite a poem, watch birds, or have a snack
– whatever relaxes you. If you take just a short break this will likely diminish
going into panic and just running and getting yourself lost even more. Being
relaxed will also likely help you to think more clearly when break time is
break time is over, then you can take time to STOP.
- STAY where you are if possible as this will make it easier for rescuers to
THINK calmly about your situation and options. Evaluate and remain positive.
OBSERVE the weather, your surroundings, your equipment/supplies and
PRIORITIZE immediate needs(shelter, medical, fire, water, signal and food) –
develop a plan of action, follow your plan, remain positive.