10 Basic tips to survive in the wild

Friday, January 27, 2017

Get ready for you next trip

You need to be informed to survive in the wild or to take a trip into outdoor regions where there are potentially dangerous wildlife. Although in terms of present danger, natural elements are likely the biggest threat when it comes to survival and knowing how to prepare for every situation in this regard is essential. Simply put; you just cannot assume anything in the wild and without the correct outdoor survival gear or skills, it would be unwise to consider taking such a trip in the first place.

Here are 10 basic tips to survive in the wild

10 Basic tips to survive in the wild  

1. Take a map and compass

This really should go without saying but unfortunately, in a time when we are increasingly reliant on technology for assistance, it is important to remember that technology will often fail. For this reason, every survivalist will emphasize the importance of learning how to navigate using a map and to know how to read a compass. Most importantly, it should be noted that these are tangible items which do not rely on battery, electricity or any other means so that they can be used at anytime, anywhere.

10 Basic tips to survive in the wild  

2. Although do bring a GPS

At the same time, a GPS tracking system can make all the difference especially when time is short or it is imperative that you do not travel in the wrong direction. GPS use satellites to determine your whereabouts so they are usually reliable almost everywhere in the world, although do remember to download relevant maps before you leave in order to read them in the first place.

10 Basic tips to survive in the wild  

3. Have a backup cellphone

There is no replacement for having a working cell phone in a time of emergency and everyone knows how quickly a smart phone battery can drain. It doesn’t need to be fancy, it doesn’t even need to be smart; take a backup phone just in case and if possible, a fully charged spare battery. This phone should not be used for any other circumstance other than an emergency.

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François Dumaine

My mission is to save lives and sedentary people through the outdoors. For me, a sedentary lifestyle goes well beyond sitting in the living room.

I want to disconnect people from the virtual world to connect them to the real world. I want to reconnect with nature. I want people to stop SURVIVING, and start living! I want to communicate the feeling of freedom, of fulfillment that I live in nature!
I have the deep desire to help make the world a better place. I would like to leave my imprint on our planet this way. This is the message I want to leave as a legacy to my children! ;-)

All my work aims to inspire you, to inform you about different outdoor activities. I want to ma...

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