Month: August 2016

Outdoor Survival- A Signaling For Help Cheatsheet

Bush Craft Tools If you are rescued, common sense will tell you that you’ll no longer need to worry about gathering food, water, shelter, and building a fire. So, if the weather is not, severe, strategizing about how you are going to signal for rescue should be your number one priority. Other than a whistle, signaling tools differ from day and night. The following is a list of recommended, signaling,  bush craft tools. Anytime Use Whistles Whistles are compact and easy to carry; so, you should have a whistle on you at all time when you are in the wilderness.Distance-Range...

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Outdoor Survival: Stress Management and Survival

Unless you are a Zen master, in wilderness survival you are going to face stress. That is why you should learn some stress management tools. Some stress is beneficial as it can keep you alert. However, too much stress can lead to many dangerous situations as being “stressed out leads to the following: Indecisiveness Worrying too much or rumination Lack of energy Make too many mistakes Withdrawal Shirking responsibility Argumentitive And in extreme situations- Suicidal thoughts What can you do? First of all, realize that you are going to be stressed out. So, don’t stress out that you are...

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The First 24 Hours In Outdoor Survival

So, the unspeakable has happened, and you are stuck overnight in the outdoors. Whether you’ve been lost in the woods while hiking, car broke down while hunting, get caught in a storm or the zombie apocalypse has occurred you’re going to need to go into survival mode. Make no doubt about it; you are going to feel overwhelmed. However, as long as you remain calm and follow your wilderness survival training you’ll be okay. First 24 Hours in Outdoor Survival In outdoor survival, the first 24 hours will often mean the difference upon whether or not you live or die. Please realize that every wilderness survival situation will be different. So, based on the circumstances, you may need to change the guidelines that are listed below. For example, as you could sleep in your truck, you may not need to build a shelter if you’re truck breaks down when you are hunting or fishing. So, here are the general guidelines for surviving the first 24 hours: Survival Rule of 3 The following is a well-known survival maxim that’ll help you when you are in survival mode 3 Minutes without air or submerged in freezing water 3 Hours without shelter in Arctic temperatures 3 Days without water or less if you aren’t protected from severe weather. (This includes hot environments and even extreme cold 3 Weeks With no food. This...

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Outdoor Survival- Water Treatment

You can only live three days without water.  So, finding drinkable water is a priority in outdoor survival.  Streams and rivers may not be safe to drink.  So, you need to take steps to assure that your water source is purified.  This video will guide you in treating  water.   This is great advice.  But, I would also highly recommed that you check out the LifeStraw. The, portable, LifeStraw is a great way to safely drink clean water in all situation.  All you do is place a straw into water and drink. Click Here for more info.    ...

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