How to survive when lost in the wild<br />Make sure you have a hatchet or a knife while hiking.<br />
Step 1 build shelter<br />Form a angular shape with it. Use many branches/logs added stability and protection.<br />One type shelter is a lean to- for this you need a large rock or log lay long branches against it and smaller against it use shrubs or moss for roof. <br />The smaller the better to insulate yourself. <br />In cold or freezing conditions, the worst thing you can do is let yourself get sweaty.<br />Every hour or so take of your outer clothes for a maximum of one minute. <br />
Step two<br />Quickly think about all possible options and be perceive about what best survival course of actions is. <br />
Step 3<br /><ul><li>Use a magnify glass or even your glasses to start a fire.
You can take twos small pieces of wood sharpen one and use it to drill into the other piece.
Place all flammable objects you can find next to the drill.
The moment it starts take a rock and swiftly tip the object onto the nest of dry things.</li></li></ul><li>Step 4<br /><ul><li>Carve a hunting knife.
Get the best square looking block of wood you can find hit it with a blunt rock repeatedly until wood sharpens.
Sharpen like any other knife but in this case the rock is the sharpener.
You could also use and break of edges and then use another rock and some water like a wet stone and sharpen. </li></li></ul><li>Step 5<br />Set a trap if you cant go hunting.<br />Use traps for large animals.<br />Dig a hole in the ground 2 to 3 meters and 1 to 2 meters across.<br />Take a few sharp branches at the bottom.<br />Take 2 thin branches and place them cress-crossed across the top.<br />
Go after fish first if you go hunting. When you spot one, don't make a sudden move. The vibrations will scare them off. Water bends light, and makes objects appear further back than they really are- so compensate for this and aim just in front of your target. Practice makes perfect. <br />Streams are full of food if you cannot catch fish there are usually fresh water mussels <br />If you fail at catching fish, try to find some plants to eat; dandelions.(yellow flowers or big white thing, eat the leaves), sour grass (has a yellow flower at the top and looks like grass, only in a cylinder shape, has no leaves, eat the cylinders grass , just NEVER eat white berries. It may be tempting to eat regular grass, but do not.<br />
Step 6<br />Create a smoke signal.<br />Repeat fire step this time use green branches<br />Or use a piece of cloth or blanket.<br />
tips 1<br />Remember your only lost when you don’t remember where you came from.<br />You are only as sharp as your knife.<br />When hunting or traveling always carry a sharp knife.<br />
Tips 2<br />A fish / abbey trap can be created with a sock/stocking and bottle. <br />Cut the toe out of the sock/stocking and the top of the bottle. <br />place the sock inside the bottle and secure the sock to the top of the bottle. <br />Then push a small piece of meat through the hole in the sock and place the bottle into the water.<br />
Tips 3<br />When you eat an unknown fruit, if it is bitter, it is probably poisonous, if it is sweet it is probably good to eat. <br />However, this does not always apply. So avoid eating unknown fruits.<br />Here is a good checklist against food poisoning: Rub the food on your arm and wait for 5-10 minutes. <br />If there is a rash don't eat it. If there isn't, put it against your lips. Wait for 5-10 minutes. <br />If there is a rash or discomfort don't eat it. If there isn't, put it on your tongue. Wait for 5-10 minutes. <br />If there is discomfort don't eat it. If there is no discomfort, take a small piece and swallow it. Wait for 3-5 hours. <br />If there is discomfort, don't eat it. If there isn't, the food is safe to eat.<br />
Tips 4<br />Using a standard 12-hour watch, such as a wristwatch, one's approximate bearings can be found as follows: <br />Hold the watch with 12 o'clock pointing towards your left. <br />Rotate into position so that the hour hand is pointing towards the Sun. <br />The point halfway between the hour hand and 12 o'clock points towards the south. (During daylight saving time, the same method can be employed substituting 11 o'clock for noon.) <br />
Tips 4<br />If in the autumn and there a lot of leaves on the ground, gather up lots and lots of leaves and put them in a pile - the more leaves, the better. <br />This big pile of leaves can be your bed and blanket to stay warm. <br />Make sure you have a thick layer of leaves below you to prevent your body heat from being absorbed by the ground. <br />Use a thick layer above you as a make-shift blanket. <br />
What you need<br />Survival kit <br />Plastic bottle <br />Rope <br />Whistle <br />Matches <br />Medium-large rubbish/garbage bag <br />Tape <br />Pencil stub and very small note book <br />Brightly colored cloth <br />Stock cube <br />Knife <br />Magnesium block and striker (to make a fire in all weather conditions) <br />Tinder <br />
The five W’s<br />The Five "W's" of Survival: <br />Weather: Temperature of the area, know what kind of shelter you need. <br />Wood: How much wood is around for both fire and shelter? <br />Wiggles: spiders, scorpions, snakes, anything that can bite you or poison you. <br />Widow makers: rocks, trees, large animals, anything that can fall on you or attack you. <br />Water: Where will you get water, and how will you obtain it?<br />
How to survive with just a knife<br />Believe it or not, survival in a temperate environment is easy. In the woods one can die from a number of different things. <br />However, by simply having the knowledge and exploiting what you know, the woods can become a home and a new reality. <br />By having a simple blade, one can fashion his own tools and his own means for survival.<br />NOTE: Before considering any of the information below, recognize that temperature defines precedence in the wilderness.<br /> If the temperature gets below 40 degrees at night consider fire your most important prerequisite. <br />However if the temperature rises to greater than 90 degrees during the day, consider moving and working at night and sleeping under cover during the day.<br />
Step 1<br />Find water.<br />Move to the lowest point you can find there should be some water or lesson if you hear running water run towards it.<br />
Step 2<br />Make friends with trees not really.<br />White birch <br />American Basswood<br />Common Maple<br />
Step 3<br />Cut some basswood.<br />You got to try and make some rope<br />
Step 4<br />Go mudding yes really.<br />While getting some water there is usally clay and mud along the shore.<br />Cover your self in mud or clay with a thin layer it acts like armor against bugs and is go for hunting.<br />
Step 5<br />Find game. <br />After you have your armor on.<br />Follow small tracks large ones should be avoided.<br />Look for rabbits.<br />
Step 6<br />Make fire.<br />If its starting to get dark out fire is your best bet.<br />Before lighting a fire clear a six foot circle.<br />
When you go on trips study the geography first.<br />Know the trails.<br />Get maps or a gps.<br />Study books on wildlife survival.<br />