Want to learn more about surviving? let us start with Survival for backpackers? Why not? For ultralight backpackers like myself, light equipment is the way to go.
If you love being in the wilderness, then you need to know how to handle whatever turns up.
The Secret of Survival for Backpackers
Your root training sessions are actually hiking/walking using a backpack.
While running and even cycling is definitely a way to develop cardiovascular conditioning, invigorate joints as well as muscle mass; absolutely nothing preps you to backpack such as hiking using a pack on your back! Put On Your Back Pack (or perhaps a day-pack).
The secret of Survival is to stay warm and dry, hydrated, unscathed, and discovering or knowing your escape from the wilderness. Obviously, having food and eating is nice too, however, not essential if just for a couple of days. Here are some survival abilities/tips/tricks you can do today.
1. Put dried moss or milkweed fuzz in your pocket as you stroll, so you’ll have dry tinder to start a fire, just in case it’s drizzling later on. Cattail fuzz works well too, and you can try out various things as you go.
2. If it looks and tastes like a blueberry, strawberry, or raspberry – it is. There is no berry in North America that resembles or looks like a blueberry, strawberry, or raspberry, and can harm you from one taste. Take a taste, and spit it out entirely if it does not taste right.
3. Make a pile of dry leaves, they will keep you warm in an emergency situation. I have actually slept very nicely without a blanket in below-freezing weather conditions, in a stack of leaves.
4. Put a stick upright in the ground, and mark the position of the shadow. Mark once again fifteen minutes later. Scratch a line in between the very 1st and 2nd marks, and it will be pointing east. Methods like this can help you when your compass is lost.
5. Clouds form in the Rocky Mountains right before afternoon storms in the summertime. Birds typically fly lower prior to storms. Checking out the sky and the habits of animals can keep you out of trouble.
6. The most significant wilderness killer is hypothermia, and getting wet is the greatest cause. Get in the practice of expecting ledges or big fir trees to stand under when you believe that rain might come. Staying dry is one of the more vital survival abilities.
7. To remain warmer, sleep with your head a little downhill, it works.
8. Get in the practice of filling water bottles every opportunity you get, and you will not have a difficult time with any long dry stretches. ALWAYS drain or pour out the last of your water prior to filling the bottles.
9. Break a “blister” on the trunk of a spruce or fir tree, and you can always use the sap that oozes out as a great antibacterial dressing for little cuts. It likewise can be utilized to start a fire, and will burn when damp.
10. Bark from a white birch tree will generally light even when damp. In a jam, you can likewise use it as a paper alternative in case you need to leave a note in an emergency situation.
The above are simply a few suggestions and strategies you can quickly use now. There are many more, and they can make backpacking not just more secure/safe, but more fascinating/fun and interesting. Why not practice a couple of these survival tips?