Surviving in the Wilderness
Any person who yearns to go camping and probably spent the night in the outdoors needs to be adequately prepared for whatever may happen while there. This calls for careful and choosy gear as well as a well-equipped survival kit which will enable one to find solutions on any circumstance that arises while out there. Moreover, being in possession of survival skills as well as prior knowledge of the terrain or weather patterns in an area is handy to make the whole experience an adventurous one.
These are some of the lessons that my dad taught me in the numerous hunting expeditions that I accompanied him to as a young boy. He usually summed all these survival preparations into one sentence “tolerance and appreciation of the unpredictability.”
In essence, he meant that anything could happen to anyone while out there camping, hiking, geocaching or even surfing. According to him, the same way that you may accidentally drop a ceramic glass into smithereens at home mirrors the same way you may trip and stumble or fall as you hike in the woods; therefore all that calls for tolerance if at all you are to enjoy the activity that you have involved yourself in. There are plenty of activities that can help you melt your flab away quick and easy, they worked for me, and I know that they will work for you too.
Techniques you Need in Outdoor Adventures
Administering First Aid
As we earlier noted, anything can happen while you are in your recreational activity. Any particular incidence which cause bodily harm or injury needs to be addressed immediately even before a rescue team arrives. This is especially for those daring hikers and campers who go doing their business deep in remote regions where help can be instantly obtained.
Before you undertake such an expedition, it is best to be equipped with basic first aid techniques because they can make a difference between life and death. Techniques like resuscitation, treatment of snake bites or tissue damages can be beneficial in relieving the victim before help arrives or before one is taken to a health care provider.
If you are planning to go for an outdoor event that is quite risky, which mean it is more thrilling and hence enticing, then it is best if you could undertake a first aid course because you never know what might happens. Shit happens.
Always Be Prepared for Insecurity
If you are mountain hiking in the wilderness whereby there could be some dangerous predators on your way, you need to be prepared for anything to happen. If you get attacked you will need to defend yourself as you fight for your life. A machete or a bow and some arrows could help.
Security wise, you also need to be precautious and act fast in case some danger that requires rational thought arises. For instance, if your tent catches fire, you need to get the hell out of the place as fast as you can as opposed to screaming for help. It calls for common sense. Sometimes running away from a dangerous animal that you encounter can be more beneficial that confronting it with you shotgun.
Apart from that, you also need to carry gadget which may help you call for help in case the worst happens. A radio phone can be of essence, but you must know how to communicate with it. Read the manual, period.
Sometimes, you may encounter hostile residents in the place that you are hiking and the best weapon is being calm and friendly. Let them know that you mean no harm and you are just doing your business and will soon leave peacefully.
Hone Extra Survival Skills
If you love kayaking or canoeing, being a good swimmer can help you if your kayak happens to capsizes. For mountain hikers, the skills of rock climbing can also mean a lot in one’s expedition. Therefore, you need to have extra skills which might be of great importance in your activity.
Like I said, knowing how to make radio calls or using a compass is vital while out there in the wilderness. Learn how you can start a fire with sticks eyeglasses is also a good skill to learn.
Always carry the right gear
When I talk about the right gear, I also include the food, water and other drinks that you might need out there. It is essential for you to carry some extra load of food and enough drinking water so that you may not face a miserable life which might be occasioned by an extra day of camping. Sometimes knowing how to find water in the wilderness after you stock has been depleted is also vital for survival. Think of following grazing wild animals which go drinking in the wee hours of the morning? They are sure to show you the best and uncontaminated drinking zones.
Nevertheless, you need to be equipped with the right gear for the activity that you will be partaking. Carry the right helmets and harnesses if you are going to rock climb or the best life saver if you go for water activities. Ensure that you research and you are aware of all the kits which will suit your purpose before going out there.
In summary, surviving in the outdoors mirrors surviving domestically only that the means and skills required in the latter may be different. But all in all you will have to survive and it calls for proper preparations hence you needn’t neglect any segment in yours. Survival is ever for the fittest.