Surviving in the wild – Do you have the skills?

On 6 December, 2006 by Carol

The story of , the Cnet editor who got lost while trying to get help for his family and rescue them, really got me worried.

What I realized is that I don’t know absolutely anything more about surviving in wild, except climbing trees and finding the South.

I keep thinking that getting lost can’t happen to me and probably you think that too.

So I start Stumbling for some survival tips and most important the basic survival skills.

Here is what I found:

by Patrick E. McHugh is the first to start with.

You can find here the entire .

OutdoorLife gives you tips that can save your life.Plus a quiz.

I also found the (pdf)manual.

is a great place to find almost everything you need to know,

from survival skills to land navigation.

That’s it for now.




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  • http://thebritgirl.com Britgirl

    So sad. Makes me think of all the tools we used to have to get our bearings, like compasses – does anyone still know how to read them now we have GPS? I learnt as a child, but somehow it is so easy to forget these things. we never think we’ll get lost in this way. I’d better have a look at those guides..

  • http://thebritgirl.com/ Britgirl

    So sad. Makes me think of all the tools we used to have to get our bearings, like compasses – does anyone still know how to read them now we have GPS? I learnt as a child, but somehow it is so easy to forget these things. we never think we’ll get lost in this way. I’d better have a look at those guides..

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ carol

    Oh!Thanks for the link, Chris.
    The original template is a bit too cluttered…but the only one i love so far. With a bit tweaking i will make it even nicer than it already is.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ carol

    Oh!Thanks for the link, Chris.
    The original template is a bit too cluttered…but the only one i love so far. With a bit tweaking i will make it even nicer than it already is.

  • http://www.thermalblog.co.uk Chris

    The main place I’ve seen Node 33s work is here:
    http://www.openwebdesign.org/

    But I’ve seen a few of their blog templates about as well. Nice, clean-lined work.

  • http://www.thermalblog.co.uk/ Chris

    The main place I’ve seen Node 33s work is here:
    http://www.openwebdesign.org/

    But I’ve seen a few of their blog templates about as well. Nice, clean-lined work.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ carol

    You should try it Ajay.I haven’t done it in a while but i am sure i haven’t lost it.
    Just remember,if you’re ever lost in the woods,3 little fires are better than a big one and always have a compass,a lighter and a map with you.
    Maybe a screwdriver as well. Just for fun.

    Chris,i had to make changes to the original template and remove a part of the header then made some little changes into the css file.

    I still want to change the H3 text but ‘ill do it later.

    Did you saw other designs than this one?

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ carol

    You should try it Ajay.I haven’t done it in a while but i am sure i haven’t lost it.
    Just remember,if you’re ever lost in the woods,3 little fires are better than a big one and always have a compass,a lighter and a map with you.
    Maybe a screwdriver as well. Just for fun.

    Chris,i had to make changes to the original template and remove a part of the header then made some little changes into the css file.

    I still want to change the H3 text but ‘ill do it later.

    Did you saw other designs than this one?

  • http://www.thermalblog.co.uk Chris

    Love the new template BTW. I’ve noticed Node thirty three designs popping up everywhere now.

    Very nice.

  • http://www.thermalblog.co.uk/ Chris

    Love the new template BTW. I’ve noticed Node thirty three designs popping up everywhere now.

    Very nice.

  • http://ajaydsouza.com/ Ajay D’Souza

    Thanks for the tips Carol. I’m pretty much in the same position as you, except I haven’t tried my hand at climbing any trees.

    Well, I don’t think I will be surving much in the Wild!

  • http://ajaydsouza.com/ Ajay D’Souza

    Thanks for the tips Carol. I’m pretty much in the same position as you, except I haven’t tried my hand at climbing any trees.

    Well, I don’t think I will be surving much in the Wild!

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ carol

    I was talking about Bruce but i know Ray too.I’ve seen some of his programs.
    They’re both great.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ carol

    I was talking about Bruce but i know Ray too.I’ve seen some of his programs.
    They’re both great.

  • http://www.thermalblog.co.uk Chris

    Ray Mears is the man. He looks like a tubby nondescript English guy, who wouldn’t look out of place mowing the lawn at his suburban semi, but there’s no-one else I’d want to be stranded in the wilderness with. He teaches fire lighting to native tribes, rather than the other way round…

  • http://www.thermalblog.co.uk/ Chris

    Ray Mears is the man. He looks like a tubby nondescript English guy, who wouldn’t look out of place mowing the lawn at his suburban semi, but there’s no-one else I’d want to be stranded in the wilderness with. He teaches fire lighting to native tribes, rather than the other way round…

  • Dave

    That could be Ray Mears you are thinking of,but there is also Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Bruce Parry.Bruce Parry did a programme called Tribe,I can send you a link for that if you want,not sure if the videos will work though.

  • Dave

    That could be Ray Mears you are thinking of,but there is also Sir Ranulph Fiennes and Bruce Parry.Bruce Parry did a programme called Tribe,I can send you a link for that if you want,not sure if the videos will work though.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ carol

    I will sure look him up.Thanks Dave.
    There’s another British man who makes great survival documentaries in jungles and even North Poll.I can’t remember his name though.

  • http://www.carolsvault.com/ carol

    I will sure look him up.Thanks Dave.
    There’s another British man who makes great survival documentaries in jungles and even North Poll.I can’t remember his name though.

  • Dave

    Dans brother Daz and myself used to rough it regularly when we used to go climbing and scrambling and it was probably the best time i’ve ever had.Have a look for a bloke called Ray Mears who is a British survival expert who has done about five series on BBC2,he does know his stuff

  • Dave

    Dans brother Daz and myself used to rough it regularly when we used to go climbing and scrambling and it was probably the best time i’ve ever had.Have a look for a bloke called Ray Mears who is a British survival expert who has done about five series on BBC2,he does know his stuff

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