The Only 4 Things You Need to Survive in the Wild
If you want to know how to survive in the forest or desert, the first thing you should know is this: always prepare. You don’t want to be caught without supplies.
Do not even go out to “walk” through the forest without carrying a starter, a knife, water and a rain jacket.
Even if you are not going to go to the desert, you must be prepared with survival equipment. Keep an emergency car kit in the vehicle in the event of a breakdown on a remote road. Keep an insect bag in case you need to escape.
But you can’t always be prepared for anything.
You could take a walk, fall into a river and wash all the equipment. Or he can be kidnapped by a madman and must run away from the kidnapper through the forest (yes, this has happened many times).
The bottom line is that you have to be prepared for anything that knows how to survive in the desert.
You Only Need 4 Things to Survive in the Wild
Unless you are injured or sick, there are just 4 things that you need in order to survive in the wild. Yes, only 4!
I hope you have survival supplies to help you get these 4 things, like having emergency food and water rations, a shelter tent and games so you can light a fire to warm up.
But if not, don’t despair. You have a lot more resources around you than you think! If you get lost in nature with nothing, follow these steps.
1. Find Water
The first thing you need to survive in nature is water. You can only spend 3 days without water before you die, but you will be extremely dehydrated long before those 3 days pass. Hope you can find a stream or a stream to drink. If you can’t find a ready water supply, you can use these tactics to get water:
Collect the dew: take off your shirt and press it against the ground to collect the dew. Then you can squeeze the dew in your mouth or in the bottle.
Drag a piece of cloth behind you: there is a lot of water in the forest on the plants. Drag a piece of cloth behind you (or wrap it around your legs and walk through a thick brush). The cloth will collect moisture and you can squeeze it in your mouth.
Follow the ants: if you see an ant train climbing a tree, it is probably because there is a supply of water in a furrow of the tree.
Travel parallel to a mountain slope: if you are on a mountain, cross it while staying parallel. Mountains generally have creeks that go down, so chances are you’ll eventually find one.
Dig for water: if you dig, do it in places like dry streams and areas with lots of lush foliage.
2. Make a Shelter
You will need shelter to protect yourself from the elements. A shelter can also help protect you from some wild animals, as they are more likely to attack you if it’s outdoors. Making a refuge for survival in the forest is easy enough. Remember to create your refuge before dark!
My favorite refuge to survive in the forest is the “refuge of fallen debris”. You just have to find a fallen tree. Then stack some large branches against him to serve as a protective wall. Then fill in the blanks with smaller branches.
3. Stay Warm
Temperatures can drop very quickly in the forest, so it’s best to prioritize heat. Staying warm is as important as food to survive. And if you are cold, then your body will need more food.
A well-built survival refuge will help you keep warm by trapping your body’s heat. But you can do other things to improve your heat.
One of my favorite stories about how to survive in the forest is that of Susan O’Brien. He survived one night in the forest, burying himself in the ground to warm himself. Dirt is an excellent insulator for when you don’t have an emergency blanket. You can also use fallen leaves, pine needles or other debris.
Another way to warm up is to light a fire. But if you get lost in the forest without matches or a lighter, this will be problematic.
Unless you’re some kind of wild MacGyver, don’t even worry about rubbing two sticks. You will end up with 2 hot sticks.
Save energy and curl up in your rubble bed. Or, if you absolutely have to light the fire, try these methods to light the fire without matches.
4. Find Food
here is actually lots of food in the wild – so long as you know where and how to look for it. In survival situations, these would be your primary options for food:
- Wild animals
- Wild plants
- Insects and bugs
I’m sorry to tell you, but catching a wild animal to eat is much more difficult than it seems. Even if you have equipment, it is really difficult!
The only exception to this is if you’re stuck near some sort of lake. So you should try one of these methods for desert fishing.
The best option for desert survival food is to eat insects. Yes, I know it’s probably disgusting, but most insects are edible and actually very nutritious.
Regarding the consumption of wild plants, never eat a plant unless you are 100% sure that it is edible. If you eat an inedible plant, you may end up with diarrhea and this will kill you much faster than hunger!