Do You Have the Skills to Survive in the Wild?

One hand holds spruce branch, another cuts it with saw blade on survival knife - one of the skills to survive in the wilderness
Skills to survive in the wilderness | Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash

 In 2012 schizophrenic Anton Pilipa disappeared from his home in Vancouver. In early 2017, he was found, barefoot, walking down a dirt track in the Amazon some 6,500 miles away. Apparently, while his family feared him dead, he’d walked the entire journey by himself, without documentation, and somehow survived.

Maybe he is the luckiest guy on the Earth right now or maybe this begs the question, do you have the survival skills to survive like this?

For most of us to survive in the wilds, we need to know the following:

  • How to put up a shelter
  • The right survivalist attitude
  • Know how to find clean water
  • Build a fire
  • Find food
  • And develop naturist skills
 
There’s a lot more to it than just that, but these are the basics anyone needs in order to survive the wild. You need to know your terrain, how to read a map or how to navigate without one using the sun and the stars, how to spot dangerous animals, survive in both hot and cold, wet and dry, conditions, and keep warm. To find out about all of these skills and more, check out extensive guide to surviving the wild – Anton did not need it, but maybe you will.
 
Guest blog post by Jenny Holt
 
Today I can’t stop exploring the world (I blame it on my father’s Viking blood) and write about my adventures – many as a solo woman traveler. Life isn’t always rosy; I lost my firecracker reasoning skill to head injury in a horrific rollover accident that should have taken my life. Brain injury hasn’t stopped me from traveling, although it sometimes makes for amusing travel antidotes that I hope you will enjoy. That’s why they call me “UNSTOPPABLE!”
 
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