There are no “typical” emergencies when it comes to survival. Every crisis is different from the others. Specifics such as the environment, the weather and people can produce a situation that has never occurred before.
I will go over the measures you can take if you get lost.
These stages were considerably broader to me than just wilderness survival. I’ve used them in every facet of my life and taught them to my son and wife.
Also, I will not be limited to employing specific tools or items to make, locate or gather.
Assuming some instruments can simplify things, they are not always available to everyone who requires them.
It is hard to have a thorough list of everything needed when out in the woods. It is usually a good idea to carry a knife, drink, food and a sweater/jacket.
One can use these items for various purposes, including fishing and photography. Such supplies can also be helpful if someone gets lost or fails to return to camp before nightfall.
When it’s practicable, I recommend carrying most of these items; they’ll come in handy when out exploring and may even save your life if you get lost.
Five Basic Steps on how to be a survivalist
Make a mental adjustment
While an energetic, positive attitude and a generous streak of mental toughness may not keep you alive in the same way that shelter and water do, they may be actual lifesavers during a survival emergency. Keeping a cheerful attitude is like a beacon of light in the darkness.
You’re more likely to be in a good mood and think clearly. By focusing on your mental toughness, you will better handle difficult situations and complete tasks.
Finally, remember to be optimistic, strong, resist panic, work hard, and address the most serious problem first.
Construct a shelter
A shelter is generally your first physical survival priority if there are no life-threatening injuries because severe cold may kill in hours, and high heat can kill in a day.
There are several ways to construct a shelter or improve an existing one.
You can build your wilderness shelter with sufficient effort using natural resources such as sticks and grass.
Alternatively, you can obtain warmth by stuffing your garments with leaves. Just make sure you have a backup shelter plan that you can take with you wherever you go.
A compact, lightweight poncho, space blanket or survival bivy may fit in your handbag or backpack, and it will provide vital shelter when needed.
Create a fire
Fire is necessary for warmth, water purification, morale, cooking, and protection.
Make use of the lighter or matches from your survival pack. If you lose your survival gear, there are other ways to make a fire that will keep you warm, dry your clothes, and boil water.
If it’s a sunny day and you have glasses, use them to start a fire using dry leaves or dry wood pulp.
You can use flint and steel or friction fire lighting methods such as the bow drill, hand drill, or fire plough if you’ve practised at home or have been taught the proper procedures.
Taking care of any injuries
Medical knowledge and supplies may be the first things you require in an emergency (rather than shelter, water, and all the rest).
Sure, the cold air may kill you in a few hours, but life-threatening bleeding could kill you in minutes if you don’t receive immediate medical attention.
With first aid knowledge and resources, you’ll be able to deal with significant injuries quickly.
Getting some hands-on first aid training and carrying a medical kit is the best approach to be prepared in this sector. Medical knowledge is the most likely “survival” knowledge you’ll acquire in your lifetime. Put this at the top of your list of things to do.
Look for a water source
You won’t be able to last for many days without water, so start looking for it right now.
Collect water from a river, a stream, a lake, or a pond, but do not drink it until it has been boiled or purified with the purification tablets (if you have them).
If you don’t have access to a water source, dig a hole in the earth to make an Indian well or catch rainfall using huge leaves if required.
Finally, if there isn’t any rain or a body of water nearby, place large leaves in a plastic bag and let them condense within. They can save your life by releasing water through condensation.
How To Be A Survivalist?
Hopefully, you’ve gained a better grasp of how to survive in a survival circumstance. These are essential components for surviving any scenario, no matter where you will be.
Here are the steps on how to be survivalist;
- Make a mental adjustment
- Construct a shelter
- Create a fire
- Take care of any injuries
- Look for a water source
I hope that this little knowledge has got you started on your path to preparedness.
I am an independent safety and survival expert and consultant. I have over 15+ years of experience working with corporations and individuals to help identify, remediate and prepare for threats and and disasters. I help clients understand risks and blog about my thoughts and techniques at DisasterShelters.net