Wilderness and Disaster Survival

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Welcome! This section is all about surviving all sorts of conditions be they the typical getting lost in the woods or the exotic such as knowing what to do when the threat of a tsunami looms or a sandstorm is imminent. I have by no means been through all of the situations described on this site. However, all of the tips and descriptions come from reputable sources including survival experts and even the US Army.

For those with a general interest in wilderness survival, I recommend you start with this article on constructing emergency shelters whether they be tree shelters or snow shelters. It should be obvious that shelter is a primary concern because without it you may not make it through the first night alive. I also recommend becoming familiar with the basics around building a fire as well as specific techniques for signaling your location to rescuers.

If you’re like me, you probably also have an interest in survival gear and equipment. I’m still putting together a complete list of articles about the products I’ve used so stay tuned! However, there is one I product that I recently wrote about that I wish I had back when I was camping as kid WetFire tinder.

And for those of you that just can’t get enough, there are some books worth looking at. I’ve got two book reviews up so far. The first, The Worst Case Scenario Handbook, is a light read and the second is simply called Wilderness Survival which goes into a lot of detail.

Fortunately for us, TV Networks like the Discovery Channel have caught on to the interest we have in wilderness survival. Whether you’re looking for the adrenalin pumping style of Bear Gryll’s show or the more sedate, but arguably more realistic Les Stroud, they’ve got you covered. There are also spin offs such as Dual Survival that showcases the skill of two survival experts that approach challenges in completely different ways or the husband and wife team in Man, Woman, Wild both of which are informative and entertaining.

Thanks for stopping by and please don’t hesitate to post comments or questions at the bottom of each article.