The Canadian Wilderness
By: Jayden Badger
Vast, diverse and wild, planning a trip to the world’s second largest country can be bewildering, but whatever journey you take in this magical land, breathtaking experiences are guaranteed. Our special feature takes you from the Atlantic east to the prairies of Saskatchewan and out to the wild west of the Yukon, revealing a little of Canada’s complex culture
Survival Tips #1
Waterproof, strike-anywhere matches are your best bet. matches can be waterproofed by dipping in nail polish.
Survival tips #2
Dehydration is a common enemy in a emergency situaton and must find running water and if it hits the rocks and it pops it's clean , if it foams it dirty.
Survival Tips #3
Look for berries that are black or blue in color such as trailing blackberry, dewberry and black cap raspberry, whose ripe berries turn deep red to black. But don't eat them unless you can make a positive identification.
survival tips #4
Survival is your first priority, but don’t forget– you need to get rescued as well. Come up with an action plan in case a plane flies overhead or there are are search parties nearby. You’ve seen it in the movies — prepare a giant, easily visible fire pit out in the open or lay out stones in the pattern of HELP or S.O.S.
survival tips #5
It’s a good idea to have a compass with you at all times, but if not then what? Get old school and use the stars- it’s a lot easier than you think
survival tips #5
It’s time to get creative. Familiarize yourself with how to build a lean to; there are various types of shelters you can build and each has different pros and cons. Obviously you want overhead covering for warmth at night and protection from the elements.
survival tips #6
Things can get frustrating when it comes to finding adequate sources of food when you are in survival mode, especially since malnutrition will work you mentally and physically, making you feel weak, cranky and delirious. It’s a good idea to get familiar with edible wild berries and plants for future reference.
survival tips #7
Those glowing red flames provide light, cooked food, warmth and protection from predators and pesky bugs.
- fire plow
- Bow and drill
- lens method
- battery method
survival tips #8
Keep a pocket knife, or multi-tool with you at all times, because you never know when you will need it– and when you do need it, you will rejoice that you have something to cut, protect and prepare food– even if all you have is a crappy, little knife. Now just learn how to sharpen it like MacGuyver.
survival tips #9
Now is the time to be calm and think positive. It doesn’t sound like much, but optimism goes a long way, and in a survival situation, it starts with you, your attitude and your will no matter how scared and alone you may feel.
survival Tips #10
Please please please tell someone where you are going before you set off for a trip. No matter where you go, even if you end up stranded unexpectedly, you started from somewhere in civilization.