Tips in the Wilderness

Dennis Maganda


When you hear the word survival many people think of danger, and many people do get stranded, around 40 people get stranded in the wilderness every year, and 1 of those people could be you! So here are ten tips to help you survive if you get stranded for hours, days, weeks, months, or even years! Let's get started


  1. Always have a plan: You need one to survive. The reason being is because you need to know ahead of time what you need to do and what to bring to be prepped and ready.

  2. Have a waterproof health kit: You need a health kit because it may be needed for injures and severe bleeding. You especially need it to be waterproof just in case the container that is holding all the health supplies may either be pushed in water.

  3. Never build a very large shelter: it can attract other animals and they may see it and be curious to see if it has anything beneficial to them

  4. The key to relieving stress is to have a clear mind and think positive: This key because if you've ever been told "crying doesn't solve anything," it is true. But if you don't think of any of the bad stuff then you can get a lot of stuff done. Because with all these bad thoughts you may have you may never accomplish anything.

  5. Some plants can provide you with medicines in a survival situation: Yes, they can if you know which ones to use and how to have them prepared to heal you.

  6. Successful use of plants in a survival situation depends on positive identification: This is very helpful to spot out the deadly plants before you even get around them, because most of their poison can be transferred through contact or even through being in the radius of its stench.

  7. When near an area with deadly animals try not leave food trailing towards your camp: This one everyone should know, because if the animals start following your trail, they could feel like there is a lot of food near your area so it could be very dangerous.

  8. Carefully survey an area before entering water or forests: Yes, you are supposed to do this so you can see if their are any deadly animals or plants in that area.

  9. Weapons serve a dual purpose: You use them to obtain and prepare food and to provide self-defense against deadly animals.

  10. You need a minimum of 2 liters of water each day to maintain efficiency: Since your body is almost completely made of water, it is important that you have enough water, other wise you will become dehydrated.