Tag: wilderness survival

7 Disaster Preparedness Tips for Pet Owners

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If you’re a survivalist who has pets, you’ll need to take extra measures when prepping for a crisis. It’s easy to overlook your pet’s needs and find yourself in a fix during a crisis. In this article, we’ll look at 7 pointers that pet owners should be aware of. Adhere to them and it’ll be easier…

Mastering Your Body Temperature, Part 2

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How can you protect yourself from extremes of heat and cold?  In our last post, we talked about the importance of knowing how extreme heat and cold can actually affect the body. We learned that at a certain point, the balance is tipped and the body begins to break down from exposure to too much heat/cold.  Today’s…

Mastering Your Body Temperature, Part 1

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Why is thermal regulation essential to survival?  Thermoregulation is a consistent need of the human body.  Our bodies have built-in mechanisms to generate heat when it’s cold (e.g. shivering) and stay cool when the temperature in the environment begins to rise.  However, in extreme situations, the body’s natural thermoregulation system becomes inadequate to main normal body temperature….

Golden Nuggets from the Trail, Part 2

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How can you make nature trekking easier and more enjoyable for everyone in your family?  In our last blog post we talked about the importance of being a good leader especially when you’re out in the wilderness with other people. We learned that assertiveness, calmness and logical thinking can get you out of the tightest situations. What…

Golden Nuggets from the Trail, Part 1

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How prepared are you to face the potential challenges of trekking through the wilderness?  Survival training is not just useful for dealing with manmade or natural disasters. It’s actually quite useful for different activities such as mountain climbing, nature trekking, etc.  If you love the great outdoors, it is essential that you are familiar with…

When Water Runs Out, Part 2

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Where can you find water that’s safe for drinking in the wilderness?  This question has been asked countless times by unprepared adventurers from around the world who suddenly find themselves with little or no water left due to poor planning.  Before we explore the various potential sources of potable water in the wilderness, it’s important that we…

When Water Runs Out, Part 1

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How important is water to the body?  In terms of sustaining the human body, nothing is more essential than water. The body can go for long periods of time without large quantities of calories; however, it cannot survive for long without water.  Our bodies can readily adapt to emergency situations and it can even use…

How To Find Shelter In The Wilderness

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Finding Shelter in the Wilderness How can you find shelter to keep you safe in a wilderness setting? Knowing how to find or create a shelter in a wilderness setting is yet another indispensable skill that any survivalist must possess. During a disaster or emergency situation it’s possible for whole families to be separated from each other; the…

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