Practicing the art of survival is essential. Survival is a skill that everyone should have. The art of survival is not just about knowing how to use a knife or how to start a fire, it’s about being able to live in the wild with minimal resources.
There are many different skills that you need for survival, but there are also some essential ones that you need to know before heading into the wilderness. Knowing these skills will help you survive, and if you don’t know them, then it may be too late by the time you realize your mistake.
The first skill of survival is understanding what supplies you need before heading out into the wilderness. You should always pack food and water, as well as any other gear that will be necessary for your trip. This includes things like a map, compass, and matches. For more information on how to survive in the wild, you should check out resources like Ballachy.
Hunting: Your Way To Survival
Hunting animals is one of the most difficult methods of all. Especially if you’re only equipped with a spear or a bow and arrows. If you’ve never had anything to do with hunting, I don’t recommend these methods in a survival situation. You will only waste a lot of energy and come away empty-handed.
Slaying animals is difficult, but first, you have to find them. Animals are true masters at avoiding humans. To track down an animal, you must be silent and strategic.
Sometimes you might love in the ditch or sit in the tree and nothing happens. Then you have to start tracking the animals. In the past, people had to constantly read tracks. People had long forgotten the knowledge, but now tracking is becoming increasingly popular.
Here are a few techniques to be more successful:
The best time of day for a spotting game is early morning or late afternoon/early evening.
- Identify the animal you are chasing. Look closely at the footprint (footprint) and use your knowledge to identify the animal. It makes a difference whether you are following a wild boar or a deer (deer hear well but don’t see as well, wild boar are more dangerous, etc.).
- Follow the footprints as long as you can. Also look for broken branches, animal trails, animal tracks, and any other type of “disruption” in nature.
- Follow the tracks quietly through the forest.
If you want to learn more about tracking, it is helpful to read books about hunting for beginners.
Camouflage can be very useful. Here are a few techniques:
- The first thing you should do is get some mud. You use this to cover your whole body. This masks your smell and at the same time takes on the color of the environment.
- After you are covered with mud and it is still wet, you attach fresh leaves, grass, and twigs. Avoid old branches and leaves as they may rustle when you move.
- Try to hunt upwind, it will mask your scent. For example, a wolf can smell you from a distance of 2000 meters.
Catch bigger animals
- In order to catch the big game, you need at least a bow, a rifle, or a suitably large trap.
- If you can catch and store big game, then the abundance of meat can last you quite a long time in the wild.
- You just have to think about how to preserve the meat. You can dry, smoke, or salt it, among other things.
Food will be vital to your survival. With the seven pieces of advice I have listed, you are now better prepared for an emergency situation.