If you are like me, you love getting out in the wilderness. When it is time for recreational activities, I cannot stand to sit in the house watching TV or making casual small talk. Getting out in the wilderness is good for the body, and even better for the soul. The spirit of the wild is not just an idea, but a tangible presence that can be felt once you remove yourself from the grasp of modern civilization.
Nevertheless, you still need to plan appropriately for a wilderness outing. Like your ancient ancestors, you must carry everything you need on your back for as long as you are out there, so don’t neglect to put a lot of thought and effort into this process. You will need to concentrate on meeting the basic needs of survival, which are shelter, water, warmth (if necessary), and food, in that order.
Top Survival Priorities
Priority one needs to be the erection of an adequate shelter. If you are only staying for a single day, this is not a concern. Of course, it wouldn’t be much of a camping trip if you didn’t stay at least one night. A tent will usually be sufficient, …