Regardless of if you are in nature and taking on the challenge of survival as a hobby or some catastrophe has landed you in that kind of situation, there’s one thing you need to bring along over anything else that might be in your emergency supplies. That “thing” is knowledge. In particular, you will want to know how and be practiced in getting a fire started, terrain navigation, water purifications, knot tying and first aid beyond some small kit purchased at a Walmart. For example, are you aware you can make your own antibiotics which can fight an otherwise lethal infection?
Whether on an afternoon canoeing trip down a local river or on ten-day backpacking trip along a remote section of the Appalachian Trail, the most important item that you can carry with you is not a battery-operated gadget. It’s not a compass, or a fire-starting tool, or even a knife.
Knowing what to do in an emergency situation and having practiced it when your life wasn’t on the line gives you the confidence to effect survival should you find it necessary. Knowledge is the one thing that you cannot accidentally leave behind. The skills you learn may be the skills that get you home. Click Here to Continue Reading.