Go Camping

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Don’t be caught off guard; Prepare yourself by going camping!

Remote Camping in the Woods

Reading a book or a website about survival is not the same thing as being able to use that knowledge in a real world survival situation. While we highly recommend reading and learning as much as you can about survival, you also need to start putting that knowledge to use.

One of the best ways to make sure you’re ready for a wilderness survival situation is to get out there and do it. I’m not talking about stranding yourself in the middle of nowhere and hoping you come out alive. I’m talking about camping; yes, camping!


Camping is a great way to start testing your skill in a semi controlled situation.  It can give you a real idea of what it takes to survive in the wilderness, while also giving you a relatively safe environment to practice.

Camping, hiking, and backpacking are all great ways to test your skills in the wilderness. The more you prepare, the easier it will be to survive in a real life SHTF situation.


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  1. I always tell my students that its ok to practice your skills close to home. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you forgot something or have an emergency you can get help or pick up more stuff fast. Do not walk 2 day hikes out in remote wilderness to practice survival skills. Your skills should be honed and ready when you get in that position.

    Be realistic about your survival skills. Not even world renowned survivalists jump out head first in these situations and there is a reason for that. Even with a complete set of skills and gear at your disposal you can never be 100% sure to get back home. There is always a chance something goes wrong, however small that chance might be. You will always end up falling back on your ability to improvise, ability to ignore pain and hunger, ability to think clear even if you got a broken ancle and a split tooth. ENDURANCE is key. Another thing I often rant about is a guy I heard about that INTENTIONALLY condition himself over several weeks to eat very little and drink very little thinking it will give him an edge in the wild. Think Again. Your body needs nutrition and water. The only thing you can “condition” is your ability to endure discomfort based on lack of needed liquid and nutrition. Do NOT think this is a good idea. I do NOT recommend it and people that think its a good idea should have their derrier kicked. Only benefit you get is a body that is low on energy and water already.. NOT a good way to start, more likely to be a good way to ensure a slow and gnarly end.

  2. John says:

    Good advice. If you are in an area where I live with lots of desert hiking, its good to over prepare on your water supply.

  3. robby says:

    Practice different Things. My son |8 years old |. Thinks he’s the coolest thing in the world when he makes the fire from a spark and dryer lint. He has an old Skoal can for the container. He bought his own magnesium stick . When we hot to the woods he broke put his tools and made the fire. The look of accomplishment from him was worth hold to me. It made him feel empowered and gave him a great deal of worth and accomplishment. Another thing we do is with our books we try the local plants….little to our dismay we found some we really liked..

  4. Jason says:

    I LOVE going camping, it’s awesome

  5. Jen says:

    I’ve always loved camping since I was a kid.My favorite camp that I’ve ever had was in northern California in the redwood forest, 10 miles into the woods. We lived there for about 6 months, left right before winter time. Although the camp that my brother and I set up could have been more than comfortable for the weather up there. It was one of the most magical experiences of my lifetime. I kinda feel like it’s always gonna be home for me.

  6. keeb says:

    love going camping, like a second home—campers can survive better than others.I’ve done this all my life.

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