There are many people across the world who enjoy making adventures. Adventure allows you to reconnect with nature and relax your mind. As an adventurer, there is always the risk of getting lost, especially when exploring the wilderness. The first tip while in the wilderness is always to take precaution not to get lost. However, getting lost at times is inevitable and as a result, you should prepare yourself. Here are the basic survival tips that every adventure traveller should know.
Be prepared to get lost
Once you set foot out of your house to travel, just be prepared to get lost. There are many cases of adventure travellers, including experienced ones, who have gotten lost while in the wilderness. You are no exception and as a matter of fact, it will happen. As a result, the first tip is that before travelling, be prepared to get lost.
Ensure that you pack the right equipment and food. There are many survival tools that you can carry such as a penknife, rope, survival shovel, torch, and first aid kit among other tools. However, don’t get too bulky as you are going for an adventure, not a holiday vacation. This preparation will help you to cope with the situation better and also pack well for the adventure.
Get to Know your environment
Once you start your adventures, it is important to be keen on observing your environment. This is because it will help you retrace your steps in case you get lost. Furthermore, even if you are unable to retrace your steps, it will help you to have an idea of where you are.
When walking, it is important to be mindful of your environment by looking back and forward regularly taking note of supportive landmarks. Furthermore, knowing your environment well will help you survive longer.
Fire making skills
When you are travelling, you need to have a set of basic survival skills and of the most important is fire-making. Human beings have been making fire even before match sticks and electric ignitions. This is what has made the man survive and dominate the world.
As an adventure traveller, you will find fire-making skills very important. This is because the fire will help you keep warm and cook food. It will also help keep away predators. Therefore, pack fire-making tools. If you happen not to have the fire-making tools, then you should have the skills of making fire out of available material.
Familiarize yourself with first aid skills
You should make yourself familiar with the fundamentals of first aid. You can learn it through taking a short course on first aid before heading out. Furthermore, it is recommended to travel in a group so that in case a problem occurs you have better chances of survival. As a result, it is important to learn the first aid skills as a group.
Learn how to pack travel food and forage for food
When heading out it is important to pack long-lasting food.you should also pack a little bit extra food for the extra day or two in case you get lost. Furthermore, just don’t pack any type of food but instead pack food meant for survival in the wilderness. You can pack food rich in protein as it is best in survival situations.
You should ration the food supply you have to survive longer. You should also learn to forage for food in case your supplies run out. You should always forage safe and edible food such as fruits, edible plants, wild animals, and insects.
Finding and treating water
Water is an important commodity in survival. An average human being cannot o for more than 5 days without water and that is why it is important to learn how to find clean water. The tip to getting clean water is looking for indications of a river bed. Once you get water always treat it with cleansing tablets to kill microorganisms that might be present.
Find shelter, keep warm and stay away from danger
Once the night starts to approach, make sure to look for shelter where you can prepare food and spend the night. A shelter will keep you away from the danger of attack by wild animals. You can shelter through building one in case you have the right gear.you can also use rocks and cave openings. Furthermore, it will keep you warm. You should also learn to maintain body heat when temperatures drop. Body heat conservation is an important survival skill and can be achieved by reducing the transfer of heat to colder surfaces and covering yourself.
An important and basic survival skill is looking for help. To survive you need the help of other people and as a result, you should always find help as you continue with your journey. In case you are injured, you should perform first aid and seek medical attention soon.
Travelling for adventure is a hobby and an item in some people’s bucket list. When you are out there in the wild and it gets to the point of survival, you have the required basics to survive. Therefore, pack up and head out to the wild while following the above tips.