5 Survival Tips That Could Mean The Difference Between Living Or Dying

The following survival tips may seem pretty basic, but they could save your life. Believe it or not it’s the experienced hiker, camper, or survivalist that often runs into trouble when heading out alone.

They can have a false sense of security because of their knowledge, or feel they are familiar with the terrain they’re heading to.

Always plan ahead and plan as if you are heading out alone for the first time. Use the following survival tips as basic guidelines for each outing at the very least.

1-Let and family know your plans. Not doing so can be a tragic mistake. Tell 3 or 4 friends and family members where you are going and the time of your expected return. They will no you are missing faster should you not return as expected.

2-Sharpen your fire making skills. You need to be able to control your body heat, obtain water, and at some point find food. Having a source of fire can help you do all three.

There are a number of low cost fire starting tools such as fire laces. As a source of tinder carry some cotton balls soaked in Vaseline (petroleum jelly).

3-Water is critical. Your life depends on it, more so than food. You can survive much longer without food than water.

Consider investing in a Lifestraw or similar water filtration device. At around $20 it could be a literal life saver.

4-Portable shelter. This could be something as basic as a poncho, tarp, or mylar space blanket. Make
sure you also carry at least 50 to 100 feet 550 paracord. It’s very light and does not take up much space

5-Outfit yourself correctly. Is it going to be hot, cold, or possibly both? Be sure you’ve got all your bases covered here.

These survival tips are not meant to be the only things you need to do, but they will go a long way in helping to keep you out of harms way.

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