Luke and Paul head to the woods for 24 hours on a training exercise.
You need to understand your physiology. How environments affect your body. From heat to cold, wind to rain etc.
Here is a short list of natural tinders you can find out in the wilds to help increase the changes of getting that all important fire.
People often ask us about sleeping out under the stars with a bivvy bag. We go into detail in this latest post about how best to do that.
Fire is primal. It brings people together. It’s the heart of a camp and used to cook and purify water.
A vehicle can be anything from a car or motorbike to an aeroplane. Vehicles for the average person are a means to get from A to B or to and from work.
Every camp must have a kitchen. Even if your chosen campsite is very basic or only temporary, it shouldn’t mean that the food you cook in it needs to reflect the surroundings.
Keep your first aid kit dry and readily accessible. Check that the seals on sterile dressings are intact. Quickly replace anything you use.
To me, being prepared or preparedness is an attitude and a feeling of confidence in my own abilities.
Recognize the importance of your location to improve your chances of survival and rescue. You will usually have two options: to stay or go.
One of our most urgent requirements is food. In contemplating virtually any hypothetical survival situation, the mind immediately turns to thoughts of food.
From movies TV, and popular media, the hardcore survivor. mentality is something people fantasize over.