Have you thought about what you would do in a survival situation? Most people know about the show Man vs. Wild. We love this show!
You can survive almost anywhere
With the right training & knowledge about your surroundings, you can literally survive almost anywhere you are placed. You don’t have to be a Bear Grylls to survive extreme circumstances, but training, experience & research can still help your chances.
You can eat more things raw than most people think
Was anyone else surprised at how much Bear Grylls eats raw frogs, seafood, spiders, lizards, snakes, etc…? How about this one? A “rancid” tasting biting beetle/grub. Although I am not saying that you can just go and eat whatever you can find, I am saying that with some research you will be surprised… Click Here For more gross eats by Bear Grylls.
There are many things in nature that we are taught to avoid such as poisonous reptiles, plants, and dangerous landscape. But something else that is taught in Man vs. Wild is that nature provides for survival needs. After all, before the modern technology of our day, people lived more as a part of nature and lived off of the land instead of away from it in nicely constructed homes with Walmarts in every town. There are tricks and helpful plants, animals, tools, and food all over the place if you really get down to it.
Water is Key
You know what they say, you can survive without food much longer than you can without water. Not only do you want to make sure you are close to water (or can find water) at all times, but in many circumstances you want to follow the flow of water (especially when in the mountains) as it will usually lead to civilization and a way out. Check out Bear going desperate to get water - Urine anyone? OR Water from elephant poop?.
If anything will wear you down it’s negativity. Staying positive is a key to surviving no matter how long you are lost. To quote Victor Frankl,
“A man who becomes conscious of the responsbility he bears toward a human being who affectionately waits for him, or to an unfinished work, will never be able to throw away his life. He knows the “why” for his existence, and will be able to bear almost any how.” (pg. 80 Man’s Search For Meaning)
Learn from your surroundings. If your are planning a trip into the backcountry of anywhere, be sure to research what nature provides in your area, where to find the best water sources, and stay positive no matter your circumstances. Enjoy the beautiful land where you live! Share the love by sharing this post with your friends!