Hi everyone, Recently I became interested in learning about wilderness survival for the first time since I was a Cub Scout. I like to camp, but I'm the type of person who pours a can of fire...
Recently I became interested in learning about wilderness survival for the first time since I was a Cub Scout. I like to camp, but I'm the type of person who pours a can of fire starter on the camp fire after setting it up tipi style and then goes around bragging about how good I am at fire-starting. (I would be completely lost without a lighter and starter fluid.) I am planning on taking a camping trip with a friend of mine who has a great deal of wilderness survival training after COVID-19 restrictions are loosened, and I would like to come prepared.
I have found outlines for several course syllabi on wilderness survival, but not resources for each of them. Here are two examples below:
Lesson I: Introduction
Lesson II: The Psychology of Survival
Lesson III: Introduction to wilderness survival planning
Lesson IV: Fire
Lesson V: Clothing
Lesson VI: Shelters
Lesson VII: Sustenance (Food and Water)
Lesson VIII: Introduction to Signaling
Lesson IX: Introduction to map and compass
Lesson X: Survival Kits
Lesson 1: Introduction to Wilderness Safety and Survival
Lesson 2: Survival Essentials for the Wilderness
Lesson 3: Selecting the Right Gear
Lesson 4: Health and Safety
Lesson 5: Treating Illness, Bites, and Stings in the Wilderness
Lesson 6: Traumatic Injuries and Environmental Illnesses
Lesson 7: Environmental Illnesses and Their Treatments
Lesson 8: Understanding the Importance of Your Clothing
Lesson 9: Procuring and Purifying Water
Lesson 10: Food and Nourishment: Plants, Fruits, and Bugs
Lesson 11: Food and Nourishment: Crustaceans, Birds, and Fish
Lesson 12: Food and Nourishment: Tracking and Acquiring Mammals
Lesson 13: Food and Nourishment: Preparing and Cooking Game
Lesson 14: Navigation
Lesson 15: Signaling
I was hoping that perhaps some Tilderinos could help me out in filling in the blanks with resources for wilderness survival topics, or even some anecdotes about learning wilderness survival yourselves.
Thanks for any help!