Wilderness Survival Part VIII: Basic Survival Skills and Orienting

Our wilderness survival expert reviews basic survival skills he's covered in the past and provides advice on keeping your bearings in unfamiliar settings.



wilderness survival - seated by shelter
A good snug, shelter — such as the simple debris hut shown here — is the first requirement of wilderness survival.
PHOTO: TOM BROWN JR
wilderness survival - natural landmark
Landmarks such as this one are the street signs of the wilderness.
TOM BROWN JR
wilderness survival - starting a fire
After building a shelter you might want a fire. A bow drill is one method of starting one.
TOM BROWN JR











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