How to Survive when you’re lost or stranded

The truth is nobody plans to be lost or stranded, but if you slip into canyons, fall, or whatever, you may have to.  How do you survive? Well, you may not realize it, but there are a few ways for you to survive even in these situations.  You should always take precautions, and you should make sure that you that you’re prepared no matter where you go, and here, we’ll talk about tips to get started in the worst of situations.

First, plan for your situation. Every single one of these is unpredictable, whether it be weather patterns or whatever.  If you do hike in the summer, account for water and lighter clothing. In the winter, pack heavier too.  You should make sure that you let people know where you’re going, and when you’re returning.

Next, know where you are. Understand the waterways and landmarks, and make sure that you know where to go, and keep a compass on hand.

Third of all, don’t panic.  This may be hard, but the thing is, if you do panic, you’re spending needless energy, and that’s not going to help. You should sit down, think about where you are, observe the area, and prepare by gathering materials

You can call for help, and if possible, you may get it. A whistle is one of the best ways to get attention, but signaling with mirrors may work too

You should also be prepared, and make sure that you have the survival tools for those dire situations. Water filtration straws, for example, can help you drink from streams and rivers, and a fire striker will help you start a fire.  You should always have a knife on your period no matter what.

Finally, if you’re worried about potentially being stranded anywhere, always pack yourself a small survival kit.  It should contain a knife since you can use it to dig, split, defend yourself, prepare food, work to create a shelter, even make a fire and hunt animals.  It can be used to signal others too, and if they’re a survival knife, chances are they come with even more functions too.  You should always be prepared, but if you’re going to be stuck in any survival situation, always make sure you have one of these bad boys on you so that you’re adequately prepared.

The right tools to prepare yourself for the worst are so important, but with the right technique and the right ideas, you’ll be much happier with the way you are taking on the situation. Survival is scary, and it can be hard, but with the right ideas, and the right preparedness, you can prevent the worst from happening, no matter where it may be, and also help you to get yourself ready in the event that something terrible does happen, and you need to take some time to ensure that you have the right survival skills to save your life and get to safety.