Shelter is your #1 survival priority, so knowing how to make a survival shelter is something that everyone should know. Ideally, you would keep a tent or a tarp in your Bug Out Bag in case you ever needed to flee into the wilderness and make your own shelter.
One of the biggest questions people have about camping and backpacking is, “what do you eat?” Assuming that you are going somewhere off-grid to camp, then you will be without all of your standard kitchen comforts like electrical appliances and refrigeration. Don’t worry. Here are some great campfire cooking ideas and tips to make amazing meals over a fire.
I grew up going camping and backpacking several times each year, and my daughter went on her first camping trip when she was 3. But, I realize that this is increasingly become not the norm. One survey found that 80% of Denver school kids had never been to the mountains – and this is city located at the foothills of the mountains!
Visits to national parks are down 25% since 1987, and few people even get out of their cars, nevertheless camp. But, just because you’ve never camped before, it doesn’t mean it is too late to start.
Here is a practical guide about how to get started camping. You will be a pro camper in no time!
I’ve spent a lot of time learning how to build survival shelters for various situations: getting lost in the wilderness, surviving a nuclear disaster, for extreme cold… There are a lot of these survival shelter designs on the web, but I’ve got a major problem with most of them: they take a long time and/or a lot of resources to build.