Surviving Hypothermia in the Wilderness

Hypothermia can kill you. Let’s get that out of the way. It’s not something to take lightly or brush off, so let’s discuss ways to prevent it, and treat it in a wilderness survival scenario. There are several ways to prevent hypothermia, the first is quite simple; start with a general knowledge of what it is, so let’s define it:…

Read More

Surviving Heat Exhaustion in the Wilderness

When we step out into the wilderness, we do so assuming a certain level of risk is inherent. Our civilized beings reconcile variables and weigh that risk, which is what makes our wild being desire the adventure in the back-country. It’s the opportunity to test yourself, to push your limits, to grow, and learn to work with nature, not fight…

Read More

Dehydration in the Wilderness

It can be a serious thing depending on the severity, no doubt about it. We’ve all experienced a case of dehydration to one degree or another. However, in a survival setting where there is no easy, quick access to a water fountain, a refrigerator full of Gatorade, or a hospital to transport to, things can go downhill very, very quickly…

Read More