In a previous survival article we showed you 10 top survival tips from Les Stroud. As you may know, Stroud is a survival expert & avid outdoorsman. You may recognize him from Discovery Channel’s Survivorman, where Stroud puts himself in a variety of dangerous situations & climates and teaches you how to survive under the bleakest conditions.
Stay Warm In The Cold
Figure Out Directions
Have An Endless Supply of Tinder
Check Your Boots
Help Your Body Out
Be Smart with Your Shelter Location
Learn The Skills
Eat Before Sleeping
Eat before you go to bed eat night. This will help your body stay warm at night, since it’ll be burning that tasty fuel you ate.
Give Your Rescuers Their Best Shot
Want to get rescued/found? Rip an old t-shirt into long strands and tie them to tree branches as you walk. This will help anyone on the trail be able to follow your path and find you.
Scope Out Your Spot
Before committing to a shelter location, make sure to scope out the area. You want to make sure wherever you set up camp has the critical resources (water, trees, hunting) you can live off of.
Figure Out When The Sun Sets
Here’s a cool trick. You can use your fingers to determine how long you’ve got before sunset. Simply hold your fingers horizontally between the sun and the horizon. Count how many fingers fit between them. One finger is equivalent to one hour.
Set A Trap
Want to catch small game like squirrels and rabbits? Use the large rocks and twigs at your disposal (plus cordage) to rig a snare and rustle up some grub.
Use Every Last Bit
Once you’ve caught your game, utilize every single part of the animal. This ensures you’re not wasting anything, and it will help prevent against malnutrition.
Always Carry A Go-Bag
Always carry a sturdy and durable backpack with survival essentials (multi-tool, knife, weatherproof matches, paracord, flashlight, compass, etc). These will prove to be incredibly useful.