Survive in the wild by following this step by step ‘how to’ guide.
There aren’t many moments in your life where you will find yourself lost in the wilderness, but if you do, it’s best to know a few things in order to be able to survive until help comes. Being able to meet your basic human needs, such as shelter, food and water, can be the determining factor between life and death.
Remain calm and do not make any rash decisions. Survey your surroundings for anything that may be useful to create shelter or a weapon.
Build a shelter if your location is out in the open. You can do this by leaning long tree branches against the trunk of a tree and then layering on top more branches with leaves. The more leaves you add to your shelter, the more insulated it will be. Use leaves to create a bedding inside your shelter. Make sure not to build your shelter too close to the fire, to avoid it catching on fire.
Create a smoke signal. Make a separate fire and put live, green branches on top of it.