Hunting Survival Tips

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Hunting is one of the many outdoor activities I like to do. So today, I’m going to share with you some hunting survival tips.

Always have with you maps of the area you’ll be hunting and a compass to help you, just in case you get lost in the unfamiliar wood. Also bring with you a flashlight with extra batteries to use if you get caught out after dark. It is also good to have a sharp knife and some matches in a waterproof case.

If you’re not skilled at searching for food in the wild then you should bring some granola, dried fruit, or candy bars with you. Never eat any unfamiliar plants or berries, it could be unsafe to eat or poisonous. Now, we all know that humans can survive without food for weeks but only three days with no water. So it is also necessary to bring a bottle or two of drinking water. Don’t drink any water found on the land without boiling it first. This is to kill off any parasites or bacteria in it.

You should include a needle and thread in your survival kit. You can use them to repair torn clothing or to stitch up wound in case an injury happens and you can’t get immediate medical attention. It’s also important to bring a rope with six to eight-foot length which you can use to help build a shelter, to secure equipment during your hike, or for first aid purposes. You can even use it for a makeshift clothesline to dry some wet clothes. Be sure to bring the rope with your and not leave it in the truck. Belts can be used as a tourniquet or to secure a splint to a limb in emergencies. So wearing a belt when you’re out there hunting is actually a brilliant idea.

In making a fire, remember to choose an area far from trees and shrubs and line your ditch with small stones or boulders to contain the embers. Before leaving the area, always triple check to make sure the fire is completely out to prevent any potential forest fire.

Oh, before I forget…. if you’re hunting together with your children, teach them to respect nature and the environment. You can do this by modeling respectful behavior whilst showing them the basics of hunting. By doing so, you’ll be sure the joys of hunting will stay for generations to come.