Basic Survival Skills

truly surviving in the wilderness

 A lot of people don't realize that surviving in the wilderness can be pretty tough. It's easy to assume that anyone can do it, what with all of the shows on T.V. where everyday people make it look like a walk in the park.

However, you shouldn't be fooled. Most of these people were never in any real danger. Although, even these mistaken people tend to find out that mother nature doesn't always play nice. In real outdoor survival, you're going to need to truly be prepared if you plan on making it out of the wilderness with your body and mind still intact.

Wilderness Survival Area

Tips for surviving in the wilderness - your survival manual

Physical training is never a bad idea when it comes to surviving in the wild. However you shouldn't concern yourself too much with that, because learning how to survive in the wilderness has a lot more to do with your knowledge.

You should start learning some basic survival skills to use in the outdoors. This is a great way to prepare yourself for rough times in tough areas. But just how do you learn these primitive living skills? By first-hand experience and research, of course!

Lucky for you, we've managed to do both here. Think of us as you personal survival manual. Compiled below, you'll find a list of some basic survival skills for surviving in the wilderness.


If you've been searching for a place to pick up on some wilderness survivor skills, then you've come to the right place pal. When we talk about basic survival skills, we're talking about what skills you're going to absolutely need if you're to survive in the wilderness.

Starting a fire in the wilderness

The Survival Journal's goal is to make it as easy as possible to learn the primitive living skills you need to know. What skills are those? 

Fire and warmth

Wilderness survival shelters

Food and hydration

And more!