How To Catch An Animal In The Wild

When you are stuck in the woods one of the most important things is finding a food source. While roots, berries, and insect work sometimes, a good animal catch can mean the difference between life and death.

The first thing you need to realize is that (like some humans) animals are creatures of habit, and they usually can be found in one of these three places. The food source were animals eat, the water source were they quench their thirst, or their home were they rest. Always look for tracks, droppings or beaten down paths that would indicate that an animal has been through the area. These are the places were you want to set your traps.

Remember, always try and be down wind from any of your prey as your scent can give away your presence. Also, make sure you tread lightly, don't scare away a potential meal. This will not be an easy task, but in the wild nothing is easy.  You can check out more in the videos below...

Once you are successful, and manage to trap a creature make sure to cook it throughly if at all possible. Another tip is to not waste your cooking fire, always be boiling some water for your next day of survival.

Don't forget man did once have to hunt for it's food...

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Dangers to Avoid in the Desert

Heres some helpful hints for surviving if your ever in the desert.

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Making traps for small animals

How to catch rabbits and other animals in a survival situation. No animals were harmed in the making of this instructional video.

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Survival Kit

It's great to go outdoors and get away from it all. I do it every chance I get, both in Missouri and on vacation outside the state. No one ever expects trouble on an outdoor outing...and hopefully it won=t ever happen. But even on a day trip, a sudden storm or unexpected injury in your group can leave you a long way from help. A survival kit can mean the difference between trouble you can manage, and disaster. Here's what you'll need: A first aid kit...a pocketknife or quality hunting knife with a sharpening stone...a compass and map of the area you're traveling... varnish-coated strike-anywhere stick matches in a screw top plastic waterproof container...a candle that's at least 6" tall and 3/4 of an inch start tablets...a collapsible soft plastic water bottle...20-feet of nylon cord...a small bottle of water purification air-force-type signal mirror...a plastic police-type millimeter thick clear plastic sheeting...a space blanket...a penlight flashlight with spare batteries...and finally, something for energy: like jerky, hard candy or granola bars. The entire pack only adds about two pounds to your pack or canoe, without lightening your wallet much. A survival kit is like car insurance. Hopefully you'll never need to use it, but in an emergency, you'll be glad it's there.

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Survival: How To Start A Fire With A Lighter That Doesnt Work

Don't throw away that busted lighter ,as long as it can give you a spark ,you'll have fire..check this out very easy also.
Survival: How To Start A Fire With A Lighter That Doesnt Work - These bloopers are hilarious

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How to make a den in the wild

Natural shelter in the wild is a potential life saver. If you do not have a tent or bivouac with you, knowing how to make a lean-to shelter is one of the most important bushcraft survival skills.

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Bear Attack Tips

What do you do if a bear attacks you? This is a must watch video.

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If enough fuel is available two fires on ether side is preferred but if fuel is less available try to make reflectors on fare side of fire.A good reflector could be stones,rocks,and dirt.Reflectors all so helps with smoke rising instead of blowing into your eyes and air.

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Plants You Don't Want To Eat In The Wild

Try to avoid plants that are red, fruit that is divided into five parts, old or wilted leaves, and any plant that releases a milky sap. These types of plants can be harmful and should be avoided in the wild.

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When you can find fruits that are edible, and you can identify like the blue berries above, choose the more mature larger plants that have ripe colored berries, not green ones. Be sure to gather as many as you can, but try not to gorge yourself right away if you haven't eaten in a while, this can cause stomach problems.

More edible plants include clovers, violets, hops, and currants.

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Daily survival tips calander

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Most flamable wood excelent for starting fires is white birch bark.

found in colder climate areas

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