13 Best Outdoor Survival Skills

List Updated July 2020

Bestselling Outdoor Survival Skills in 2020


Outdoor Survival Skills

Outdoor Survival Skills
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
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The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure

The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • Dk, Colin Towell
  • Survival
  • The Survival Handbook

Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness

Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Used Book in Good Condition

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Bushcraft 101: A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Bushcraft 101 A Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

Survivor Kid: A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival

Survivor Kid: A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Chicago Review Press

Outdoor Survival Skills (4th Edition)

Outdoor Survival Skills (4th Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere

SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • Harper Collins Pub Sas Survival Handbook Revised by John Wiseman - 9780062378071

The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life): 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive

The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life): 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Covers 333 numbered topics
  • Written by an expert
  • Easy to use
  • Topics at a glance style
  • Pictures and illustrations

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival

Bushcraft: Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Bushcraft Outdoor Skills and Wilderness Survival

Survival Skills of Native California

Survival Skills of Native California
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Basic & Primitive Navigation: A Waterproof Folding Guide to Wilderness Skills & Techniques (Pathfinder Outdoor Survival Guide Series)

Basic & Primitive Navigation: A Waterproof Folding Guide to Wilderness Skills & Techniques (Pathfinder Outdoor Survival Guide Series)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • BASIC/PRIMATIVE NAVIGATION

Outdoor Survival: The Ultimate Outdoor Survival Guide for Staying Alive and Surviving In The Wilderness (2nd Edition)

Outdoor Survival: The Ultimate Outdoor Survival Guide for Staying Alive and Surviving In The Wilderness (2nd Edition)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020

The Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual: 221 Primitive & Wilderness Survival Skills

The Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual: 221 Primitive & Wilderness Survival Skills
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Weldon Owen

Layering Your Survival Gear

Have you ever herd the term "don't put all your eggs in one basket", the same goes for your survival or backcountry gear.

First, let us look at why layering your survival gear is important. Let us use the scenario that you are hiking in the backcountry, the air is clean, and you are feeling like you are in heaven. Now you come to a stream that needs to be crossed, carefully you cross the stream. When you get to the middle of the stream, you slip. The water is moving fast enough that it carries you to a deeper pool and you have to remove your backpack so that you do not drown. You are finally able to get out of the river, but every thing you had to survive such a situation is in your backpack at the bottom of the stream. What do you do?

Although this situation may seem laughable it brings home the reason why layering your survival gear is so important. By layering your survival gear, you are not "putting your eggs into one basket. I have even known hikers that refuse to wear their knives when they are hiking, as you can see if you lose your pack, your chances of survival are slimmed down a lot.

In order to avoid this problem at least keep a knife on your belt and some type of fire making supplies in your pocket. If you lose your pack, you will still have your knife to build shelter and food procurement. By keeping fire-making supplies in your pocket, you can dry your clothing when it becomes wet.

Another good idea that hikers and hunters do, is to keep a small survival kit in a fanny pack. This way if their main pack is wet or lost they can still have the supplies necessary to stay alive.

Layering your survival gear is the smart thing to do because it can save your life. More than once a simple day hike has turned into a life or death situation. Layering your survival gear also means that you will not always have to rely on your pack because it gives you more options.

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