Bestselling Outdoor Survival Skills in 2020
Outdoor Survival Skills
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The Survival Handbook: Essential Skills for Outdoor Adventure
- Dk, Colin Towell
- The Survival Handbook
Primitive Wilderness Living & Survival Skills: Naked into the Wilderness
- 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
Survivor Kid: A Practical Guide to Wilderness Survival
- Chicago Review Press
Outdoor Survival Skills (4th Edition)
SAS Survival Handbook, Third Edition: The Ultimate Guide to Surviving Anywhere
- 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
- 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
Survival Skills of Native California
Basic & Primitive Navigation: A Waterproof Folding Guide to Wilderness Skills & Techniques (Pathfinder Outdoor Survival Guide Series)
- BASIC/PRIMATIVE NAVIGATION
Outdoor Survival: The Ultimate Outdoor Survival Guide for Staying Alive and Surviving In The Wilderness (2nd Edition)
The Hunting & Gathering Survival Manual: 221 Primitive & Wilderness Survival Skills
- 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.