Becoming lost while in the wilderness whether hunting or trekking can be more common than people believe. The fact is that most people who become lost find their way back to their path within a few hours. It becomes a non event where no harm is done. Yet here is where things can go wrong. It is within our nature to find our way out of being lost.
Night time navigation may not be as easy as using the sun, yet it can be made easy. When people think of night navigation often the first thing which jumps to their minds is the North Star or Polaris. The difficulty for many people is finding the North Star to begin with. Add into the mix terrain and the time of year, overhead canopy, or weather, and things become far more difficult to find a single star.
Goldenrod or Solidago, is styptic and astringent thus it aids to stop bleeding. It is good for most cuts whereas Yarrow is preferable for deeper cuts but an also help with internal bleeding. It is anti-fungal and can be used for things such as ringworm and athletes foot. It is anti-inflammatory and will reduce swelling and has also been used to reduce pain. It is a diuretic and can be used to increase urine flow.
Whether trekking or within a survival situation understanding how terrain can impact temperature is critical for your well being and comfort. This plays a critical role in selecting a camp for the night. The greater differences in elevation which you find in a given location the greater the impact.
Karen Klein's family had traveled from Pennsylvania for a vacation out west. While in Las Vegas they rented a car and were driving to the north rim of the Grand Canyon. Following their GPS on more remote roads caused them to drive down a closed forest road. Their vehicle became trapped and with no cell phone service they were forced to effect self rescue.
Achillea Millefolium or known by the common name Yarrow is considered by many as a common weed. This herb can be good for many medicinal uses. It is exceptionally good for deep cuts rather than shallow cuts or abrasions. It is styptic so it will aid in stopping bleeding. The wound can be packed with Yarrow in the form of a poultice. It is a 3rd degree cooling plant.
Body temperature is critical to your survival within our world. Today people do not often understand the principles behind three words: Conduction, Convection, and Radiation. This article will directly pertain to the first line of defense for maintaining a healthy body temperature. That first line of defense is your clothing.
Geraldine Largay was a 66 year old woman who loved to hike. She began to prepare for her bucket list dream of hiking the Appalachian Trail two years before her adventure was to begin. She attended a hiking school in order to learn the finer points and skills that she would need for this adventure.
Key uses: Antiseptic, antibacterial, antipyretic (reduces fever), astringent, diuretic, vulnerary, hypotensive (lowers blood pressure).
Hygiene is one of the most understated aspects to wilderness living and survival. Modern chemistry has offered a plethora of tools for sanitation purposes from soaps to bleach. Yet the most primitive sanitation tools can come from a simple campfire. It has been used for generations for the purposes of of curing meat to that of cleaning clothing and the body when on the move or before a hunt.