Within the last one hundred years much knowledge has been lost concerning long term food preservation. Canning food is a concept many consider to be an old way of preserving food, yet it is fairly new. Since the age of refrigeration and freezing this basic skill which would have been considered common knowledge is now unknown to most within society.
Many survival shows deal with how to acquire water when in the wild. Few deal with how to regulate its consumption by understanding how the body regulates its own internal supply. Concepts such as overhydration and knowing when not to ration are often overlooked. The human body is the best canteen that one can have.
If one were to ask any citizen of the modern world what preparation for the next fire means, few would have any concept of what this idea is. Typically when one needs a fire it is within an environment that is less than desirable for making a fire. The concept of the next fire reaches far beyond bic lighters or ferro rods.
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.
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.
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.
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.