If you're a true outdoorsman, you've got the outdoor survival skills to endure anything the great outdoors throws your way. So I have to ask… are you a true outdoorsman?
Outdoor Survival Skills Everyone Should Learn
1. Camping Survival Skills
There is no better place or opportunity for survival skills training than camping.
2. Outdoor Survival Hacks Using Everyday Items
When you're out in the wilderness, you need to know how to improvise. You can't always trust you'll have a working phone or GPS unit on you.
3. Camping in the Rain Outdoor Survival Skills
4. Defensive Survival Skills
5. Fire-Building Survival Skills
6. Build a Shower
7. Know the Tactics
8. Tell Someone Before You Go
I still remember screaming this advice to James Franco when he was packing up for his bike trek in 127 Hours. Leave a note or text a friend, at least.
9. Expert Tips
10. Staying Clean
11. Splinter Solution
It's easy to get a splinter out in the wilderness, but the infection is the main concern. Find out how to remove a splinter properly here.
12. Hike Safely
13. Identifying Poisonous Plants
When the grid is down and your gadgets are dead, you can always count on the old compass and map to find your way to safety.
Knowing how to use a map and compass sure is one of the most practical outdoor survival skills.
15. Stay Hydrated
16. Campfire Without Smoke
17. Survival Skills and Camping Techniques
18. Building a Fire
19. Master the Compass
20. Hide in Plain Sight
Humans are easy to spot in the wild; learn some camouflaging techniques.
21. How to Use a Poncho
There's more than one way to use a poncho. Check out some survival uses for a poncho.
22. Cooking Food Off-Grid
Electricity is nonexistent in the wilderness, so you have to learn how to cook without it.
23. Make a Lantern
24. Tie a Square Knot
25. Bow Drill Fire Tips
26. Keep Bugs Off
27. Weather Forecasting
Knowing how to predict the weather can help you prepare better.
28. Trail Survival Skills Lessons
Some people think hiking is all fun, but it comes with real dangers, too.
29. Find Dry Wood
30. Drink for Life
31. Mind Those That Slither
This video from TA Outdoors will show you how to set up camp and learn your outdoor survival skills by actual experience:
These 31 tips are proof of the importance of survival skills when you're in an emergency or SHTF situation. But let me ask you this, do you have what it takes to survive in the outdoors?
Do you think you're a true survivalist? Take our Wilderness Survival Skills Quiz, and put your outdoor survival skills to the test!
Have you put these outdoor survival skills to the test? Tell us about it in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on July 15, 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.