Wilderness Skills

If you’re venturing into the backcountry to hike, camp, fish, or hunt, these wilderness survival skills and tips will help keep you safe in emergencies.



The remoteness, inaccessibility, and inherent danger of wilderness are all part of what attracts us to it in the first place. But only a fool would venture into the backcountry to hunt, fish, or explore without fundamental survival knowledge at his or her disposal. Fortunately for you, we’re experts in the survival skills you need to explore the backcountry. Here you can find tips for traditional skills like fire-making, building shelters, emergency signaling, dealing with animal attacks and snake bites, finding food, and administering first-aid.

The most essential skills are key to keeping you and your companions safe, but your abilities to accomplish these tasks in the woods are often dictated by the gear that you carry. We publish in-depth product reviews and guides to the best wilderness survival gear to bring on remote hunting or camping trips. You’ll also find survival stories from the field, with testimonies from those who survived life-threatening situations and analysis on how to avoid disaster next time.