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3 Wilderness Survival Tips (Not Hacks!)

Discover 3 extremely useful tips for surviving in the wild. These aren't your run of the mill hacks

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Take a Course

My first survival tip is to take a wilderness survival course.

There are short ones available, e.g., one day, but I recommend taking something a bit longer, e.g., 5 day. 

If you can’t take a course, you can buy a book and practice what you have learned. This will work out to be much cheaper and you can learn quite a lot. The main thing is to not just read it. You must go out there and practice.

The book that I first started with was John Wiseman’s ‘SAS Survival Guide’. It is a classic book that helped me a lot. 

In the Survival Fitness Plan we focus on evasive wilderness survival, i.e., how to survive in the wilderness with little to no equipment and while an enemy is chasing you.

Hopefully within a few years we will run live courses for this in the Philippines. 

Learn to Survive with Nothing

My second survival tip is to learn how to survive with nothing.

Let’s take a plane crash as an example for this matter. The plane crashes and you end up on a deserted island with nothing but your clothes. You need to use your mind, be creative, and think of how to survive starting with nothing.

If you can survive in that state, then any equipment you can acquire will just be a bonus.

Local Knowledge

My last survival tip is to have local knowledge.

Learning the local knowledge of different places will help you in every survival situation. You’ll get to familiarize yourself and be able to distinguish what is safe and what is not.

Most survival books are focused on North America and many things inside them are not applicable in other places. For example, in Australia, our bushland is completely different. Different things are edible, we have different animals and insects, etc. 

This is why gathering local knowledge is very important. 


I hope you learned something from these survival tips.

Sharpen your skills by taking a course or doing your own practice. And if you are going to a foreign area, be sure to do your homework. 

If you want to learn more, check out ‘Evasive Wilderness Survival Techniques’ here:

Safe training!

Did you find these wilderness survival tips useful? If so, please share them with your friends.

Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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