Survival Fitness Plan Urban and Wilderness Survival Training focuses on minimalism. Ideally, this means being able to survive using no other equipment than the clothes on your back. The idea is that if you can survive with no resource’s then what-ever you do have becomes a bonus and will just make your task easier.
For me, one of the best things about knowing how to “live off the land” is that I never stress about not making enough money, or what is going to happen in the future economy. I know that if everything turns to sh*t, then I will still be okay because I can survive without anything. Now that’s freedom!
Training in wilderness survival often means the need to go into the field. While getting out in nature is highly enjoyable it must be recognized that safety is a major concern. As a minimum, take the following precautions:
Tell at least one person you trust your schedule. Include information such as where you are going, when you plan to be back, and what actions they should take in the case that you not check-in or come back as scheduled, e.g., call emergency services if not back after 24 hours of my scheduled time.
Take or cache emergency supplies. Your aim is minimalist escape, evasion, and survival, but always take emergency food, water, rescue equipment etc. so your training does not turn into the real thing.
Take a phone or EPIRB if there is a chance that you will be out of phone service range.