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. 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 very enjoyable you must take some safety precautions.
Tell at least one person you trust your schedule. Include instruction on what actions they should take if you go off plan. For example, “Call emergency services if not back after 24 hours of my scheduled time.”
Take or cache emergency supplies. Your aim is minimalism survival but always take emergency supplies (food, water etc.). This ensures 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.
Do not take unnecessary risks. Small injuries in the wilderness can escalate to serious consequences.
Over time I will expand on these lessons and make individual posts will for each.