Most of those survival reality shows on TV would have you believe that it is possible one day to find yourself in a vast wilderness area with nothing but the clothes on your back, and with shoes on your feet. You may be expected to survive with nothing more. Remember that these shows are all about ratings.
The reality is however, a day hike could turn into a nightmare of days wandering lost, or you getting lost on a hunting trip, camping trip or your vehicle breaks down in some remote area. These are possible ways you could end up lost or stranded in most cases. You need to be prepared for when one of these scenarios happens to you and your family.
On the next page a 5 essential survival skills to practice during a camping trip or in your backyard.