The good news? You can practice these in your own backyard.
Find what works best for you. Do you have an awesome tent that you can set up and tear down easily? Is it reliable
in any weather conditions? Great! If not, you may want to experiment with other items: tarps, ponchos, parachutes, debris; make sure you can find
shelter in any type of condition. Time yourself to ensure it won’t take too long, and keep practicing until you feel confident that you could survive
a night in your shelter.
Practice hitting targets in your backyard with a bow and arrow, blade, or makeshift weapons (we don’t recommend hunting
your neighbor’s cats, so a standing target will do). Also, brush up on general foliage knowledge in the area so you know you’re not eating
Even if you’re a beginner, you can probably start a fire on a sunny day. But can you start one if the wind is blowing?
What if it’s raining? Practice starting a fire in every weather condition so you know exactly what to expect and how to ensure your fire will stand.
You may not be able to make a full-course meal in your backyard, but you can certainly practice making the essentials.
Bring some water to a boil and get familiar cooking different dishes this way. Also, work on cutting down on supplies so you can carry very few items
Practice purifying your water -- whether that’s through boiling or through a water purification system. Find what works best
for you and what you’ll be able to recreate in the wilderness.
The time to master your survival skills is never when you’re forced into a survival situation; the time is now. How do you keep your skills
Bonus: Our top picks to help you sharpen your skills:
Battlbox Single Man Tent
Leatherman OHT Multitool
Thompson Snares Survival Kit