Camping is a great way to practice skills that you may need if your put in a situation against your will where you have to leave your home.

When planning for survivalist  camping think of the fundamentals first, Water, Shelter, Food, Heat. (depending on your location the priority of these may change)

1 Water-humans can live up to 4-6 weeks  without food but only 3-4 days without water, when plotting your camp site you should set up near a river or lake, but always remain around a 100 feet away to stay clear of mosquito’s, bear, and other unwelcome visitors. when obtaining water from anywhere but a treated source you should always at the very least boil the water (bring to boiling for 1 min).

2 Shelter – The necessity for a shelter varies drastically depending on the weather and temperature in your location. the simplest shelter to protect against rain and wind is an  A-frame tarp shelter, but too retain warmth a mat or raised bunk (anything that insulates you from the ground) is required. When selecting a location for a shelter try to find high ground that is protected from wind.

3 Food – When planning for food there are three ways to go, you can bring all your own food, bring some food and scavenge for the rest, or just live off of what you can catch and find. The first way is the most common choice but it adds quite a bit of weight, the second way is the preferred choice  due to the reduced weight while still having a guaranteed meal or two  this method is also good for testing if you could sustain on only the third method, the last method is for dedicated survivalists who have practiced this for a long time and know the tricks of the areas. which ever method you choose  buy a hand book on the edibles and skills of the location you are camping.

4 Heat – Heat is a huge necessity that is sometimes over looked, if you are lacking heat the you’re wasting energy warming yourself up when it could be put to greater uses. a lack of heat can stunt your ability to think and make wise decisions, it can also cause hypothermia. To sustain a good level of heat while surviving you can drink teas and hot foods, make shelters that utilize heat from fire, and warm stones in the fire and put them in your clothing (be careful not to over heat them). Do not allow your core to be cold because it is ridiculously hard to warm it up again. for fire starting have on hand flint and steel, other ways include bow drill, hand drill, sun magnification, and several others.camping Camping can be simple or it can be a bit more fancy the importent thing is to learn and be prepared.