If you want to know how to survive in the woods or wilderness, then the first thing you need to know is this: always be prepared. You don’t want to be caught without supplies. Unless you are injured or sick, there are just 4 things that you need in order to survive in the wild.
1. Find Water.
The first thing you need to survive in the wild is water. You can only go 3 days without water before dying, but you’ll be extremely dehydrated long before those 3 days are up. Use these tactics to get water, Collect Dew: Take your shirt off and press it onto the ground to collect dew. Drag a Piece of Cloth Behind You: There is a lot of water in the woods on plants. Follow Ants: If you see a train of ants going up a tree, it is probably because there is a cache of water in a groove in the tree. Dig for Water: If you dig, do so at places like dried-up streams and areas with a lot of lush foliage.