If the concept of urban survival doesn't mean anything to you, it's high time to change it. Most of the threats of the modern world are lurking not in the wilderness, but among people. Pandemics, attacks and the effects of a changing climate are just some of the crises that lurk around the corner. But don't worry - you can prepare yourself. How to do it? Survival instructor Kajetan Wilczyński talks directly about the equipment that will be useful. But the equipment itself is not enough - you need to train and adapt to a situation that is very difficult to reflect in a properly functioning environment. Read the post to find out more!
Powerful winds are no longer rare in Poland. Especially in the field, storms can be a deadly threat, which - thanks to simple recommendations - you can reduce a bit. In the forest, go against the wind and look for a depression. Ideally, the shelter should be sheltered on the top from falling trees. When the hurricane is approaching, but you still have some time, prepare a makeshift pit roof yourself. In an open area, lie down and try to isolate yourself from the surroundings as effectively as possible. Surviving a hurricane wind in the mountains is more complex. Do you want to know more? Read the entry in which Kajetan Wilczyński advises on what to do in the event of a hurricane.
It's easy to make a mistake in the field, especially if you get tired and it's nighttime. Before dark, however, it is worth spending some time finding a suitable place for shelter. All this so that in the dark you will not be woken up by noisy animals, winds breaking the tarpaulin or raindrops dripping on your head. How to take care of a dream place that you won't want to run away from in the morning? Read 7 tips from Kajetan Wilczyński, and you will spend the next night in the wilderness in comfortable conditions.
Reading coordinates on a map is a skill that is already learned in elementary school. But probably no one in primary or even secondary school uses the UTM system, i.e. a map with a grid of flat rectangular coordinates. This is the basis for learning how to use MGRS navigation. What is the Military Grid Reference System and why is it worth using it in off-road areas, where the usefulness of tourist maps ends? You will learn everything from the article by Kajetan Wilczyński, which tells about the use of MGRS navigation in survival and travel. We invite you to read!
Sometimes the forest is too wet to even dream of lighting a fire. In a difficult situation, you have to put on the warmth of your own muscles and solid insulation from a sleeping bag, tarp and clothes. Additionally, use any device that is strong enough to increase your body temperature. In the entry, Kajetan Wilczyński talks about the best exercises to warm up the body and about electrical equipment that generates a lot of heat. Can a mobile game help in a survival situation? Find out from reading!
Berries, blueberries and mushrooms are not enough to ensure a strong survival organism. In addition, in winter it is difficult to get even the above-mentioned treasures of the forest, and it is easier to get cold. Fortunately, Kajetan Wilczyński prepared advice on getting food and water. When you only have winter forest at your disposal, you should make use of the snow and any nutrient-rich organisms you can find. Some plants and mushrooms are just around the corner, even in frost. The same applies to wintering insects. If you want to know more, read the article on searching for food in a frozen forest. Some plants and mushrooms are just around the corner, even in frost. The same applies to wintering insects. If you want to know more, read the article on searching for food in a frozen forest.
If you travel a lot or are often in the countryside, you probably know that it is not uncommon to meet wild, aggressive dogs. An aggressive quadruped can sometimes let go of himself, but it's best to encourage him to leave as soon as possible with the right behavior. First, never turn your back on a feral animal. Sometimes you can do this unconsciously - you just won't notice that the animal is approaching. This is why, while on an escapade, keep your eyes on your head. If the dog doesn't let go, climb a tree or jump over the fence. If there is no obstacle in the area for the animal, you have a problem, but don't worry. From Kajetan's entry you will learn what to do even when you have to fight the dog.
Functioning at the limit of one's own endurance can end in death, which is why survival, in the opinion of many masters, is nothing beautiful, only the ability to survive. And how does bushcraft relate to this? Duration itself does not equal survival. It is not enough to set up camps and live in more or less comfortable conditions in the forest to call yourself a survival specialist. However, the border is very thin, which can be easily seen during an unannounced snowstorm in the mountains. If you've been wondering what else is the difference between survival and bushcraft, read on!
Survivalists often emphasize how important it is to have the right knowledge and proper preparation of the equipment for the expedition. What about the condition? In our post, Kajetan explains how - not only physically - but also mentally he trained before setting off into the wilderness. We recommend the article!