All of the wilderness survival stories found on this site are unedited first hand accounts that have been emailed to us by people from all over the United States. Below are the most recent ones we have received listed alphabetically by disaster type.
Our youngster tried making a grab for it, between the weight of the pack and current he was pulled from the canoe. He was carried a couple hundred feet before he was pulled into a tumbling eddy.
We managed to hobble about two more miles up the trail before we reached a cross trail and a decision: two miles down the side trail to a road or four miles to the next semi-populated area. At this point both knees had begun
I couldn't tell if I was shaking from fear or the hypothermia setting in. My hands actually looked blue!
When going for a hike, it's extremely important that you remember to bring spare batteries for your GPS.
The going was slower than we figured, though, and by 3pm or so I figured we'd just about reached our point of no return. It gets dark around 5-5:30 that time of year, and it was unfamiliar territory.
That whole thing about going 45+ days without food is BS in my opinion because in a real survival situation you need the energy to continually collect wood to keep a fire going if it is very cold or if you need to purify wate
For your second question it would have been a lot better if we had a cell phone or some kind of communication with our moms(or a tarp to stop the rain and a magnesium stick and dry tinder to keep us warm) and yes my "prepared
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