Unprepared Survival Stories

Never Forget the Spare Batteries

When going for a hike, it's extremely important that you remember to bring spare batteries for your GPS.

Improper safety & preparedness leads to refuler truck accident

He plunged into the river and his refueler overturned, spilling 500 gallons of diesel fuel into the river...

Unprepared adults lead scary camping adventure

We arrived at the site and were setting up camp, come to find out we did not have enough water for 12 people for the weekend, the "adults" that were in charge did not have the experience to handle 10 hormonal teenagers in the

That's all you brought?

On the way there, we almost got lost. My other friend couldn't read a map, even though he was doing orienteering before the trip.

No civilization in that direction for many miles

After taking the last drop of water from my water bladder and sweating from climbing hill after hill I was really starting to panic.

No civilization in that direction for many miles

After taking the last drop of water from my water bladder and sweating from climbing hill after hill I was really starting to panic.

Frostbite in Yellowstone

Having inadequate ski boots, too small of skis, not an equal amount of headlamps to skiers, and taking on too ambitious of a ski trail, as well as not bringing attention to the cold feet and improper equipment before starting

Last minute decision to canoe a 6 mile length of river

In this Wilderness Survival Story, a couple goes canoeing and become lost and in need of rescue with no survival gear such as flashlights or compasses to help them out.

We brought nothing with us!

We followed the dots and followed the dots and followed the dots .... we got to a point where we didn't know if you should turn back or keep going on the trail. I mean, we could be almost at the end by now! We kept going.

Haven't hunted elk since

In this Wilderness Survival Story, two men are out on a hunting trip without flashlights and are unable to find their way back to their campground.

I will not leave home or camp without my “essentials”

I was tired and really mad at myself for leaving my essentials bag. I had no map, no compass, no food, no protection from the elements, no first aid supplies, no matches or a lighter. It would have been a very cold night up t

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