35 Unique Ways To Survive When Lost In The Wilderness

By Joe Burgett
35 Unique Ways To Survive When Lost In The Wilderness

A lot of things can happen in life, so it is best to always be prepared for when things go wrong. While you could be on a simple bike ride, hike, or camping trip in the middle of the wilderness somewhere, there is a possibility you could get lost. People even get lost due to falls or running off a trail. Regardless of the reason, oftentimes you need unique ways to survive when lost in these elements.

Most of the time, when these random issues happen, people are often very unprepared to handle things. It makes sense not to be prepared for a long stay in the wild when you likely never wanted to be there for longer than a small period of time. Due to the fact that anything can happen in life, it is always best to know what to do if/when random problems arise.

That is what our list is all about, as we will be counting down various unique ways to survive when lost in the wilderness. We decided to label “wilderness” as a catch-all term for multiple different areas around the world. This could mean being lost in the Amazon Rainforest as well as the African Wilderness too.

On top of this, we will be discussing several unique survival methods for some important material. However, some stuff we used in our list may not seem unique to some. We tried to give people a long list of unique methods but there is a good chance some people know a few of them.

With all of this being out there, let’s dive into the multiple unique ways to survive when lost in the wilderness.


Survival Rule of Threes
The Survival Rule of Threes [Image via Breach Bang Clear]

35. Remember the Rule of Threes

A lot of people know that you need to have various things to survive. People are obviously all the same at the end of the day, in that we all need food and water. However, the Rule of Threes in survival is important and often ignored. If not ignored, it may not be known fully.

In survival, the Rule of Threes refers to the average length of time a human can be without something before problems can possibly arise. The Rules state that a human can survive up to 3 weeks without food, 3 days without water, 3 hours without shelter, and 3 minutes without oxygen. Going beyond the length of three for any of these is asking for trouble.