The call of the wild. Unspoiled beauty. The thrill of nature. When you set out on a wilderness adventure, your mind is on enjoying the experience not on what might happen. But in order to stay healthy and be happy when it's all over, you need to be prepared for anything. And even if you're not venturing far from home, it's good to think ahead. The unexpected can occur anytime, but the unexpected won't be a disaster if you know the principles of survival. Survival is simply preparation to stay alive, come what may. It begins with realizing that things will not always wind up as you planned. You may not stroll into camp with a pan full of fish on your stringer.
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