Wilderness Survival

A 4th Grade Open Court Related Unit

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Warmth and Cooling | Safety and Shelter | Food and Water | General Tips

Warmth and Cooling

How to Build a Fire
Scroll down the page to find out how to build a fire.

Safety and Shelter

Build a Shelter
Scroll down the page to find out how to build a shelter.

A Kid's Wilderness Survival Primer
Scroll down about halfway to find some good tips on finding shelter in the wilderness.

Shelter - from Captain Dave's Survival Guide
An in-depth look at the types of shelters that can be made. There are links to many different types of shelters.

Water and Food

Wilderness Survival - Finding Food and Water
Great tips on how to find food and water in the wilderness.

Water - from Captain Dave's Survival Guide
An in-depth look at how to prepare water for survival.

Food - from Captain Dave's Survival Guide
An in-depth look at how to find food in the wilderness.

General Links - Sites that contain a wealth of information on Wilderness Survival.

Survival Basics
Things you should know in order to survive well in the wilderness.

Equipped to Survive - A Kid's Wilderness Primer
A great guide for surviving in the wilderness

Outdoor Kids Safe and Smart Outdoors
Great tips on staying safe in the wilderness.

Wilderness Survival and Safety for Kids
Tips for kids on wilderness survival.

Equipped to Survive Action Plan
Easy to understand guidelines for staying safe in the wilderness.

Kids - Don't Leave Home Without It
Items kids should carry with them at all times while in the wilderness.

Lost in the Woods - 9 Rules for Survival
Great tips and illustrations of rules you need to survive in the wilderness.

Captain Dave's Survival Guide
A wealth of information on survival.

Wilderness Survival - Be Prepared
10 things you should have with you when travelling in the wilderness.

Wilderness Survival Information
A source of information on surviving in the wilderness.

Hug a Tree Program
Illustrations
to use in a coloring book of survival tips for kids.

Books to Read
Do you want to read some great books about survival? A few are listed here.