A playground for outdoor enthusiasts, the wilderness offers abundant opportunity for adventure and exploration. At the same time, it can also be a treacherous landscape for the inexperienced and unprepared.
Every year, hundreds of hikers and campers get lost or stranded in the woods. Unfortunately, even seasoned experts can find themselves in dire straits when food and water supplies run low.
Media reports often tell fascinating stories about successful rescues. But what happens when these efforts stall and you're left to fend for yourself? Would you know how to defend against wind, heat, cold, dehydration, and starvation while you're waiting for help? The following infographic provides a few essential tips for surviving in the wild.