By Steve Gillman
This section is devoted to improvising survival tools from
what ever you have with you, and whatever you can find in the
wilderness. Some quick tips are followed by links to the four
primary pages. You can also use this link to access the section
on Survival Weapons.
Some quick ideas for improvising survival tools:
- Almost anything that holds water can be cooked in, by dropping
or holding hot rocks from a fire in the water or soup. (Animal
skins, leather coats, containers made of birch bark.)
- Blades can be improvised from broken plastic, glass, a piece
of wood sharpened by grinding on a rock, a sharpened clam shell,
or by breaking a rock to get a sharp edge.
- A quick spear can be made by sharpening a stick and hardening
the point in a fire.
- A rain jacket with the sleeve-ends tied shut, to trap air,
can be used as an improvised flotation device for safer river
- An umbrella can be turned upside down to collect rainwater
The survival tools pages:
Survival Cordage and Lashings
Survival Utensils for Eating
Making a Backpack
Back to the Wilderness