This sub reddit defines Wilderness Survival as the philosophies, knowledge, techniques, and actions applied in a Wilderness environment, in a short-term survival scenario, which serve to increase the likelihood of survival of the individual or group.
My SO and I were living with family until recently when shit hit the fan in a big way that left us suddenly without a place to stay. We can't get a place of our own until we have some money saved and are planning to live out of a tent at a campground in NC for about a month or so until we can save enough for a down payment and rent.
I've always been interested in bushcraft and I'm familiar with basic survival techniques but have only ever roughed it with hand built shelter for a few days at a time, never any long term camping with a tent. We own a car and found a campground nearby that has showers, bathrooms, and electrical plug-ins, and we are planning to buy a tent tomorrow and "move in".
I'm looking for advice on what kinds of tent to buy, tips to make our stay easier or more comfortable, maybe suggestions on other subs to post under, or just any other good advice. Thank you.
Let's say me and a few friends want to go on a survival trip that is going to last up to one month. It's hypothetical, it's not really going to happen - I'm relying on medication so it's not really possible. But I want to ask the specialists here about the if. The chances of encountering civilisation on the route/in the area would be very small. The climate be temperate, we'd encounter woods, fields, small lakes, rivers and so on. I'm definitly taking this one along, as a walking stick and for hunting. Legal stuff aside (hunting, fire, trespassing, etc.), what is the gear most fitting for such a prolonged trip? What water filters, backpacks, emergency rations, etc.? We want to stay offline (emergency phone aside) and don't want to carry generators or solar panels around. So no smartphones, just good ol' map and compass. Every man should have the most important things on his person while still being able to carry it a dozen miles a day.
These might be very stupid questions to ask, but I like to indulge the fantasy (and write about it, actually) even though I can't do it myself.