Know Where to Find the Driest Wood

A lot of things can go wrong when you are away from civilization.

Every year we hear of tragedies where hikers, snowmobile riders, hunters, and other outdoor enthusiasts freeze to death in the harsh winter conditions that Mother Nature deals us.

This does not have to happen to you. You do not need to be a statistic. The key to survival is finding dry fuel in wet conditions.

You might think that it would be impossible to find dry firewood in wet conditions. It isn’t, and it’s probably even easier than you might think.

Learn how you can stay alive if you find yourself in a life-or-death situation, with this good advice from Field & Stream.

Shortly after I moved to Montana, two local elk hunters froze to death in a snowstorm. The drainage was a place I’d hunted only days before, and the tragedy registered so deeply in my psyche that for years I avoided the area. Today, the ill-fated trip floods back to me in a series of images: two hunters, stumbling lost through a forest; friends, overcome by panic, splitting up in the dark; two human figures, curled dead on a cold breast of snow… [continued]

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SOURCEField & Stream
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Jason Houser is an avid traditional bowhunter from Central Illinois who killed his first deer when he was nine years old. A full-time freelance writer since 2008, he has written for numerous national hunting magazines. Jason has hunted big game in 12 states with his bow, but his love will always be white-tailed deer and turkeys. He considers himself lucky to have a job he loves and a family who shares his passion for the outdoors. Jason writes full time and is on the pro staff of two archery companies; in his free time, he fishes and traps as much as possible.