reply to post by rubbertramp
Yeah if your just going on camping experience bad idea.
Solo trekking is risky, I try to avoid it, ie. "no man is an island"
If you have looked over most of the survival material available and
went out and practiced it some then your likely gonna be ok.
A lot of ppl who are confident are actually over confident.
Going down a scree slope is not going to be made safer
by survival skills, it is just simply a risky situation.
To really do survival avoid risk when possible.
As for the springs being dry head for high ground and look for
lots of greenery, it takes water for plants & trees to grow.
If there are lots of green plants and no water dig a little and
odds are it is there.
If you do find water use one of the many ways to purify it.
As for food also consider wild edible plants, but at a minimum have
a illustrated guide for this and better yet attend a class as well.
Many survival folks also say stay away from fungi unless you
are 100% sure and I agree with that.
Trapping and snaring is illegal in a lot of areas, except in survival.
Know why ??? it works TOO well.
It still is not 100% but it works even while you sleep or do something
else, make sure and remove snares and traps once u leave.
Water, Food, Shelter, Self Defense, and Knowledge will allow most
ppl to make it anywhere.
The guys on the TV shows trekking in the heat of the day in 100+
degree heat are just showing you what is a BAD idea.
Travel at night, or near dawn or dusk, and avoid the heat of the day
like the plague.
In snake country wear knee high boots they can't bite thru.
One guy dropped off on an island with nothing but one knife and
lived there for a year.
It is mostly brains and determination.
[edit on 12-8-2010 by Ex_MislTech]