Category:Backwoods and Survival

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The term Backwoods denotes skills and experience in matters relating to living and thriving in the wild, such as hunting, fishing, and camping (whether on a short- or long-term basis).

Food and water[edit]


Solar Still: for collecting water in dry regions, or obtaining drinking water from dirty or salty water

Traps And Snares[edit]

Nooses and deadfall traps for capturing animals in a survival situation, and rules for using traps in a survival situation

Cooking and Recipes[edit]

Recipes for cooking on a fire without implements, including spud egg, potatoes, bundu mielie, fiji oven, kebabs, fish, twisters, dampers and more.


Survival shelters constructed from natural materials


Poisonous Snakes[edit]

Puff adder, berg adder, horned adder, cape cobra, rinkhals, black mamba, green mamba, boomslang

Diseases Of The Outdoors[edit]

Bilharzia, Typhoid, Malaria, Mountain Sickness, Leeches

Finding North And South[edit]

Finding Celestial South Pole

Finding direction using the stars (Southern Cross) or using the sun and a watch


See Distress signals for more details.


See Stalking and Tracking for more details.

Also useful[edit]

Pages in category ‘Backwoods and Survival’

The following 10 pages are in this category, out of 10 total.