Win, lose or draw: Survival is the name of the game Pt. 1

So you are out in the middle of nowhere. That could be anywhere from the wilds of Alaska to the concrete jungle of any ‘big’ city.

You forgot to set your DVR to record EVERY episode of Surviorman and Man vs. Wild and you are thinking that your skills from Webelos Scouts in 1982 will save you in a pinch.


In this multi-part series I will discuss the basics to keeping your butt alive out there in the wild.

Only you can keep yourself alive and if you get in a pinch make sure you have Charles Darwin on speed dial on your iPhone.

In a Spot of Trouble, Old Chap?

Well, you are not the first and you sure won’t be the last–so have faith and keep your hope up–whether you make it out alive or not will largely come down to YOU; your attitude and your actions.

First things first. RELAX. Take a deep breath and remember that Yoga class you took with the hot chick at 24 Hour Fitness and remember to keep a clear head.

The mistake that many people make in life-or-death situations is getting their priorities wrong. Think before you act.

The phrase that you should remember–again going back to WEBELOS scouts is what?

Be Prepared….


These are the absolute basics you need to survive. And survival now needs to become your number one goal.

So here we go–down to business…

Oh, one last thing– if you forget what I teach you, no worries– Just put the paperback version of Stephen King’s The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon in your fanny pack. We all know you don’t leave home without THAT.

That’s where I learned all of my survival skills.

Up Next: Protection


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Robert Forto is a musher training for his first Iditarod under the Team Ineka banner and the host of the popular radio shows, Mush! You Huskies and Dog Works Radio Shows