Track em Find em Kill em [Survival Tactics]

Do you feel like you need a field guide for survival?

The outdoors can be a dangerous place. You can protect yourself with experience and weapons like in the Expendables.

The action movie has a lot of grit. The cast includes Sylvester Stalone, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Jean-Claude Van Damme, and Randy Couture.

It is about a group of ex combat vets have become mercenaries on a black-ops team. The use a lot of weapons for survival, it is kill or be killed.


If you want to survive then you will need to track,find, and kill. You must have clean water and a campfire.

Each person will need about 2 gallons of water per day.


Use a flint to start a fire.


You can build a shelter like this:


Use these wilderness survival tips to stay alive and know your knives.

More about how to keep them sharp.

Know what you can eat in the wild like plants, and insects.

I decided to test my mettle by going camping with just the essentials in survival gear. The preparation phase was a mixture of excitement and meticulous planning. I researched and gathered equipment that would be both reliable and compact, ensuring I could carry it over long distances without being weighed down.

For my shelter, I chose a one-person, ultralight tent with a waterproof rating of 5000 mm; it was a snug fit at just 7 feet long and 3 feet wide, but it was designed to withstand harsh weather conditions. Along with the tent, I packed a lightweight, compressible sleeping bag rated for temperatures down to 15 degrees Fahrenheit, and a foldable, closed-cell foam sleeping pad to insulate me from the cold ground.

My backpack was a tactical model with a 55-liter capacity, made from rugged, water-resistant material. It had multiple compartments that allowed for organized packing and easy access to gear. I filled it with essentials such as a compact cooking stove that could be fueled by small branches or biomass, a stainless-steel pot for boiling water, and a durable spork.

For hydration, I included a water filtration system capable of purifying up to 1000 liters of water, removing 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria. This was crucial, as I planned to source water from natural streams. I also packed high-calorie, nutrient-dense food bars and dehydrated meals that could be rehydrated with just a cup of hot water.

My survival kit was compact but comprehensive, featuring a fire starter, a multi-tool with over 15 functions, 50 feet of paracord, a whistle for signaling, and a compact first aid kit. I didn’t forget navigation tools—a compass and a detailed topographic map of the area were always at hand in the top pocket of my backpack.

The day I set out, I felt a mix of nerves and adrenaline. The forest was dense, and the sounds of civilization quickly faded as I ventured deeper into the wilderness. Setting up camp by a babbling brook, I felt a profound sense of self-reliance. I gathered wood for a fire, boiled water for my meals, and settled in as night fell, the stars above like a canopy of twinkling lights.


Animals may attack. Are you prepared?

You can look for tracks in the mud to identify big game like mountain lions and bears.


Survival tips infographic