How To Find A Way In Forest If Youre Lost?

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  1. Pady

    Pady New Member
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    It's normal thing to get lost in a deep forest. There so many opinions about it. What do you think? How will you find a way ?
     
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  2. lonewolf

    lonewolf Legendary Survivalist Staff Member
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    mark your path as you go, maybe a blaze on a tree or a bit of cloth on a branch, if you do it as you go and you come across your blaze or cloth you know you've gone around in a circle.
     
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  3. kgord

    kgord Active Member
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    There is the proverbial trail of breadcrumbs! :pHowever, I think the ants might eat those! I don't really know other than keeping track of your turns, try to make all right turns or something. I walked in a forest a few times which is one that encompasses many acres. I made absolutely sure I did not veer from the path, because you could have been lost in there literally for days.
     
  4. Keith H.

    Keith H. Moderator Staff Member
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    Pady, please go to this article already posted on this forum: Lost Survival http://mysurvivalforum.com/threads/lost-survival.2989/
    Regards, Keith.
     
  5. Corzhens

    Corzhens Master Survivalist
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    First things first, learn how to avoid getting lost in the forest by keeping track of the sun - it is actually for the purpose of determining direction of east and west (north and south as well). And when you had lost your bearings on the location, check for the position of the sunlight. That way, you have at least the right direction to go to. In another thread, I said that I had wanted to test the GPS on my phone if it would work in the wilderness. And if it works then that's the answer. And if not then you have to make sure that you are going back in the right direction with the help of the sun.
     
  6. Neiltarquin

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    Do not panic. Take a knee and plan you strategy. Find a way to identify your North. Dont waste to much energy. Look for running water such as streams.
     
  7. Keith H.

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    http://mysurvivalforum.com/threads/lost-survival.2989/
     
  8. rose thornes

    rose thornes New Member
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    I don't have sense of direction I easily get lost. But if I get lost in the forest I probably mark the trees or look for the nearest streams or river to follow.
     
  9. remnant

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    I would climb a tall tree and scan for landmarks and any sign of human activity in the distance. It also pays to listen to the sounds in the forest keenly. I read the odyssey of a senior citizen who got lost in the dense equatorial jungles of South America and kept moving in circles for days unaware that he was just next to the road when if heard tin sound of a vehicle.
     
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  10. m33kuh

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    As what lonewolf said, you should always mark your pathways or the road if you are unsure about the place. That is by far the best method in order to avoid being lost.
     
  11. texsun54

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    Since I don't expect to suddenly appear in an unfamiliar forest, I would take a compass with me if headed to any wilderness area I am not familiar with. I would also not venture into a forest without knowing direction to nearest exit from the forest and use the compass to go that direction.
     
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