This page is about how to survive in the wilderness for a short period of time — such as might happen
if you got lost on a bushwalking or camping trip. My earlier page on survival basics is more about long-term
wilderness living skills, where you are going to be out in the wilderness for a long time.
This page is for people
who only want to stay out there for as long as it takes for a rescue/search party to find you, or for you to find
your own way back. It also covers the most basic and important skills to learn for anyone who is just getting started
with this kind of stuff.