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Survival Skills: 7 Wilderness Survival Skills to Learn

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: May 26, 2022 • 4 min read

Learning basic survival skills—like first aid, building different types of shelters, and foraging for wild plants—will help you safely make it back to camp (or civilization) on a wilderness trip. Whether you’re a backpacker, a catastrophe prepper, or a simple day hiker, this list of skills will come in handy if you find yourself in a wilderness survival situation.