Shows like Survivorman with Les Stroud and my favorite, Man vs. Wild with Bear Grylls help show people that the woods aren’t an endless space to totally fear. Both guys are pretty impressive, and share a wealth of knowledge. Bear’s show is a bit staged at times, but his theatrics are fun to watch. 

When I went downstate for college I was scared out of my mind I’d get lost in the city, and never find my way back out. I suppose that’s how some people feel about the woods. Once you learn what you are doing and get some confidence under your belt, you’ll be free to really start exploring off the beaten path. 

One way to boost your confidence is to realize that you can survive the night in the woods. This section will help you discover that confidence.