Lost in the Forest
So there I stood, no clue about my surroundings in a place I had never been before.Being in a forest all alone with nothing but a barely sharp pocket knife is a bad place to be but Ihad no choice in the matter, I was lost. I knew the first thing I had to do would be to build somekind of a shelter, something to keep me out of the weather and safe from any animals wanting toeat me. Next, I would need to find a food source abundant enough to last until I could be found.So I set out to find a perfect spot. After walking for hours I came upon a stream that would be a perfect place to find a never ending food source. With it being spring, the fish would be startingto spawn, and with hibernation season ending, smaller game would be coming out to feed anddrink from the stream. This would also be the ideal spot for me to build my shelter. The area of the streams location had a fairly wide open clearing, so it would be a good place to stay close to,and a good place to start a signal fire big enough to be seen easily seen from the air.
I made a pretty basic shelter. I made a typical lean-to with branches I found lyingaround. I first found two tall trees kind of close together with branches about five to six feetfrom the ground. Next I took the branches I found lying on the ground and attached them to thetrees. With the frame now in place, I began adding to the frame by laying other branches onto thesupport beams to make a back wall and putting leaves and grass on top to help keep rain out.After finishing the shelter I covered the inside with leaves and grass to make a soft place to lie down. With my housing all finished I decided it would now bea good time to find something to eat
I first tried the old Indian method of fishing with my hands; yes I tried to catch them withmy hands and had no luck. So I decided to get a little more modern, I took sticks and weavedthem together and made a fish trap. I placed the trap in the water between two big rocks so...