If you have found yourself in a situation that is going to require you to be hopelessly far from a grocery store, you are going to have to consider finding something to eat. Generally, you can last for week with out eating, but keeping yourself fed in an emergency situation is a great way to keep your energy up and be able to handle any task that is thrown in your way.
There are a lot of people around the world that have never seen an animal being slaughtered, but they absolutely love a good stake. I am partially in that category. I say partially because I have seen animals being slaughtered, but never the factory situations that most of the world gets its meat from. If you are trying to survive in the wild, butchering your own animals is an absolute must. Either that or you can just love off of plants and insects for your entire woodland experience.
One skill that you may want to consider learning, is which wild plants are edible. Knowing this information will help you stay alive longer and heck, it might just lower your monthly grocery costs too. I am hoping to post a guide to edible plants and easily caught animals. That is still a few weeks away though and until they, you are all just going to have to wait until I get to it. The only thing that I am going to tell you about edible plants right now is that dandelions are edible and abundant. You can even find them for sale in your grocery store.
Chowing down on delicious insects is always a great idea in times of desperate survival. I just hope that everyone has seen the footage of Bear Grylls biting into a gigantic larva and having it explode all over the camera, if you can watch that without gagging, I can pretty much guarantee that you will do just fine out in the bush surviving off of insects and other creepy crawlies. I just want to warn you though, brightly colored insects are usually poisonous. If you are in doubt about anything that you are planning on consuming, don’t do it. It is much better to be safe than sorry.
FIRE! Essential to cooking the food that you just got is the all mighty fire. It has been in use for countless thousands of years and cooked food has led to the development of the awesome creatures that we currently are. If you do not know how to make a fire, now is the time to learn.