The thought of being injured in the great outdoors is not a pleasant one. Depending on where you are, how far it is from civilization, you could be in a world of hurt until you are either a) found or b) you manage to crawl somewhere to be found. Either way, you will be in pain.
This might be remedied if you have some friends with you that have not just survivor skills but medical knowledge as well. We always recommend anyone who plans to spend a lot of time outdoors to get First Aid training and, yes, make sure you have some medical supplies with you while you are hiking! And yes, if you are going it alone you will want to be able to help yourself!
To learn some foundation skills and be prepared to respond to an injury in a wilderness environment, go on over to the next page.