If you’re looking for something extreme but fun to do with your girl, wilderness survival camping may be the thing for you. Depending on your skill as a hiker and camper, you can pick out various levels of difficulty, and you and your girl can get a taste of what it would really be like. You can make up a story to go along with it; whether you’re explorers, or you lost your way, or you’re the only survivors of a zombie apocalypse trying to stay alive in the harshness of the wilderness, you two will be bonding over the experience in no time.
What is Wilderness Survival Camping?
The basic idea is that you set out into a remote area without a lot of supplies and survive for a period of some days. Now, on the surface, this sounds like a good way to die. Obviously, it doesn’t have to be; take basic safety precautions, and if cell phones don’t work in a certain area, invest in a handheld radio, or something of that nature.
For basic wilderness survival, a single afternoon of classes could be enough to get you off the ground. Go to your local province park or campground, pick a remote corner of the camping area, and only eat what you brought. Spend the days hiking for berries and edible plants (remember to pack your survival guide.) and pretending that you two are the only living things for miles and miles besides the birds and the insects.
A better game, and one that needs moderate skill, would be to engage in something like a three day hike. Bring bedrolls, knives, fishing equipment, water, etc, but only enough canned food for two meals each day. Supplement your diet with fish and foraged food (remember to make sure it’s legal to fish where you’re going), and spend your time building a shelter to place your bedrolls. Remember to either bring something to start a fire or brush up on rubbing two sticks together before you get out there, or you’re going to have some mighty cold nights.
You will probably never be closer to your girlfriend than when you are pretending to rely on each other for life and sustenance. Sure, you’d survive three days easily with just the supplies you brought with you, but the illusion of dependence will bring you two closer than you ever were before. Plus, with just each other for company, you’ll both open up and you could learn things about each other that you never knew before. Plus, these unique experiences will be more than enough to brag about when you get back home.
Wilderness Survival Camping is good for three days of bonding with your girlfriend away from technology, plus it’s a great way to feel adventurous without actually endangering yourself (or your date). Take basic safety precautions, and set out to have the adventure of your lives.