You can make waterproof matches by covering the head of the match with fingernail polish.
Always look up before bedding down for the night. Avoid sleeping under dead looking branches. They're called widow makers for a reason.
The brightest star in the Little Dipper is the North Star. It's located at the end of the Dipper's handle.
Pine needles are edible and nutritious, high in Vitamin C.
Practice starting fires using many methods so you will have confidence in an emergency situation.
Bring a survival knife with you anytime you plan on going out into the wild, no matter how long.
Don't overwork yourself and start to sweat in cold weather, otherwise you'll get cold and risk hypothermia.
Most predators are fearful of fire. A roaring campfire throughout the night should be enough to keep them away.
The real key to wilderness survival is staying healthy.
Do NOT eat snow or ice without melting first! Eating snow and ice reduces body temperature and leads to further dehydration.