Cowboys who wandered the west were almost always in survival mode. They didn’t have much so they had to come up with some ingenious ways to survival the climate, the terrain, the preditors, and even themselves.
Almost all they had they packed on their horse and road through the mountains and prairies. They had to have food, water, shelter, weapons, and even had to come up with first aid for the trauma and injuries that they sustained.
But leave it to a cowboy to find ways to survive.
Survival tips from cowboys who wandered the west…