I know what some of the people are thinking: we live in the 21st century. We’re civilized and we have a pretty cool infrastructure, so what do you mean by how to cross a river safely? Just use the damned bridge, right?
Well, it sounds obvious, but this theory does not apply everywhere. It’s actual pretty far from it in certain circumstances, such as in in wilderness areas. Also, in a SHTF situation where you may be trying to escape, bridges are likely to be watched.
A common occurrence for outdoors enthusiasts (hikers for example) and one of the most dangerous obstacles that you can run into is river crossing when there’s no bridge available.
Truth be told, there are only a few things I can think of (like a Knight X5 for example) that can compete with the beauty of a mountain stream that flows majestically through the deep forest. This type of scenery is the salt and pepper of every outdoors enthusiast.