I hope you’re never going to end up in the desert, but you have to know how to live in harsh circumstances. You need to survive with a few things: water, refuge, food.
Each man and woman who walks or campsite has important knowledge, here are the most important skills.
Knowing how to make a fire
You must be warm, especially if the cold nights are the order of the day, but the fire often allows unwanted visitors to stay healthy. Hypothermia is a real nature possibility that is much more dangerous if the clothes get wet. You absolutely need the ability to start a fire without a lighter.
Make sure your wood is fine and dry as it helps the fire to spread. Thicker seasoned wood may be added later, but the inflammation should be thin. Dry grass and other soft materials may also be used for a successful beginning.
Then you can pick up two strong sticks. Take one stick and put it on the fuel together and rub it. The friction creates heat and sparks.
Knowing how to find food
Although we can go without food for weeks, it is important to learn how to pick your own food from the wild. While it is real. You should take time to learn about the various types of berries and champagne and see which are edible and toxic in the wild, as this is an excellent way to prepare beforehand. You face many plant species in forest survival, for example.
Beer and plants have very few calories, and fish and games have a lot more. Crafts for small animals will become indispensable if you are trapped a while and you can also fish with a long stick spear. You can need more calories than usual if you are trapped in nature, so that your body stays in good health, and thus beer and edible plants may not be sufficient.
You must ensure you know what you are doing and make sure you first of all do your homework and study it thoroughly. After all, if comfort disappears overnight it’s still necessary to survive.
Find and purify water
In contrast to food, you need water immediately because you can only live without water for 3 days. Your body is 70% water and is the main component of your body’s work. You can’t live without that. If the percentage of your body’s water falls under what it should be, you will begin to dehydrate and that is a very fast process. The dehydration signs should be remembered:
- Feeling thirsty (the first symptom most often ignored)
- Slight headache
- Reduced urine flow
- Inability to sweat or produce tears
- Rapid heartbeat
- Tingling of the skin
The difference between life and death is to find and purify water. You should use the opportunity to fill up your water bottles as long as possible if you find the well or stream far away from humans and pollution and boil water before releasing it if you are concerned. Drink it to cleanse.
You can collect snow in cold weather, but, since it will lower your body temperature you should never eat it. Pick it and simmer for subsequent consumption, instead. Often, particularly in dry riverbeds, clean water can also be found underground. You can grab underground streams to provide smooth, new and nutritious drinking water if you are able to dig.
Never drink sea water or salt water of any kind, as the amount of salt it contains will seriously dehydrate you, and so does snow and marine ice. You can cook it to remove salt, but only last resort. It should be used.
Don’t get lost
Losing oneself may be a terrific experience, but the end of the world must not be. You can have to learn to use a compass before taking a journey. Electronic GPS could be a failure. It is also really important to read a map, but the compass is richer and not affected by the bad weather. It’s an under-rated survival ability which many seem to ignore, and we certainly consider it to be a matter of course. You won’t regret it, learn to use a compass.
The construction of a shelter
You need to know what to do if you are in the wild while you stay away from elements and the safest way to do so is to build shelters. After all, we are not supposed to live outdoors under many weather conditions, like:
- Freezing temperatures
- Oppressive heat
- Strong winds
- Thick snow
- Torrential rains
You should learn the region in which you are and the type of plant that grows there before you go on a journey. The basic shape of the camping shelter is constructed by putting thick rows of thick sticks into a vertical triangle and insulating the leaf around it.
Therefore, while retaining some sun, you remain more or less protected from the wind and the rain. The leaves can also be used to keep warm in cold weather during the winter. The shelter is what must first be constructed and you must learn how to create it efficiently.
In conclusion: There are many techniques that can be useful in nature to you. But many others are also important, and we will go back to them later on. These are just the basics which you absolutely need to know.