Monday, December 2, 2013

How To Survive In A Dangerous Wilderness Situation

How To Survive In The Woods

The picture above is of the sassafras plant.

In the wilderness there are many things to be wary of. It might be a wild animal, a large fall, or maybe even your own personal outlook on life. The best thing you could do in this situation is to stay calm and think clearly. Panicking will only decrease mental capacity.

First priority, tend to any wounds of you or others around you (if any). You do this by learning first aid. Its a very basic skill to have to keep yourself alive as well as those around you longer.

Second priority, shelter. You can do this by using materials around you to create shade, cover from the rain, and insulation to keep warm. These things can be fashioned out of many materials such as pine needles, sticks, mud, etc.

Third priority, water. Water is something we always need. Most average humans cannot survive more than three days without water. Even less if you are in a desert. If you are in dry lands look for where vegetation is. Normally there will be water around. If you're in a forest or wetlands, don't worry you'll eventually come across water.

Fourth priority, Food. Humans can go much longer without food comparatively to water. You could probably last about a month without food if you didn't use too much of your energy, but still who wants to wait a month before we can eat again. Food is everywhere. Plants, trees, animals, even bugs can be eaten. Just be careful which ones you eat....

Last priority, help. The reason why this is last priority is because you want to make sure that you are going to be alive once someone finds you. If you have plenty of resources to travel with, then you shouldn't have an issue finding people eventually.

Overall, it's not the hardest thing in the world to do if you pick up some tips and tricks beforehand. That way you aren't completely clueless when you are stuck in such a situation. If you are that is...

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