15 Life-Saving Survival Tips You May Need Someday.
Food For Survival
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Even though you can survive two weeks without food, you still need energy from food to survive. Unless you find yourself stranded in the desert or the Arctic, the land should be full of food sources. You'll just have to put in a little work to get to it. The easiest way to get food is by fishing. You can build a trap in the shallow water that can be used to corral fish. This makes it easier to pick up or spear this fish. While you're fishing be mindful about possibly being in someone else's fishing hole.
Prepare To Defend
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If you're going to hunt small creatures, make sure that you remember that there might be a bear, a mountain lion, or a pack of wolves not too far behind you. Even though they want to eat you, you could still try to scare them away. You do this by making yourself look larger than you are, by holding out your arms, and as you walk backwards, scream at the top of your lungs. If a fight breaks out, fight as hard as you can, and make sure you're ready to nurse your wounds.
Surviving A Bear Fight
It doesn't matter if an eagle tore your arm apart after it caught you stealing its fish, or you got a cut from opening a can, a cut could lead to an infection or even a deadly amount of blood loss. It's key to your survival that you know how to take care of yourself. Sew a wound shut like the laces on a football, and use antibacterial ointment that you have in your first-aid kit. After a busy day of building a fire and fighting a bear, you'll need a place to rest so you can recuperate. Have you built a shelter yet? No? Well, here's some pointers.
Prepare Your Shelter
Unless you have a tent, you'll have to make a shelter in order to stay dry and warm if it's cold, and in the shade if the sun's too hot. Luckily, there are tons of building materials in the woods. Since they're quite pliable, using saplings for framing is a great idea. And branches, or large leaves, can be used for the roofing. You can find premade shelters inside of caves and underneath the canopies of larger trees. You could get some great survival tips from these surprising experts. You won't find them surviving in the wilderness, though. These experts can be found in large urban jungles.
How Homeless People Survive On A Daily Basis
The ultimate type of survivalists are the homeless people. More often than not, they are sleeping "rough," meaning outside without shelter. Homeless people can be found in the richest of cities and in the poorest of communities. Not only do they pack for mobility, they prepare themselves for cold and wet weather. A good tip we learned from them is stuffing your clothes with newspapers. The papers act as insulation. There are plenty more tips where that came from, too!
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