What are some survival tips that everyone should know?

What are some survival tips that everyone should know?

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  1. I do like the Bear tip (should someone ever get into that situation):

    If it’s brown, lay down.
    If it’s black, fight back.
    If it’s white, say goodnight.

  2. If you’re ever lost in the wilderness you should look for running water first. Not only is water vital to survival but if you follow running water downhill you’ll eventually reach people.

  3. Burch tree bark can burn even after it’s rained.
    Learn how to dead recon and tell directions from sun/stars/moss etc. Then mark your back direction to no get lost.

  4. Water, shelter, food. In that order.

    If you go out into the wild, bring a sharp knife at the very least.

    If you go out into the wild, tell someone before you go.

    Do not underestimate the damage any living creature can do to you.

    If you need to kill an animal, do it quickly. A wounded animal is a dangerous animal, regardless of size.

    Pack clothing for both the warmest and coldest an area can get.

    Learn to tell direction from the position of the sun and stars. It’ll help you not walk in circles and wasting energy.

    If you have very little skills, staying put is a good tactic so long as you’re not in any immediate danger.

    DON’T PANIC. For real. Once you panic, you’re as good as dead.

  5. If you’re lost in a snowy region you absolutely must build yourself a hideout before the night comes if you don’t want to freeze to death. Find a big pile of snow and firstly dig an entrance shaped as an arch, then the lower level and the main level, which must be at least 12 inches higher for the cold air to set nearby the entrance and the warmth to stay in. I also recommend making a few ventilation holes, but be careful with the direction of wind.

  6. If you are stuck/living away or far from society.

    1) set up base/home/camp up stream near RUNNING water like streams and rivers. Running water has less contamination than that of stagnant water where bugs, parasites,algae, etc can grow. Running water if out of mountainous areas are best because water gets filtered through the rocks and ground. Try to set up hill from the running water in case of flooding.

    2) if you don’t have a tent/tarp for a quick shelter. Gather materials for a quick lean-to and fire. The elements and exposure is a quick way to enter a world of hurt and it’s often over looked. Fire is to help stay warm, cook, dry off and all around morale booster (had a fire ever made you feel sad and all around miserable?)

    3) foraging and hunting. This is the hardest thing to do for new people. So many things can go wrong if you don’t know what your doing including death. Foraging and hunting is important for quick meals but animals can carry diseases, foods have deadly look-alikes variants or just not good for human consumption if your not careful and dont do your research. Even mushrooms and berries.

    4) you best 2 tools are your mind and a good full tang knife

  7. In no particular order:

    * If you get lost, find running water. You need water to survive, but following it will eventually make you reach people, while you avoid getting even more lost.
    * Leave markers if you can, any bright colored thing works. You’ll avoid going in circles, and anyone looking for you have something to follow.
    * If you don’t know what it is, don’t eat it.
    * Be careful, without food you’ll last a week or more, but a injury could kill you in days.
    * Before you venture out on a trip, tell people where you are going and when you expect to be back. This way rescuers have a general idea of the area to look for you.
    * Staying in one place if possible instead of continuing to walk can help you, make a shelter and make sure it is obviously man-made from the sky.
    * No signal on your phone? 911 (or local equivalent) usually works anyways. Try it, and if it does not work, keep your phone off or in power saving mode before moving to a different area and trying again.
    * Don’t try to make fire using sticks unless you know how. It’s really difficult, and you won’t be able to do it without training. You’ll just end up with blisters instead.
    * Depending on where you are, avoid drinking brown running water. Same with any still water.
    * Birch tree bark will burn no matter what, even soaked in rainwater. If you find it, bring some with you to start a fire.
    * Don’t use fresh wood as firewood unless you want no heat and a lot of smoke. It can help people spot you. If you need heat, use dry branches.
    * Don’t drink your own pee, just don’t.
    * In a dessert, only some cacti have water that’s safe to drink. Most of them with dehydrate you and cause hallucinations.
    * Don’t set up camp in a place where it looks like a dry riverbed, a flood might catch you off guard. It can go from no water to a certified fuck-ton in just a few minutes.
    * In areas with lots of predators, set up camp a distance from water to avoid them.

  8. The 3 rule, you can survive:

    3 minutes without air before you go unconscious and probably die;
    3 hours without shelter before something eat you or you die due climatic stuff;
    3 days without water before you dehydrate to death;
    3 weeks without food before you starve to death.

  9. The order of elements is survival 101.

    Air: lack of air will cause death in 3 to 4 minutes in the average human.

    Fire: Hypothermia and Exposure can kill in minutes or hours

    Water: three days on average without water can be deadly

    Earth: the average human will die of malnourishment in approximately 30 days

  10. For the streets-obvious one be off your phone if you can. Know who and what is around you. Be aware of anyone checking you out. If someone looks nervous close by and eyes are darting back and forth, high chance they are up to no good and trying to see if witnesseses might be present. Figeting hands and them tapping a pocket may indicate a weapon. Also, most people are right handed. Step to the side- they will have to pivot to give you a second to avoid a strike. Its referred to as “moving offline.”

    Most important though-if you feel something is about to happen then leave. Its not just a suspicious feeling its deeper and you will know it. The brain has a way of picking this up. Spent decades in NYC this is very real.

  11. Stab twice in the abdomen… Wait for them to hunch forward, with your non-dominant hand pull their hair back (if they’re bald or shorthaired push their head back by their forehead), & aim for the throat.

  12. If your long-time partner wants to open the relationship, have a plan for when it likely will crash and burn. The first and only time I’ve ended up in inpatient.

  13. When you come across a wasp or multiple of them just don’t do anything and they won’t do anything to you. (This only works when you’re outside.) But if you’re not outside then, either do option 1 open the windows to let them out or option 2 just kill those bitches, no matter the fucking cost.

  14. 8 drops of bleach added to a gallon of water will kill most germs in a grid down situation but,

    Clorox or other bleaches will go bad.

    so is you’re storing it for long time water purification in a couple of years it will be worthless.

    instead, store bleach tablets and make it as needed.

  15. Took a couple survival courses (winter / summer / etc).

    The most useful tip I learned was how to keep your cool and not panic in a time of crisis. Seriously that shit saves lives.

  16. If attempting to save someone from drowning, keep an object in between you and the person. They will grab onto whatever they can in order to get up for air. If that’s you, they will pull you down and the two of you may end up in trouble. Instead, keep an object between you like a float or board that they can grab on to and then pull them to safety.

  17. Most survival situations start when what was supposed to be a day trip turns into an overnighter. Most of them end when someone freezes to death. Pack accordingly for your day trips.

    Your training and equipment should center around maintaining core body temperature for 72 hours. If you can do this you will usually live. You don’t need to know how to set traps and make a tent from deer hide. Maintain proper core body temperature for 72 hours.

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