Monday, May 25, 2009

Survival Tips

When you go into the wilderness make sure you know about survival. If you don't I will tell you in this post. If you want to survive, you need to know about hunger, shelter and thirst.


When you go to the wilderness, make sure you have a way to drink as dehydration is a road block. Dehydration is when you don't have enough liquid to keep you going and you can only survive for 2 days without any liquid. So it is extremely important to drink.


Hunger is dangerous but seldom deadly. It may reduce your ability to think logically and increase your susceptibility to the effects of cold, pain and fear.


A small shelter which is insulated from the bottom, protected from wind and snow and contains a fire is extremely important in wilderness survival. Before building your shelter be sure that the surrounding area provides the materials needed to build a good fire, a good water source and shelter from the wind.


Building a fire is the most important task when dealing with survival in the wilderness. Be sure to build yours in a sandy or rocky area or near a supply of sand and water as to avoid forest fires. The most common mistakes made by those attempting to build a fire are: choosing poor tinder, failing to shield precious matches from the wind and smothering the flames with too large pieces of fuel. The four most important factors when starting a fire are spark - tinder - fuel - oxygen.

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