Unusual Survival Techniques
We all know that unforeseen circumstances can leave anyone stranded and fighting for survival out in nature. We have also all heard the common sense survival tips. But here are some unusual
that may make all the difference in an emergency situation. Read more great facts on
We all know finding food is important, but that can be difficult with no equipment. If all you have is the shirt on your back, you can still catch some fish. Submerge the shirt under the water in front of you, holding on to the corners. Then all you have to do is spit above it. Minnows are attracted to spit so they will start to swarm towards it. When this happens simply jerk your shirt up and you will have minnows to either eat or use as bait for larger fish.
A survival tool that you may not think of but that you might have with you is a tampon. A tampon is made up of a plastic tube, a plastic wrapper, cotton, and a string. Remove the wrapper and tie it with some of the cotton still in it. This creates a bobber to tie to a fishing line so you can leave your line and go worry about other problems. The cotton is great for starting a fire or bandaging cuts and scrapes. The string can be used to tie things together and if you put cotton in the tube you can use it to filter out sediment from drinking water.
Most people don't carry a compass with them, but if you are lost it can be a valuable tool. Luckily you can make one if you are wearing a watch. Hold your watch so the hour hand is facing into the sun. The center point between the 12 and the hour hand is the north/south line. North will be facing away from the sun. This will only work in the Northern Hemisphere and if it is during Daylight Savings Time you need to use the 1 instead of the 12. If you are in the Southern Hemisphere then the 12 should be towards the sun and north will be closest to the sun.
Water is important but you may not be able to find any. If this is the case, then you can get water straight from the dirt. Dig a hole in direct sunlight and drape a tarp over the opening. Secure the edges with anything heavy and then put a little pebble in the middle of the tarp so the plastic is an inverted pinnacle. Place a bowl or other container directly under the pebble. The sun will evaporate the water out of the dirt and it will run down the tarp and drip into your bowl. Please view this site
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