Suppose that you are in the wilderness or some other place away from human civilization. What can you do to make sure that you can survive before a rescue team finds you? In this article, we will provide you with some of the top survival tips that you should know. Without further ado, let’s start:
- Learn how to find water on your own
Water is the most important need of humans, and it will even be more important if you are trying to survive. When you find yourself in a survival situation, water should be the first thing you should be looking for as soon as you are safe.
Before venturing out in the wild, try to search for bottled water first in your immediate area. There might be water bottles on your vehicle, make sure to drink those first so that you’ll not dehydrate while looking for more water. Do not discard empty water bottles though – they will make your life a lot more easier for storing water.
There are many ways to get water naturally from the environment. You can dig for it in places where plants and trees grow abundantly. You can collect dew from plants and grass, which is a great source of water. You can also use plant moisture bags to collect water from plants.
- Learn to create a fire
Learning alternative ways of starting should be learned before you actually needed this skill. This is because you’ll be scrambling to learn how to make a fire in a stressful situation if you only tried it once you needed it.
You can bring a lighter or a set of waterproof matches with you when going on a trip. You should keep the matches in a container that is sealed from water. This is the easy way of starting a fire, but it requires you to have bought lighter or matches beforehand.
If you don’t have such materials, you can use a battery as a spark, which can be used to light a tinder. To do this, you should remove the batteries from either your car or vote or whatever battery you can find. Next, attach wires to the positive and negative contacts of the battery, which will create a spark. If your batteries are smaller ones, you should align them together in order to have more voltage. Use the spark from the battery to ignite tinder or any easily flammable materials that you have and voila, you have a fire. Just be sure to keep it going by feeding the fire with dry wood, paper, or any other flammable material.
- Take survival quizzes online seriously
Did you know that you can learn something valuable from those survival trivia quizzes that can be found on the internet? Quizzes like “Can You Survive A Shipwreck” will often impart their audience with actual tips on how to survive the wilderness or whatever situation that requires your survival skills.
Samira Gutoc is the founder and managing editor of Atlas and Co. She is also a content writer, blogger, poet, photographer and an editorial associate.