1. Good attitude
More important than any technique is your attitude in the survival environment, maintaining a good attitude, and calm judgment.
First of all, you have to remember the "Three Laws of Survival":
-People can not breathe for up to 3 minutes
-When the body temperature is lower or higher than the normal range, a person can maintain a clear mind for up to 3 hours
-People can not drink water for up to 3 days
-People can not eat for up to 3 weeks when there is water
The "Three Rules of Survival" tells us: In the survival environment, we must first find a place to avoid cold or shade to prevent loss of temperature or heatstroke; secondly, we must quickly solve the problem of replenishing water; and secondly, we must find "food."
Trapped in the complex wilderness environment, you will face many challenges, remember not to panic.
-Stop, don't walk around
-Plan how to escape danger
-Execute execution plan
-Assess evaluation and calculation
-Re-evaluate to re-evaluate the situation
By adopting the above methods, you can effectively calm yourself down from panic and focus on how to get out of trouble. The right attitude and mentality are the most important in survival.
2. Find refuge nearby
Direct exposure to the wilderness environment is often a precursor to disaster. Many people died of hypothermia (the editor of Yunji Outdoor specifically introduced "hyperthermia") or dehydration in a hot environment.
6 Tips to Remember to Survive in the Wilderness Three aspects should be paid attention to when choosing a refuge place:
-Location (away from danger, abundant resources available nearby)
-Isolation (away from the ground, rain, wind, heat waves)
-Heat source (can be used to maintain body temperature or light a fire)
There are many natural places for temporary refuge, such as natural caves, hollow tree holes and logs, building huts with branches, and so on. Recently, Leonardo, who won the Oscar, performed many scenes of survival in the wilderness in the movie "Wild Hunter". The editor was impressed that the male lead got into the belly of a newly dead horse to survive the night in order to take refuge. Later, the editor will post a special article to introduce how to build outdoor simple houses.
78% of the human body is made up of water. Therefore, looking for water has a higher priority than food and fire. Ideally, an adult would drink 1 gallon of water per day, which is about 3.7 liters. Many people will collapse due to dehydration, and beware of diarrhea caused by drinking untreated dirty water, because this is also life-threatening. If possible, the morning dew in the morning, the source of the stream, and the water filtered by rhizomes and gravel are clean and drinkable. To be safe, you must also try to boil it for 2-3 minutes, which can effectively kill bacteria and other microorganisms. If there is a continuous supply of water, under normal circumstances, it is okay for people to succeed for a few weeks. You must have confidence!
4. Make a fire
Although a fire source is not necessary for survival, if you can successfully light a fire, you can greatly improve your happiness: warm yourself up, dry clothes, boil water, and cook food. Having a fire source can make you feel safe and confident!
Generally speaking, you should carry some fire-lighting tools with you before you set off. These tools are usually very light and cheap. They can be hung around your neck or in your pocket: flint, windproof matches, lighters, etc. For outdoor black technology, you can read this article on equipment introduction: gadgets that are essential for both life and outdoor adventure
It is not enough to have these tools, but also need to master some basic fire-making skills, because it is not easy to ignite a fire in a harsh environment. After that, the editor will sort out the information and teach you some tips to use the materials that are easy to find in nature to make a fire quickly.
First of all, remember: a person can live for 3 weeks without eating any food. So you have a lot of time to find food, so be patient. There are many edible fresh ingredients in nature! As described in the opening and closing videos of our article: Confidence is more important than gold.
6. Advanced skills: understanding and adapting to nature
If you want to survive outdoors, in addition to basic survival skills, it is better if you can learn more about the small laws in nature. For example, tracking small animals and identifying plants based on paw prints on the ground. In fact, this kind of ability was originally mastered by our ancestors, but in modern social life, everyone ignored the inheritance of these skills. From some perspectives, it is also necessary for our extracurricular development courses to introduce some relevant training.