Top 10 Survival tips

Start Exercising

You don’t need to be able to run a marathon, but you need to at least be able to walk long distances and carry heavy objects around without getting totally wiped out. Here are some basic tips for getting in shape.

Learn To Forage

There are many dangerous, toxic plants that can make you sick if you eat them. However, there is food all around us if we know which plants we can eat safely. Taking a reputable food foraging class will teach you how to identify foods that you can find in your yard and local forests that are safe and delicious. Never eat anything that you cannot identify as being edible. The risks are too great.

It’s a natural reaction to be scared and nervous when you find yourself in trouble

Try to eliminate the negative thoughts and try to control your breathing so that you can stay calm. It is essential to focus more on being calm and finding a solution than to worry, panic or to become anxious. There are many tricks you can use to stay calm and chewing gum is one of them. If you find yourself in a situation that makes you nervous, you can chew gum to calm down. Your brain will associate the eating sensation with a peaceful scenario as you wouldn’t be eating if you were in danger. These tips and tricks can be really useful when it comes to surviving or finding yourself somewhere in the wilderness or the outdoor. The tricks and the tips are really easy to learn. They can save your life when you do not have any other plan or when you do not know what to do in order to survive. This article was written by Anthony Maldonado. Click here to read more about his passions.

Always have two signal mirrors.

Relying on one signal mirror isn’t a good idea because the sun always travels south. This means that a single mirror will not allow you to catch the attention of rescuers flying from the north. The second signal mirror will be essential to reflect the light you get from the south to reflect it into the northern direction. Simply hold one of the mirrors facing south and another facing north, making sure that the light bounces off both.

Learn basic body insulation.

This is a life saver in many situations where you’re caught in really cold weather and you’ve got no means of starting a fire. Simply stuff newspaper, dry grass, and leaves under your clothes and you’ll be retaining significant amounts of body heat when you need it the most. You can do this to almost all of your clothing, from head to toe.

Get A Generator

If you have the space to keep it, a generator can be indispensable when the power is out. Make sure to get one that will have enough power to run everything you need such as your refrigerator, lights, and chargers. If you have a well, you might need a bigger generator and a special hookup so you can have fresh water when the lights go out.

DIY Survival Water Filter | Survival Tips

Thirsty and your water supply ran out? When in an emergency situation, we will always do what we can to get what our body needs. You can actually filter, purify, and convert dirty water into safe drinking water on your own if you have the skill set for it. Learn how to make a DIY survival water filter using materials around you. Also, check out my favorite portable water filter. It’s yours right here.

Organize your survival pack efficiently.

When arranging the stuff in your rucksack, follow these principles: • My next tip maybe common sense to some, but figured it’s still worth noting: for better maintenance of keeping balance, it’s best to keep heavier things on top and the lighter items at the bottom. What this will do is help you with stability while you are on the move. • Make sure the backpack is positioned to be on your upper back always. This will allow you to walk freely without your rucksack getting in the way of your legs. • Don’t forget to tighten those straps to prevent stuff from falling off. The wilderness can be full of snags, thanks to branches and bushes. Read more here: creating a bug out bag

Rocks around the campfire are very useful.

Even after the fire had died, the rocks will still hold on to enough heat to keep you warm. The heat of the rock can also be used to purify water. Simply place them inside aluminium cans filled with water. It will cause the water to boil, purifying it enough to be safe to drink. In some scenarios, it might be necessary to boil water underground. We have you covered; here is our guide to how to boil water underground.