Sometimes you might not be able to enjoy life as it has always been and to make it through you need survival skills. Things might not turn well maybe when you were in a camp with your friends forcing you to figure out how to survive. For you to come out alive, you will take it upon yourself to find healthy food to eat, collect and purify water to drinking and ensure that you are safe. The article, therefore, will discuss some of the crucial survival skills that will help you in the wilderness.
For your body to remain healthy you will always require food even in hardship. For the body to function properly and generate the necessary power that you require you will have to eat. One of the ways that you can get the food eat is from harvesting plants and gathering insects that are not poisonous. You should have the skills to identify the plants that will not harm your health from their physical appearance. Generally, milky plants, hairy plants, bulbous plants, and plants with three leaves are known to be poisonous. Plants are nutritionally rich in vitamins and small quantities of proteins which are not all that the body needs to function accordingly. Therefore, you will have to hunt for animals or catch insects to get more proteins and fats. Edible insects in the wilderness include bees, grasshoppers, worms and much more.
Water is an essential need of the body. Water being rare in the wilderness you should find out how to collect it from the limited sources available. The water sources are usually not clean, and you should filter it before drinking. You can find some water by harvesting rainwater or dig deep holes in muddy areas for water to surface. Purification of water can be achieved by boiling using firewood in aluminum or glass tins.
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To get some warmth into the cold night, cook food and boil water you will need fire. You should, therefore, know how to start and maintain fire. Traditional methods such as striking stones can be used to start fire. To avoid the process of starting the fire again, you should make sure it does not go off. Chances are high that you get sick because of the unusual conditions and therefore you should have some skills on the correct herbs to take. To be safer, you should supplement the above skills with other skills such as first aid, self-defense, clothing and shelter and readiness to emergency.Resources Tips for The Average Joe