33.Brown Coconuts Can Cause Dehydration
Coconuts are often depicted as a way to hydrate yourself because they have water in the middle. However, not all coconuts are suitable to drink from, so it is good to know which ones are safe.
You shouldn’t use brown coconuts for the liquid inside them. The oil inside brown coconuts can cause significant dehydration if consumed. Stick to green coconuts for water. However, brown coconut husks are flammable and repel mosquitos.
34.Red Kidney Beans Are Poisonous If Not Prepared Correctly
Although they are an everyday food item, you never know when things could be deadly. Red kidney beans are a staple in some people’s diets, but they can be poisonous if not prepared correctly.
Dry red kidney beans contain a toxin that will cause serious illness if you ingest it. To safely prepare them, boil the beans for ten minutes and drain them before cooking them however you like. This step is important to prevent severe abdominal pains, nausea, and vomiting.
35.You Don’t Have To Pay To Call 911 From A Payphone
While payphones are becoming scarce because everyone has a cellphone now, there are a few around in case of emergencies. If you need to call 911 or whatever the emergency number is in your country, don’t worry about scrambling for loose change.
When calling an emergency hotline from a payphone, it is always free. All phones in the United States are equipped to contact 911 without paying or even if the phone isn’t in service with a carrier.
36.What To Do If You Fall During A Stampede
While you might think that stampedes of people are rare, they can still happen. There have been a few deadly ones on the news recently, and people need to know what to do to protect themselves in the event of one.
If you fall during a stampede and can’t get up quickly, assume a protective position with your hands covering your head and your feet tucked up. Try to face the direction people are running in so you don’t get kicked in the head, and get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
37.The Best Way To Light A Match In The Wind
Fire is essential when you are camping or out in the wilderness because it provides light, a place to cook, and warmth. However, lighting a match when it is windy is one of the most frustrating and tricky things to accomplish.
A tip to make lighting the match easier is to cut the wood into a Christmas tree shape so that the match will stay lit even when the wind is blowing. This will give you more time to light the fire, and you will waste fewer matches.
38.Freeze Water Bottles To Prepare For A Hurricane So The Fridge Stays Cold
Hurricane prep can be very stressful because shelves at the store are emptied within hours, grocery store lines are insane, and you might not get all the supplies you need. It is best to keep essentials like water on hand during hurricane season, so you aren’t scrambling at the last minute.
Usually, hurricanes cause power outages, so it’s best to keep water in the freezer at all times. Then, when there is a hurricane, and the power goes out, you can move the frozen water bottles into the fridge to keep it cooler for a longer time.
39.Crushed Termites Can Be Used As Insect Repellent
Mosquito bites have to be the most irritating thing about being in nature, and we honestly don’t know why mosquitos even exist. If you are in an area with termites, this trick will help you with those pesky bloodsuckers in the event of an emergency.
There have been many survival situations where people don’t have insect repellent but need it. Therefore if you are near termites, crush them up and use them as a repellent. They are also edible if you are in a life or death situation and need a good source of protein.
40.How To Cross A River Safely
Crossing a river might be inevitable in the wild, but it can be dangerous and possibly deadly if you don’t know the right or safest way to do so.
The trick to figuring out if it is even safe to cross is to throw a stick in first. If the stick moves too fast, it is not safe to cross. Also if you cannot see the bottom, throw a stone in the river to see how deep it is.
41.Determine How Much Daylight Is Left
When you are camping or if you are stuck in the wilderness, you need to know when the sun will set, so you have time to set up your camp. Roaming through the forest is dangerous when it’s dark, and there is an easy way to determine how much sunlight you have left.
Line your hand up with the horizon and get it as parallel as possible. Then stack your hands on top of each other and continue until your hands just cover the bottom of the sun. Make sure to count how many hands it takes because that tells you the number of hours till sunset.
42.When Going Into The Woods, Mark The Trees
We have heard of people in fairytales leaving a trail of candy as they go into the woods so that they can find their way home. While it might seem silly, the idea wasn’t bad. When you go into the woods, be sure to bring chalk so you can mark the trees along your path.
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Instead of getting lost or wandering around in circles, this will help you know which way you came from. You can also mark the trees with arrows of the direction you came from to make it even easier.
If you are lost in the wilderness and don’t have a compass, there is a way to make one on the spot. A makeshift compass can be created with magnetized metal like a needle. To magnetize it, rub the needle on hair or fur about 100 times.
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Then place the needle on a leaf that can float on water and make sure there is no wind moving it. The needle should start to point north-south, but be sure to keep other metal objects away from this because it can cause it to be wrong.
44.Removing Foreign Bodies From Wounds
There are plenty of germs and bacteria in nature that are harmful to our bodies. If you or someone you are with hurts themselves and there is a foreign body left in the wound, do not remove it until you can get medical help.
By leaving the object in the wound, you are preventing it from bleeding too much, and it prevents other bacteria from infecting the cut. Hopefully, it is a situation where you are able to call emergency services.
As we have mentioned already, fire is important for warmth, cooking, and light. However, if you don’t have matches, you might think that there isn’t a way to start a fire, but that would be wrong.
This tip has been used by many survivalists, and all you need is a battery and a chewing gum wrapper. Twist the wrapper and put it on both ends of the batter to create a flame. Before you do this, make sure you have the kindle set up to create a bigger campfire.