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.