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35 Unique Ways To Survive When Lost In The Wilderness
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3. The Use of Sleeves

When you’re in a hot environment, our human impulse is to remove layers to cool down. This is due to our bodies sweating due to overheating. This is a good reaction most of the time, but when you’re in the wild? Not so much. One of the key ways to survive when lost in a warmer environment is to keep those long sleeves on.

The reason? When you sweat, you’re losing water from your body that is being used to cool you down. With open skin, you’re allowing all that sweat to evaporate. However, the sleeves or clothing, in general, will catch it. Losing sweat or water from your body quickly can lead to faster dehydration symptoms or heatstroke. So leave the clothes on rather than remove them!

35 Unique Ways To Survive When Lost In The Wilderness
Primitive Bone Knife [Image via YouTube-WolfPack Survival]

2. Weapons & Tools

It’s very clear that proper weapons and tools will be needed. They are very important and using them will be one of the key ways to survive when lost anywhere in the world. But what if in your haste to go into the wild, for some reason, you leave behind any weapon or tool that could help?

This isn’t an issue. You can use rocks to knock edges off of other rocks or hard substances to create these. You can create sharp tipped knives or arrowheads using this method. Native Americans, as well as Indigenous tribes, have used this method for literally thousands of years.

35 Unique Ways To Survive When Lost In The Wilderness
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1. Remember to Rest

It should go without saying that rest is key yet many people are so desperate to get out of the survival issue they are in that they forget about it. However, conserving energy might be one of the most important ways to survive when lost anywhere in the world. You’ll need to save up energy at all costs, so doing things in survival to save it can be crucial.

From taking rests more often to walking slower or going around more intense climbs is best. For some, this is not much of an issue and they can soldier on without an issue. Truly, this all depends on the shape a person is in. Some people may need more rest than others.

 

Sources: [Discovery Communications, Science.com, Science Daily, Gear Hungry, Gear Junkie]

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