Make a fire from your clothes, use your watch as a compass… will help you survive when lost in the forest.
In today’s modern life, people are used to electronic devices and the internet but forget about survival skills in the wild. You may not use these skills often in life, but it will come in handy when you’re camping with friends.
- Reserve water resources
The first element to sustain your life is water. Take a few pieces of cloth to catch the water from the dew-laden leaves in the early morning, then squeeze the cloth to get water to drink. If it’s hot, you can tie a piece of cloth around your ankle and walk on the grass. Then the steam will rise from the grass, cling to the cloth and be drinkable.
- Use leaves to keep the body warm
Few people know that leaves also have a very good heat retention effect. The weather at night will be cold, so you can pick up nearby leaves to keep your body warm. For example, wear a loose coat and tuck them inside or make a blanket out of leaves… Alternatively, you can scatter leaves on the ground to make a cushion instead of sleeping on the ground.
- Homemade water filter
You can completely use the leftover water bottle to make a dirty water filter. First, punch a hole in the cap of the bottle, cut the bottle in half and turn the cap upside down as shown above. Then put leaves, stones, coal or anything you find that can filter water inside the lid. Your water filter is done.
- Don’t drink urine even if you can’t find a source of water
Even if you feel desperate because you can’t find a source of water around, don’t drink your urine. Experts say that drinking urine will make your body lose more water and is very harmful to health because urine contains minerals, dissolved salts and toxins released from the liver.
- Collect water using plants and sunshine
You can collect water by tying plastic bags to tree branches and leaving them for about an hour. Note that it must be left in the sun to create condensation on the leaves.
- Use clothes to make a fire
The easiest way to make a fire is to rub two dry branches together. But in case you can’t find any twigs or small pieces of wood, you can use your own clothes like socks or even a thread to make a fire.
- Banish insects with pine trees
If you are annoyed with flies and insects flying around, rub pine branches together or rub pine oil on your body to repel them.
- Use your watch as a compass
The clock hands can help you determine the direction to go. First, keep the meter horizontal and parallel to the ground. Then rotate it so that the hour hand points directly at the sun. Find the point between the hour hand and the 12 o’clock mark on the clock as shown above, the point between the two lines is south.