While we hope it never happens, being in a severe outdoor situation is something very challenging and potentially life-threatening. This is why you need to be well aware and have at least the following 5 essential survival tips.
- Know What to Do First
The first thing that you have to do is to understand the things that you can survive. That’s the so-called “Rule of threes”. You can survive 3 minutes without any air, 3 hours without a properly regulated body temperature (you need a shelter), 3 days without drinking water and up to 3 weeks without eating food. So, that’s what you should start with.
Obviously, that’s your first priority. The things that you need to consider are the location, the heat source, and the insulation. Make sure that you are not close to any potential dangers or hazards. You should also ensure that your shelter is protected from the rain and from the wind.
Finding water is particularly important. Keep in mind that small streams or Mountain Rivers usually provide drinking water, but it would be best if you boil it first. This is because the water could contain certain toxic materials which could poison your body.
- Starting a Fire
Obviously, that’s one of the critical things that you need to know how to do. This is going to provide you with so many different advantages. Right off the bat, wild life is scared of fire so it can serve as protection. Second, you can use it for cooking and for boiling your water – that’s paramount. And also, you can use it for a heating source, which, as we already know, is absolutely critical for your survival.
- Food Source
It is a good idea to be aware of the plants and the berries which are actually edible. This is also going to provide you with a lot of advantages. So, you might want to read up on this as that’s the only way to know how. Of course, you should also try to find and make some sort of a weapon. You could effectively trap and kill certain edible animals like birds or rabbits, for instance.
In any case, you should definitely account for the fact that emergencies tend to happen. If that’s the case, you should definitely be prepared for it, and you should know how to secure the survival of you and of your family.