You know by now just how important things like having a knife and rope in the wilderness is. When you are out in the wilderness, you need to pack light. Saving space and traveling with as little energy as possible is one of the key points of survival. But, did you know that something as simple as a battery can be very helpful to you when you are out in the wilderness? This article will teach you 5 of the simple hacks that can help you survive out in the wilderness. You may be surprised at just how useful they can be.
- Using a Different Type of Battery
Say that you are out and you need an AA battery, but only have AAA. If you have brought tin foil with you, this is not a problem at all. If you ball up some pieces of tin foil and place them between the batteries of the item that you are trying to use, you can essentially turn your AAA into an AA battery. This can be very useful if you primarily need AAA batteries for your items so this is the type that you carry around most often.
- Starting a Fire – Lithium Ion
Did you know that you can actually start a fire with a battery? Fires are so important when it comes to surviving out in the wilderness, which is why this next hack is so useful. If you have a lithium ion battery and a steel wool pad, you can actually start a fire. You can use your knife instead of a steel wool pad or you may use other conductive material. You can cause sparks by creating the battery to short through connecting the positive and negative terminal. This will cause sparks, which will help start a fire.
- The Hidden Batteries
If you need some batteries and you happen to have a lantern battery or a 9V battery, rejoice! You can actually find additional batteries when opening these larger batteries up. This can be very helpful to you if you happen to run out of your batteries. You may find AA or AAA batteries, which can be quite useful when you learn to use them appropriately.
- A Hand Warmer
It can be pretty cold out in the wilderness and you will do whatever it takes to keep warm. What you can do is to take 2 AAAA batteries (remember these from above?) and connect them. Proceed to wrap these batteries in tin foil. Within a few minutes, you will notice the tin foil has warmed up, making a great hand warmer. Be sure not to try this with lithium ion batteries.
- Starting a Fire – Regular Battery
Do you happen to have some extra batteries and some gum wrappers? This can also help you to start a fire by using a battery and a more practical method since most people don’t really have a lithium ion battery on them at all times. You will use the same principle of connecting the positive and negative through using a conductive material, in this case the gum wrapper.