Camping or packing the bags to explore nature in winter is quite an attractive adventure for the ones who tend to enjoy winters in the hustle and bustle of wild life. Although, the development and advances in the outdoor camping are rapidly increasing but the new generation, our teenagers are the beginners and don’t have enough knowledge about the wilderness survival. So, let’s basically prioritize the things that are important for teens to take a note on how to survive on freezing wilderness.
1. Don’t Freak Out:
We get to hear about a lot of accidents and deaths during the camping process. But never thought about what has been the reason of that death. It’s absolutely because of the fact that people freak out. Such people strayed away from a calm center. The best way to survive it is not to freak out, stay positive and keep your head on your shoulders to enjoy this trip.
2. Decide a Safe Location for Shelter:
With a good and safe location for shelter, you’re good to go with the camping. It has been mentioned that the most common reason for death is the exposure to elements. A person can die within three hours because of the exposure to elements. But a safe center for shelter means that you’re half way with the struggle. A good shelter should provide insulation and protection from the environmental factors. It should be able to trap the body heat in order to keep one warm. There can be some natural shelters such as cave. But if there’s no cave, one can make a safe shelter himself.
The most comfortable shelter that can be built easily is by combining a number of logs with a string making a V-shaped hole that has its one end closed and the other open with a certain distance high from the surface. It can be covered with a plastic cover having dead leaves, bushes and thick grasses on it. This type of shelter will provide effective protection from wind, rain and snow.
3. Find a Source of Water nearby:
As per the research of Science, a person can die because of dehydration within three days. Thus, it is important to find a source of pure water nearby in order to survive. Waterfalls, ponds, lakes and small rivers can be found nearby but their water is not purified enough to be used as drinking water. Hence, it is important that you should already have some knowledge about purifying water naturally through inside of plants.
4. Discover Natural Food List:
It has been discovered by science that a healthy human being can survive without food up to three weeks. Being a wild life explorer, it is important to have knowledge about the natural wild edible plants. There are more than 133 wild foods that can help you survive in the forest. And there are around 30 plants that are edible. Thus, you should discover natural food list in order to give your taste buds a new flavor.
5. Keep the Body Warm through Fire:
In the freezing temperature of the wilderness, the natural body temperature is not enough to keep you warm. First of all, carry some warm clothes with yourself. Secondly, have the knowledge about putting up the fire using dry logs and piece of woods.
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