Psychology - Part -2 - Basic survival tips
This is the extented part of the Yesterday article.
Water and rapids.
If you are lost in the wild, look for a river or stream. It will take you to civilization. You will see a road, a house, a bridge or something else that will help you save yourself.
Never drink directly from the stream. Even if the water looks completely clean, it may contain bacteria and microorganisms that can cause upset or vomiting. In terms of survival, this almost always means death.
To make a buoyancy aid, use your backpack and put most of your clothes inside. In this way, they will stay dry and also give buoyancy to buoyancy. In addition, you will have the opportunity to have warm and dry clothes when you come out of the river.
Avoid staying too long in cold rivers. When you immerse your body in water, you will get hypothermia about 25 times faster than if you are on land.
When descending on rapids, go down on your back, with a backpack in front of your chest, and your legs stretched forward, as if you were lying in a bathtub. In this way you will keep the temperature in your body, and with your feet you will be able to guide yourself and avoid the sharper rocks.
If you still feel that you have hypothermia , it is best to quickly take off your wet clothes, try to light a fire. In the meantime, warm up your body with exercises - push-ups, jumps and running will do the job.
Heat and fire.
To get lighters or create a good lining for your clothes, look for Papur. You can meet him by rivers or swamps. You will recognize it easily. It is a tall stick with a fluffy, very soft cover at the end, reminiscent of a cat's tail. What you need is exactly that.
There are many different ways to light a fire. One is by using a plastic bag filled with water. The idea is to make a lens out of it and light a fire with the help of the sun. It's slow and only after a lot of effort, but it's still an option if you don't want to use a more labor-intensive method.