In a survival situation, you may have to cross a water obstacle. It may be in the form of a river, a stream, a lake, a bog, quicksand, quagmire, or muskeg. Even in the desert, flash floods occur, making streams an obstacle. Whatever the obstacle, you need to know how to cross it safely.
You must use special precautions if you expect to survive in these man-made hazards. If you are subjected to any of the effects of nuclear, chemical, or biological warfare, the survival procedures recommended here may save your life. Awareness of the hazards and application of common sense can keep you alive.
A survival plan is critical to your ability to survive. There are three components to a survival plan – planning, preparation, and practice. Planning is nothing more than understanding that a situation could arise that would require survival techniques in order to live and with that in mind, taking the necessary steps to increase your…
The threat from animals is less than from other parts of the environment. However, common sense tells you to avoid encounters with lions, bears, and other large or dangerous animals. Move carefully through their environment. Caution may prevent unexpected meetings.
Successful use of plants in a survival situation depends on positive identification. Knowing poisonous plants is as important as knowing edible plants.
In survival situations, the ability to build and light a fire can make the difference between life and death. You can use fire to purify water, sterilize bandages, signal for rescue, drive animals from their homes, efficiently modify the landscape, smoke and preserve food, softening tar for adhesives, making charcoal for medicinal purposes, and provide…
Regarding snakes, you should know their habits, how to identify the dangerous kinds, precautions to take to prevent snakebite, and what actions to take in case of snakebite.
There are several methods for laying a fire and each has advantages. The situation you are in will determine which of the following fires to use. Here are a collection of firecraft methods suitable for any survival situation you may find yourself in.
Sea survival is perhaps the most difficult survival situation. Short- or long-term survival depends upon rations, equipment available, and your ingenuity. You must be resourceful to survive.
Introduction to Cold Weather Survival One of the most difficult survival situations is a cold weather scenario. Remember, cold weather is an adversary that can be as dangerous as anything else you can encounter. Every time you venture into the cold, you are pitting yourself against the elements. With a little knowledge of the environment,…