What Survival Blogs Won’t Tell You: Here’s Exactly What You’ll Need For Survival

By on January 27, 2014

Survival blogs out there tend to share their tips and tricks for security during a worst case scenario or an emergency, so here is our list of well thought out survival tricks to learn.

First off, understand that these skills are universally applicable, meaning that if you get caught in an earthquake you might need to apply the same things you would during a civil war or a zombie apocalypse.

- Stock up or look around for food and water

Though some people are lucky enough to be living in the wild somewhere offering them a permanent supply of drinkable water, you might not be as lucky.

As you’re going out into the wilderness you’ll have to know where to look for food as well as how to tell whether certain foods/things are edible.

Berries and mushrooms can be poisonous and kill you quick if you pick out the wrong ones. Also you’ll be able to make your water drinkable without much effort, as long as you have simple things such as a bottle, fire and string.

- Get a Survival Kit in place       

Although food and water should be enough to get you by most times, we all know that being well prepared for everything involves careful planning.

If you’re at home, you will need a disaster kit for around 2-3 days, and as soon as you find yourself on the road, you’ll have to make sure you have enough space to fit in some survival items. Though it appears to be a waste of time at the moment, if disaster strikes any time soon – you’ll actually be glad you were prepared in the first place.

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- Learn how to make fire

You can always warm yourself up by doing exercise or dressing in layered clothing, but when the night falls and it starts snowing, you’ll want something to keep you warm through the night nearby as well.

Fire starters can be made out of something as simple as a t shirt or an egg carton.

- Learn how to use your First Aid Kit

In case someone close to you or even yourself gets injured, it’s in your best interest to have a first aid kit around. For instance, you might cut yourself as you’re out fishing. And in order to stop the bleeding, you can use cayenne pepper and some bandages.

Read up on some medical or army survival books to learn more about what first aid stands for, because it does save lives day after day.

- Learn to use rope

Ropes are useful for lots of things and you can carry/hang supplies with them, save lives, tie things up, help you climb down a hill, or anything else applicable. Strong knots can hold anything so use them wisely.

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