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Skills you Need for Survival

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Skills needed for survival We'll show you here, the basic skills you would need, or find helpful to survive in case of getting lost or stranded on a deserted tropical island. They are: * Starting a Fire * Making a Shelter * Getting Food * Getting Water Before starting, we'll have to know the three basic survival priorities, often called as the "Rule of Three": 1. Humans cannot survive more than three hours exposed to extreme low-temperature. 2. Humans cannot survive more than three days without water. 3. Humans cannot survive more than three weeks without food. Although this is only an estimate, and it also depends on the situation you're in, and depends on person to person, you should always have this in mind. Knowing, and learning the survival skills would mean increasing the chances of surviving in the survival situation, in this case, on a deserted tropical island. This is why we advise you to know and learn the skills. Fire Making Skill Fire is one of the most important things you would need in survival. Fire provides heat and light. Heat can be useful, as it allows the body to be warmed, wet clothes to be dried, water to be purified, and food to be cooked. ...read more.


* Socket Your socket can be made of bone, wood, or rock. If you're really lucky you'll find a rock that you can easily hold in your hand, and that has a nice smooth dimple in it, that will take the pencil-sharp end of your drill. You have to be able to hold it and control it. The socket should be small enough for you to comfortably hold in your hand, but big enough that your fingers don't wrap all the way around it and touch the drill as it's turning. It is best to make the socket out of hardwood if possible. Now it's time to combine everything together. Put the fireboard on the ground, and put your foot (use left foot if you're right handed) on the board. Kneel on your right knee. Hold the bow in your right hand, and the drill in your left. Put the drill on top of the string with the sharper end pointing right, and twist it into the bow. Put the sharp end of the drill on the crater. Put the socket on the drill on the other side. Grab as close to the end of the bow as you can. ...read more.


You will have to find water where you can, in a survival situation. Usually, on a deserted island, it is easy to get water from the sea, and then just purify it. If you can't get access to sea water, dew can be collected off surfaces and plants. You can also try digging. If you dig deep enough into sandy soil you will come across water. Collect the water using a leaf from a tree or a shell. Food Humans can survive several weeks without food. However, not eating food for long can bring many consequences before it causes death: * Irritability and low morale * Weakness * Loss of mental clarity, such as confusion, disorientation, or poor judgment * Weakened immune system * Increasing difficulty in maintaining body temperature You need more knowledge, skills and equipment to get food than getting clean water. For example, you need knowledge to find out which plants are eatable (the picture on the right is a plant that's eatable. It might not look like it, but it is). You also need equipment for hunting, such as net, bows, or harpoon. We advise you to learn about the dangerous plants to eat, and skills for hunting before you find yourself in a survival situation. (For more information about edible plants, go to www.wildwoodsurvival.com) ...read more.

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