Top 10 Outdoor Survival Tips

Top 10 Outdoor Survival Tips

You’re in a wilderness situation that’s less than ideal — and you want to get back to safety. Do you have the skills to protect yourself from harm?

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[Music] Hi guys and welcome back so let’s talk About the top 10 outdoor survival tips Let’s go You are in a wilderness situation that’s Less than ideal and you want to get back To safety do you have the skills to Protect yourself from harm here are the Top 10 survival tips every outdoors Person should know Number one Master your attitude A survival situation is not the time to Panic you are more likely to survive a Difficult situation if you focus on Maintaining a positive proactive Attitude Develop a plan Inventory the resources you have Identify the critical tasks required for Survival like water Shelter and warmth Determination it’s often grit that Separates a survivor from a non-survivor Recognized feelings are not facts you May feel hopeless but keep your thoughts Focused on the tasks that need to be Accomplished Number two Make an insulated shelter Building an effective shelter can help Protect you from hyperthermia and the Elements Think small since your body heat will be

Your primary source of warmth Build a shelter just big enough to Accommodate your body when lying down Construct the framework to make a simple Lean to use available resources such as A fallen tree or rest a strong branch Securely against a standing tree Add the sides Stack sticks close together on one side Use progressively smaller sticks to fill In gaps Add insulation Cover the sides with bark leaves pine Needles moss etc the thicker the Material the more protected you will be Add similar insulation to the ground the Thicker the better Number three make a shade shelter In some situations protection from heat Will matter most Think cool Digging just a few inches in the soil Can uncover cooler ground Build a lean too use sticks or limbs to Make a shelter over the exposed ground Let the airflow the purpose of this Shelter is to create shade use available Materials such such as bark leaves a Poncho an emergency sleeping bag or Blanket or any available fabric to cover One side Remain cool Lying in the cool soil beneath the shade Number four

Find clean water Finding clean uncontaminated water is a Holy grail Of survival For rain collect store and drink for Snow the energy it requires for your Body to absorb the water from snow is High instead of eating the snow melt at First this can easily be done over a Fire or with a camp stove if those Aren’t options use the sun Accelerate the process by chopping up Ice and hanging it in a water bag in Direct sunlight If there’s no sun use your body’s heat Number five Find other water sources Boiling water for a minute is the best And safest way to kill off any pathogens Digging for water Certain plants indicate water sources Are nearby identify plants such as Cattails cottonwood or willows and dig a Steep hole until you reach moisture and Wait for water to collect in the hole Think topographically Rock outcropping or indentations are Likely areas for water to accumulate Remember Water found in puddles or streams should Be boiled Number six Collect water from vegetation Do

Do collect on the plants and grasses Using a cloth or piece of clothing soak Up the dew and then squeeze it into a Container This can be a very effective method of Collecting and A considerable amount of water Plant moisture bag just like humans Plants sweat Tie a plastic bag around a leafy branch Of a tree and over time water will Collect Number seven light a fire You’ll want to practice alternative Methods of fire starting prior to when They are needed Easy Use a lighter or waterproof mattress Keep your matches dry in a waterproof Container Medium Use a magnesium fire starter shave Magnesium fillings off the stick Use the back of your knife to create a Spark and ignite the fillings Advanced a battery can be used to create A spark to light tinder Use your vehicle battery removed from Vehicle or boat by attaching wires or Steel wool to connect the positive and Negative posts this will induce a spark Or ignite the wool With smaller batteries align two Batteries together positive to negative

Use strands of steel wool to connect the Post to create a spark and ignite wool a Nine volt battery works great Number eight build a fire Create a tinder bundle Gather pine needles dry lifts milkweed Or drizzle down and dry grass for tinder Start small Gather small dry sticks for kindling Go big Find larger pieces of wood for long Burning fuel Put it together Using a larger piece of wood as a wind Block create a nest out of the tinder Create a tippy out of the smaller Kindling so oxygen can get in Ignite the tinder and place under the tp Use long steady breaths to spread the Flame As the smaller pieces catch add Progressively larger fuel to the fire Number nine Know these knots All outdoors people should know a Variety of knots when it comes to Survival make sure you have these two at The ready Roll line These knot is extremely useful when you Need to attach something to a rope by a Loop because the tighter you pull the Tighter the knot gets After you make a loop remember this the

Rabbet comes out of the hole In front of the tree goes behind the Tree and back down its original hole Double half hitch Used to attach one end of a rope around It around an object and this is a useful Knot for building a shelter Tie a half hitch around your object like A tree or pole and follow it by a second In the same direction to make it a Double pull type to make secure Number 10 make a spear For the simple sphere you can improve Your odds of catching a fish or other Small game Select a long straight stick and split The end of the stick to create a fork Separate the fork with a wooden wedge or Small stone lash it into into place And then sharpen each fork with a knife Or sharp rock Make a triple prong spear add a smaller Stick after placing the wedge sharpen And lash it into place That is it for today guys stay safe and See you on to the next one