Hard or complicated as it might sound, mastering survival skills is actually very easy. Many people would be surprised at how easy some of them are and yet they would never have thought of them when they needed to use them the most. As a matter of fact, it is important to teach people some of these survival techniques when they are still children. This is because it is easier for kids to master some things and live with them for life. In this article, we are going to take a look at 10 survival techniques that everyone should know.
How to Build a Shelter
A shelter protects against extreme climate and prolonged exposure, and this makes it a very important part of survival. This could be against extreme heat or cold, which could otherwise lead to disease. Wind and rain are some of the things that shelters protect us from, keeping us dry and warm.
Starting a Fire with Sticks
This is something that was actually done by early man, if science is anything to go by, and it can still work today. It involves putting a stick between your palms and sticking it against a larger piece of wood, before rubbing the stick between your palms. The sticks all have to be dry as this cannot work in a damp environment. The fire could be used for heating, signaling for help, and for generating heat during the cold.
Getting Drinkable Water
In the wild, you can either get safe drinking water or water that will have negative effects on your body. Going for three days without drinking water could kill you due to dehydration. The good thing is that finding water shouldn’t be a problem. The problem will be purifying it to make it safe for drinking since it could be riddled with harmful bacteria, algae, and other toxins. You could use purifying agents such as bleach, and purification tablets. You could also boil the water, or use a moisture filter.
You could come across many wild animals, but you could end up losing all of your energy chasing them around unsuccessfully. This leaves you with the option of looking for edible plants. Many plants are poisonous and one has to be very careful or else they could end up dead. You need to figure out plants that are not dangerous for consumption, such as dandelions.
Chances are very high that you won’t have a compass on you, but there is a way that you can find your way around in any jungle or wilderness. You can use landmarks to determine certain directions, or you can use the sun to determine east from west since it rises in the east and sets in the west. Night navigation can use the stars, whereby you can determine your position and then have a directional reference using the stars. The North Star has been used by many to guide the direction in which they are moving.
Signaling for Help
Your primary motive when in a survival situation is to get yourself out of there and one method that can get you out of there is by signaling for help. A good tip is to go to the highest point or an empty space and then using fire as a signal. You can also use visible formations in an empty space to spell the word SOS. Reflective materials also work effectively by pointing the reflection towards the search party.
Minifigs with Mega Prices
I don’t know about you, but one of the things that triggered some of the survival skills I know was Lego. It taught me how to quickly build shelters, or how to get my Lego idols out of tough situations. It was innocent child play but to date, I still have the most valuable lessons that I learned from that. That is the reason why in this part of the article, we are going to take a look at what LEGO Ways has to say about minifigs. A minifig is one of those little figures that bring Lego to life. These mini-figures shine in their world, and they are rare with a huge following.
Minifigs include comic con superheroes such as Shazam, Bizarro, Venom, and Phoenix which retail between $150 to $180 dollars. Star Wars Lego also comes with precious collections that include Boba Fett and Mandalorian bounty hunter, which fetch close to $200. Star Wars also has the Yoda, retailing for up to $250, as well as the gold-chrome plated C-3PO that goes for close to $500. The most expensive minifig of the all is Mr. Gold that goes for a whopping $1,000.
It is important to learn and master survival techniques since we never know when we will need to use them next. If you follow the stories by some of the Lego minifigs we have looked at above, you will realize that they might actually give you survival tactics.