From lighting up a fire to packing the right food for the outdoors, there are almost a million things to know about how to survive in an emergency out there.
Some things you may already know, but it doesn’t hurt to double check so scroll down for a useful list of surviving skills you need.
you should begin with the easiest way, which is to take a look at the sun. as it rises in the east and sets in the west, you may start with some hints from that.
You may also use your analog watch to identify the north-south line. You need to hold your watch horizontally and point the hour hand at the sun. the imagined lined between the hour hand and 12 o’clock is the north-south line. As for the daylight savings, you only need to draw a line between the hour hand and one o’clock.
When the moon is crescent, you need to connect its horns with an imagined line that is going to show you a southerly bearing as you extend it to the horizon. Choose a landmark once you’re able to identify your direction so that you may follow it by daylight as well.
The signal fire is a popular and easy way to send a signal but you need to put it in the open for maximum visibility. Try to get to the hilltops or clearings so that nothing (trees, cliff face) is going to disperse the smoke.
You need to create a platform to raise the base of your fire from the ground as you don’t want any moisture to saturate the wood. It’s also important to save the best combustible material for the signal fire and get a quick light. As the fire is lit, get a pile of green branches to get a thick smoke. You don’t want a fire for warm, but one that is effective for 15 seconds or so.
Another popular way to signal is the mirror signal. It’s incredible how a flash from a signal mirror is visible, even at night, by moonlight, for miles away. You don’t need the store-bought signal mirror and an improvise one is going to work as well. Anything with a reflective surface will do, from a rearview mirror to a cell phone screen. What’s essential is how you’re aiming the reflection and that’s not difficult to do.
Keep your peace sign and place your target between your fingers. You need to flash the reflection back and forth, across your fingers.
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