You have seen it on evening news, it is depressing and finally it hits you that the situation could have been avoidable. Getting lost in the jungle is now a common news item. It makes your mind race trying to visualize what you would have done if in the same fix.
Moving into the Unknown Unprepared
In modern day, hectic lifestyles survival skills are no longer revered despite myriad dangers out in the jungle. However, it doesn’t have to be this way because if everyone took some time to learn a few tricks to beat nature, most of these situations would be avertable.
Jungle Survival Tips at Your Fingertips
It is understandable that some situations are accidental but as they say, better forewarned. Here are some crucial tips to get you out of the jungle alive:
Stop, Think Back and then Forward
There is nothing as risky as panicking when you realize you are lost in the wilderness. As such, you need to first stop, take stock of everything that has just happened, observe where you are, note the time of day and then start thinking forward.
All this time, try to calm yourself by breathing deeply and recalling instances where people got out of situations similar to yours. Yes Lost and Castaway are important after all.
Consider Your Safety
Forums for responsible gun use recommend having a gun with you either in the car if you are going for camping or any type of excursion. If you get lost, such advice will be invaluable because your gun will guarantee your safety. If you don’t have a gun, check for any solid item such as sticks and ensure you have a good grip of one end.
In classic cases of jungle rescue, victims have survived on water for days. Water helps to sustain your body and to calm you down. If there is no river and it is raining, get leaves and direct drops to form a flow into your mouth.
It is crucial to start thinking about food once you realize there is no way out. The best source of food is culinary root tubers, edible nuts and berries, mushrooms and fruits. These are high in calories and they will rejuvenate your body lest you faint.
Locate Shelter and Try Lighting a Fire