- Surviving In The Great Outdoors
Camping Tips and Adventures Ezine
When you jump, jump with your feet together.
Your legs should be slightly bent, rather than straight and stiff. When
you hit the ground you should not try to stay up but rather roll to
distribute the force (rather than concentrating it to your feet).
A flint stone in the pocket is a major positive!
It starts fires. Of course, it's even better if you have waterproof
matches, but just in case you don't.
If the sun is out, consider putting a shirt on
your head in the form of a hat. Your head is most vulnerable to the
affects of the sun. If that starts getting hot, pee on the shirt and
then place it back on your head. Yes, "Yuck!" but it could save your
life, keeping you from overheating and scrambling your brain.
Find a river. Follow it. Then look for a path.
Finding a river. Look for vegetation. Look for
bugs, etc. See where the birds head. Follow them.
Generally, you should stay put. But, if you must
go, leave signs that you were there. Write a note, draw an arrow in the
ground pointing in the direction you went.
Try to look for a place that would have an
overall view of the area.
Try to walk in the open (in case a plane heads
Use your watch to help determine direction. Of
course, a compass is better, but how many people will have remembered
that? You can use the sun and the watch to let you know which is North,