Here is a 25 lost survival tips from 100 years ago. It is said that if you know where you’re going, you have a better chance of staying alive. In other words, if you can get someone to steer your boat in the right direction and keep it headed in the same direction, you have a better chance of surviving than someone who doesn’t know where they are heading. Here is the first survival tip.
Stay hydrated. You might think this is obvious, and it is. People die from hypothermia in the winter because they do not drink enough water. Even if you have a life jacket, you might be able to warm up enough with the water from a stream or river before you run out. But remember, it will take you more time to drink adequate amounts of water, so do it when you are able.
Use a compass. Many people have lost their lives while trying to navigate unfamiliar waters without a compass. I can hear the clanging of your compass and feel the movement as I move through the water, but it’s all worth it in the end. If you can’t see well, and you cannot see the direction you are heading, keep your head pointed in the same direction as your GPS. The red dot will tell you exactly where you are.
Keep your eyes open. Even if you know where you are, if you can’t see your direction, you will not know whether you are heading south, north, east or west unless you can find a large patch of water or other land marked on your map. Have a friend look at the map while you are holding the compass to help you if necessary. Also, when you are approaching unknown territory, be prepared to have to find your way back to the road. It may not seem like much to you right now, but if you are lost, you will appreciate this little tip.
Have food and water ready for your family. Some people may assume that they will have to improvise forage in the wild, but many preppers make good use of what they already have. You may be able to find a tree or some other structure with supplies built into it to hold your food and water. Other options may include a covered box or lined rope that you can hang from a nearby tree branch.
Take a lantern with you too. These are great items to have on hand to help light the way in case you get separated from your group. Even if there is no cell phone signal, you will still be able to signal to people in case you are trapped or injured. And having light will also allow you to travel faster to safety if needed.
Don’t forget to bring along some form of first aid too. First aid supplies may include Band-Aids and pain relievers. But if you know what you’re doing, you can improvise and make things such as toothpaste out of aspirin tablets. If you’re unsure about what you can do on your own, then you should bring along someone who knows what to do in case something happens. And even if you can’t perform CPR on your own, you can still try to perform it for other people who may need it.
These are just a few pieces of advice that you should keep in mind when planning to go on an extended trip or exploration. You never know what the conditions will be like on your journey, or how dangerous the situation might become. That’s why it’s important that you’re prepared and you have these lost survival tips from 100 years ago stored away in the event that you might need them. Good luck out there!