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One Good Survival Tip
Dec 15th, 2020 at 5:50pm
 
     Though most if not all of us will probably never be stranded in the wild long term and most of us would probably die if we were, it's still fun to discuss survival scenarios.  I thought it might be interesting if everyone gave one good long term survival tip. 
     I'll get the ball rolling.  Eat the eyeballs of any fish and game you capture.  Why?  Salt is a very necessary mineral. Unless you're stranded by the ocean or some other natural source the eyes of your prey will be the only way to get salt into your diet. 
     I've eaten a lot of strange stuff but I've yet to eat eyeballs.  I think I'd have to swallow them whole like a pill. 
      So what's your tip?
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Reply #1 - Dec 15th, 2020 at 6:22pm
 
The pointy end goes into the animal.
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Reply #2 - Dec 15th, 2020 at 6:57pm
 
DONT listen toBear Grylls. Don't  drink your pee.
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Reply #3 - Dec 15th, 2020 at 7:24pm
 
Hmmm... were specifically talking about long-term wilderness survival?  If its long term enough to worry about salt deprivation then you probably already have a good way to get food. The best advice then is dont do dumb stuff that could lead to serious injuries like climbing trees and cliffs without a rope.
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Reply #4 - Dec 15th, 2020 at 7:43pm
 
vetryan15 wrote on Dec 15th, 2020 at 6:57pm:
DONT listen toBear Grylls. Don't drink your pee.


But...but....
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Reply #5 - Dec 15th, 2020 at 9:50pm
 
Keep as clean as you can, wash every chance you get. An infection without antibiotics is no fun.
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Reply #6 - Dec 16th, 2020 at 12:15am
 
1. Unless there's immediate danger, stay where you are.  Rescue crews will start from your last known location.  Staying put is the single smartest move you can make.  (Increases survival rates by around 90%)

1.5. Along with that, tell someone where you're going and when you'll be back so rescue crews do get sent.

2. Shelter first.  A lot of "survival" tips are about food.  Ignore all of them.  You don't NEED to eat in a survival situation.  You can go 30 days without food.  If your situation lasts that long, you're now living where you are or you need to make your own way home.

3. Then clean water.  Even in the desert, getting shelter from the sun (and thus conserving the water in your body) is more important than getting new water in the short term.  You only have three days before you die from lack of water.  Even before you die, dehydration can cause a litany of problems including hallucinations and other mental impairments. 

4. Then fire.  Fire has a great psychological effect on humans.  It will keep you warm at night and help rescuers find you.  Make sure you get 10 times more wood than you think you'll need before you go through the effort of starting the fire.

5. Once you have something to cook your food on, it's finally time to get some food.  If you're near water, fishing is the most energy efficient way of getting food.  Next is trapping.  Foraging is risky unless you already know the plants well.

6. If you have to walk out, follow the water.  The vast majority of human settlements are near water.  Follow a creek downstream to a river and eventually to a town.
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Sorry, but it's a pet peeve of mine:  'Yea' isn't the word you want.  It's 'yeah'.  'Yea' is an anachronistic word you see in the King James bible. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Spellcheck, I shall fear no misspellings for thou art with me.  Thy dictionary and thy thesaurus, they comfort me.
 
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Reply #7 - Dec 16th, 2020 at 2:44am
 
Keep calm.
Alain Bombard crossed the Atlantic with a zodiac to simply show that fear is the greatest enemy.
Fish, drink rain water and sometimes sea water.
He was a doctor in the navy.
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Reply #8 - Dec 16th, 2020 at 4:54am
 
If you plan on bugging out, take plenty of netting cordage and learn to make gill nets, very simple to do and very effective method of catching fish.

The rudiger fire roll- primitive firemaking method us slingers willl love.

If you have a good pot, I like to boil anything before I eat it, then roast it.

Toothbrush sticks - fresh willow, oak, birch, any fibrous shoot, chew on it and use it as a toothbrush, works superb against plague and getting rid of the food between teeth

Most important of all, pray to God for sustenance.


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Reply #9 - Dec 16th, 2020 at 5:32am
 
Long term survival? Take 5 or 6 other people with you. Humans are social animals and have very rarely lived on their own for extended periods of time successfully. Usually isolated humans go crazy on their own. Studies on social isolation are really fascinating and also sometimes horrifying to read. I read one study on female prisoners kept in isolation for extended periods and some of them started to eat themselves. Yes. Eat themselves. Mental health is no joke and one of the best preventative measures is to not be alone. Anyway, 5 pairs of eyes, 5 brains, 10 hands...
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Reply #10 - Dec 16th, 2020 at 6:03am
 
And if you are still hungry, you can eat your companions.
But this is a very bad joke.  Angry
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Reply #11 - Dec 16th, 2020 at 6:57am
 
One survival tip ?

Don't get stranded anywhere remote Smiley
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Reply #12 - Dec 16th, 2020 at 2:08pm
 
Curious Aardvark wrote on Dec 16th, 2020 at 6:57am:
One survival tip ?

Don't get stranded anywhere remote Smiley



Thats the fun part, especially if you can live out there.
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Reply #13 - Dec 16th, 2020 at 7:30pm
 
J wrote on Dec 16th, 2020 at 4:54am:
Toothbrush sticks - fresh willow, oak, birch, any fibrous shoot, chew on it and use it as a toothbrush, works superb against plague and getting rid of the food between teeth



Please do not treat plague with sticks.  Use antibiotics.

For PLAQUE, however, sticks are decent.
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Sorry, but it's a pet peeve of mine:  'Yea' isn't the word you want.  It's 'yeah'.  'Yea' is an anachronistic word you see in the King James bible. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of Spellcheck, I shall fear no misspellings for thou art with me.  Thy dictionary and thy thesaurus, they comfort me.
 
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Reply #14 - Dec 17th, 2020 at 9:48am
 
Oxnate wrote on Dec 16th, 2020 at 7:30pm:
J wrote on Dec 16th, 2020 at 4:54am:
Toothbrush sticks - fresh willow, oak, birch, any fibrous shoot, chew on it and use it as a toothbrush, works superb against plague and getting rid of the food between teeth



Please do not treat plague with sticks. Use antibiotics.

For PLAQUE, however, sticks are decent.


This is why I no longer eat roadkill out West. The plague in my teeth was murder.
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