Top 10 Survival Myths That Could Get You Killed

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Be Amazed at these survival myths that do more damage than good! Suck out snake bite venom – This survival tip-off has been played out in several movies and Tv depicts, as doing this act presumably removes venom from the main victims who was bound for an untimely demise due to the snake’s venomous bite. Play dead to avoid bear attacks. This is perhaps the most well-known “survival tip ” of them all — playing dead in order to avoid getting mauled by a bear. It is important to find a food supply immediately. Food is essential if you want to survive in the wild outdoors. Without food, you’d run out of energy and eventually starve to death, so it’s only logical to determine a food source first, right? Not true, because an average person can live for weeks without eating food. Feeing snow can rehydrate you. Snow is literally frozen water, and as said earlier, water is needed in order to replenish your lost fluids when you’re trapped in the wild. Scratching frostbitten scalp will warm it up. Being exposed to excessive cold surroundings without proper equipment significantly increases the risk of frostbite.

Moss grows on the north side of trees. Lost in the woods without a compass? Not a problem, merely seem where the moss grows on trees as it always grows on the north according to one survival tip-off. Prioritise having a roof on your shelter. If you’ve watched many TV shows about surviving in the wild, you’ll be noted that they build shelters with roofs over their head, prioritizing it over anything else. Punch a shark to stop an attack – Shark assaults rarely happen. In fact, you’re more likely to die from a lightning ten-strike compared to getting attacked by a shark. Situate a water source instantly in a desert. Suppose you find yourself stuck on a desert with a dwindling water supply, the first and foremost course of action to take is to locate a water source to avoid dehydration, correct? Boiling water will make any water supply clean. So you procure a water source, but you’re not sure whether it’s clean enough to drinking. The solution? Boil the water and it will be completely safe to drink!

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