14 Effective Survival Tricks That Can Save Your Life When You Are Lost
Without our gadgets and devices, we are totally helpless. There are hundreds and thousands of people in the world, especially the younger generation who may even have panic attacks without the cellphones or if there is no internet connection. What does one do in that case? What happens if you find yourself in the wild lost and when there is no modern resources to help you? How do you survive? Here are some great survival tricks that can even save your life in tricky situations.
1 How to set a bonfire correctly
The first thing you should always do in the woods is light a bonfire and we don’t mean set fire to the forest. You need to remember a bonfire is made up of three parts. Tinder, kindling and firewood. You will need a lot of tinder which looks like thin dry twigs no thicker than pencil lead. Collect as much as possible.
How to make it
Kindling is like twigs and as thick as your fingers. Kindling is also the length of your forearm. Collect as much as possible. Firewood is as thick as your wrist and is wood that will burn for a long time. Break the firewood in arm length pieces. Now make a tent shape with the tinder and burn it. Place the kindling similarly and then add firewood one by one. Your fire will burn a long time and you can even cook on it.
2A self-made tool
If you don’t have any tools to make a shelter, then make one. You can make a hammer by taking a fresh tree branch. Split into thirds and then look for a flat strong stone. Place it in the cleft and tie with a rope or twig both below and above the stone.
This can be used as a hammer for installing things like tents and huts. One edge of the stone can be sharpened for self-defense or cutting down tree branches.
3Automatic fishing rod
Fish is an easy food source in the wild especially when you are in any bad situation with no food. You can make a makeshift fishing rod for catching it. Look for a small tree near the water. Now into the ground hammer a trap of two wooden wedges and a hook for both of them. Bend the wood and tie the top wedge. Now tie a rope with a bait and hook to the same wedge. The trap works when the fish grabs the bait and it will be thrown to the shore.
4How to lure worms
To catch fish, you need worms and this is one trick that many fishermen use. Locate a wet patch of ground and then overturn a rotten and fallen tree. Find two strong sticks and hammer one into the ground and start swing it as if you would be trying to spark a fire. A few minutes later, you will see earthworms crawling to the surface which you can use for bait. Earthworms rise to the surface because they think that the noise is being made by a mole. This is also why they crawl up in rain as raindrops make the same vibrations.
5Make a spear
If you can’t find anything to catch fish, you can make a spear. You will need to find a long damp strong stalk or wood pole. Split the end of the stalk into 4 parts. Now sharpen the spikes with a sharp stone or knife if you have one. Then fix the end with a rope. This will help you catch your fish in shallow water.