For months you have been training yourself to participate for an outdoors & survival game in the forest. You bought equipment, did lots of physical exercises, choose the favorite team and, acquired knowledge. And, by an incident, you get lost in the woods. What would you do? Instead of creating panic, you can try to survive. If you have the best training to survive in the jungle or, desert or, seas, you can overcome the situation. Those who have seen such films as “127 Hours,” “The Return,” and “Six Days, Seven Nights” know that learning some forest survival tips is essential not to make life a true Hollywood drama.
What are the important things?
Adventure is not to get a backpack with stuffed biscuit and go out there – all alone. Do not do it! Look for websites of survivalists and, experienced people. Enter groups of people who already practice (outdoor activities). Research the environment in which you go. And, if possible, take the necessary training.
Camouflaged color is very cool. But you have to take at least one color little hat to be found if get lost in the jungle. (Stands out in the woods and serves as a sign)
Do not go alone ever! Adventure alone is the worst thing to start. Two people group must be avoided. The ideal group is three people. If one hurts, two can carry the wounded. Anytime, ask for available support.
Carrying a cell phone is very important. But do not take a thousand pictures because you may need the battery!
Tell other people:
Tell them you’re leaving and when you’re coming back. This helps a ransom to find you alive. Let them know at what time you leave, what time you return, where you are going and, who are you going with.
Never exceed 15% of your body weight. It should be well distributed by the body. So as not to overload neither side nor the back. While walking with the backpack take a stick in hand to support your weight. They increase your caloric expenditure, because you start making a great effort with your upper limbs. On the other hand they help you to maintain the balance in the distribution of the load.
Load x duration:
If you are going to walk a trail for more days, remember that the weight should be lower because of wear after the first day. This can increase the risks to the joints, knee, Achilles tendon and even lead to an ankle twist.
Rising and falling:
On a slope, the maximum slope to avoid a wear is 25 degree. If a lot of this happened, you will have a biomechanical disadvantage. For those who are sedentary, it is no use doing an intense workout for a week. Must have more anticipated planning for the requirements of the activity.
Signs of wear:
The main sign our body gives is fatigue, tiredness and, should be respected with rest. Take time to hydrate. And drink water until thirst quenches.