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If you fall into cold water, remember that water conducts heat many times faster that air. Most boats will float even when capsized or swamped, so get in or on the boat to get as far out of the water as possible
If you are prevented from getting out because of flames or smoke, close the door nearest to the fire and use towels or sheets to block any gaps. This will help stop smoke spreading into the room.
Wilderness Survival1. Introduction2. Psychology of Survival3. Survival Kits and Planning4. Survival Medicine5. Shelters6. Water Procurement7. Firecraft
When looking for a shelter site, keep in mind the type of shelter (protection) you need. However, you must also consider--
* How much time and effort you need to build the shelter.
* If the shelter will adequately protect you from the elements (sun, wind, rain, snow).
* If you have the tools to build it. If not, can you make improvised tools?
* If you have the type and amount of materials needed to build it.
To answer these questions, you need to know how to make various types of shelters and what materials you need to make them.
Originally posted by Blade The Hunter
What about building lean-too's. I'm sure most people have the knowledge to build one, but what about the people that dont know how, would it be helpful to put together a basic "manual" on how to build one, and where to build them? If it came down to it, we just might have to rely on mother nature to provide for us. What do you think?