posted on Sep, 24 2007 @ 11:38 PM
If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, moss grows denser on the northern side of trees. This is because moss grows better in the shade, and the
northern side of the tree gets less sun throughout the year. Reverse is true for Southern Hemisphere.
Birthday cake candles make decent kindling because they burn slowly and steadily. Get the "trick candles" that are difficult to blow out.
All modern cell phones have GPS build into them, even if you don't have GPS maps as a feature on the phone. So just because you don't know where you
are doesn't mean rescuers won't be able to find you. As a side note, if you're on the run from the government, the FBI is able to track you through
that GPS system and even listen in on your conversations, EVEN IF YOUR PHONE IS TURNED OFF. If you're trying NOT to be found, ditch the phone or take
the battery out.
Many people think water is your first priority in a survival scenario. It is not. Shelter is your first priority. You can last 3 days or sometimes
longer without water. You can die of hypothermia or heat stroke the very first day.
Don't ration food. If you're hungry, eat. Starving slowly is still starving. Don't eat unless you can drink. Most food will increase your thirst,
and thirst will kill you faster.
Do NOT drink beer, soda, or any other junk beverage. It will dehydrate you faster. Same goes for salty and sugary snacks.
Snow can be used for a water supply, IF YOU CAN MELT IT AND WARM IT. Not with your hands! You can also make a "snow cave," otherwise known as an
igloo, if you need shelter.
If you have a long, plastic or metal tube that is opened on one end and a long object that fits inside it, you can start fires by putting tinder in it
and quickly ramming the long object into the tube and pulling it out. The compression of the air is what generates the heat.