Surprising Facts About Survival
- In case of an epidemic or a wide-spread disaster: there are only 30 hospital beds per 1000 citizens. Do the math and learn to rely on yourself as much as possible.
- Civil unrest: there are 3.8 soldiers per 1000 citizens. The government can’t keep you in line unless you let it.
- Lost in the wilderness: People who wander about after they get lost have a greater chance of dying than those who stay put.
- Lost in the wilderness: People who ration their water have a greater chance of dying than those who drink as they need.
- Lost in the wilderness: People who don’t communicate where they went have a decreased chance of coming out alive.
- Lost in the wilderness: Surprising a bear is a bad idea. If he hears you coming because you are yelling and making noise, there’s a greater chance he will decide he has better things to do than to deal with a noisy human and move off.
- Lost in the wilderness: If you fall into icy water and manage to get out, take your clothes off and wipe yourself with snow. It will act like an absorbent cloth. It’s not pleasant, but wet skin will make you lose your body heat 20 times faster than dry skin.