In this article we consider the classic situation hit on uninhabited island in the middle of the ocean. Yes, the case most of the novels and adventure films, but still – It is different. Now we talk about the first steps, the actions that must perform in distress. Namely, exploration of the island.
What you need to explore the island? First, make sure that it is an island. Second, check inhabited or not. Thirdly, estimate the resources that exist on the island: Find water, food sources, as a permanent camp, find the best building materials for housing, and may be for the raft. Here’s a list of tasks.
The most effective explore the island from high. Just wander through the jungle or the forest – ineffective. Under the canopy of the forest, you will not see the full picture. It is necessary to define the highest point of the island (or the most accessible of the highest peaks) and climb up to look around. As a rule, if you managed to climb a mountain or hill, it is possible to understand – or a piece of this island continent (or at least a large island, which is not bad).
After getting a general idea of the shape of the island, the relief, the sea around, the nature of the forests and other places, you can proceed to a more detailed study. Although doing this is not right. It is better to focus on building a temporary shelter on the beach, prepare a fire for heating and cooking, and several signal fires in the event of the appearance of the vessel.
Having survived the first night on the island, should head inland to find sources of water, food, perhaps to hunt and find or make valuable items in the home.
Water, as a rule, will flow from the mountains, hills. Just below, at the foot of the hills can be freshwater lakes. Edible plants and game for hunting to be found in the forest at the foot of the mountains.
If the island is small, it may not be open sources of drinking water. This is very bad. The long stretch on this island, you can not. Water extraction is difficult and time-consuming effort. In this case, it is necessary as soon as possible to get out from the island. Build a raft, while there are forces, and go in search of another, larger islands or drift at the mercy of the waves.