Publications | The survival encyclopedia - Part 69


Volchnik (daphne) lethal wolf bark

It grows in the forests of the European part of Russia, in the subalpine zone of the Caucasus Mountains, in Western Siberia. Settling mostly in shady places on fertile, moist soil. Malovetvisty shrub up to 1.5 m in height, with a few erect stems and gray, slightly yellowish crust. In early spring, when the ravines and hollows still snow, shoots volchnika entirely covered soft lilac-pink flowers, their pleasant scent like the smell of vanilla. After flowering, there are dark blue-green leaves with a few ciliated on the edge, oblong-obovate, clustered at the ends of the branches, with short spines Read more [...]
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The transition in the forest

Those who have been in the forest, knows how difficult it is to move among the rubble and windbreaks in gustolese, overgrown with bushes. The apparent similarity of the situation - the trees, terrain folds, etc. - can completely disorient a person and he often moves around, unaware of his mistake. Such is the case described Arsenyev, lost once in the Ussuri taiga, "For two hours I have wandered at random. The area was surprisingly monotonous: glades, woods, ravines, bushes, a few trees and dead wood on the ground - it was all so similar to each other, which in these subjects was impossible Read more [...]
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Beautiful Adonis

There is an ancient and poetic legend of Adonis, a young man of extraordinary beauty, she loved Aphrodite. As discussed in the Greek myth, Adonis was the son of the king of Cyprus Kinarisa and myrrh. When he was born, Aphrodite, seeing the beauty of the child, abducted him, hid in a chest and entrusted this casket of Persephone (she was already the wife of King of the Underworld - Pluto). Persephone opened the casket, and looked at the baby Adonis and refused to return it to Aphrodite. Goddess of beauty herself descended into Hades to release his treasure from the power of death. But Persephone Read more [...]
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Bear Grylls: Man vs. Wild — Northern Australia (Season 5)

Bear Grylls served in the SAS special forces is an expert on survival in extreme environments. In these films, he shows how to survive the dangers of nature itself. Bear shows survival skills are the most extreme way. Throw it out of a helicopter from a height of 2000 meters and in addition it has a parachute carrying only a knife and flint. He has to find food, water, direction, shelter. On the way Beara will rise: scorpions karakurt, cobras, rhinos, piranhas, sharks, elephants, bears, lions, and the unbearable cold and hellish heat. This time Bear on Arnhem Land, Northern Peninsula of Australia. Read more [...]
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Bear Grylls: Man vs. Wild — Alaska (Season 4)

Bear Grylls served in the SAS special forces is an expert on survival in extreme environments. In these films, he shows how to survive the dangers of nature itself. Bear shows survival skills are the most extreme way. Throw it out of a helicopter from a height of 2000 meters and in addition it has a parachute carrying only a knife and flint. He has to find food, water, direction, shelter. On the way Beara will rise: scorpions karakurt, cobras, rhinos, piranhas, sharks, elephants, bears, lions, and the unbearable cold and hellish heat. Alaska National Guard drops Beara in the Chugach Mountains. Read more [...]
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Protection of animals. Part 1

If one day in your house infested cockroaches, destroy them almost impossible. You can only hold back their onslaught. Repopulating a large apartment house, they gradually spread into every place - in the garbage disposal, air ducts, elevator shafts. One or two unscrupulous neighbor will be permanent insect breeding grounds and negate the efforts of the other tenants. Cockroaches settle in colonies of 10.10 individuals in dark places inaccessible. Eat human food, as well as his faeces and sputum. Eggs are laid in a cocoon, which the female carries a 15 days. Develop with incomplete metamorphosis Read more [...]
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Watch-fire

Fire - the simplest and probably the most ancient way of signaling. Since ancient times, warriors on distant outposts approaching enemy burned ready-made fagots, and a bright light on the top of a hill or a column of smoke rising into the sky, signaling the danger. ! It is best to prepare not one fire, as his observer could incidental, but several, arranging them in the shape of any geometric shape. For example, three fire, separated from each other in three hundred meters and form a triangle, or the same three fire extended in a straight line, is an international distress call. And five Read more [...]
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Quinoa is spreading

Annual height and 90 cm stem is straight, branched. Leaves alternate (except the bottom), petiolate, entire or toothed, of unequal-shaped or hastate hanging down, and usually oriented edge-on to the middle part of the stem, to lanceolate, obliquely upwards towards the top of the branches and plants. All the leaves are green on both sides of one color. Flowers in dense spike inflorescence. Pistillate flowers are wrapped in rhombic or ovate-rhombic bracteoles, mostly lanceolate, acute, usually with a few teeth. Blooms from July to September, fruiting in August. Common in Europe, except in the Read more [...]
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Ancestor queen of flowers

In late spring begins to bloom briar. Large pink flowers it full of flavor. Apparently, from the flowers of wild rose, of which people are selected multilobal double flowers, and led numerous varieties of roses. I rose long and interesting history. Beauty roses sung in countless songs and poems of poets. No wonder it is called UT "queen of flowers". A huge collection of living roses different shapes and colors assembled in the Rose Garden of the Main Botanical Garden in Moscow. And the variety of wonderful colors made out of wild rose hips just creativity of generations of skilled Read more [...]
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Bear Grylls: Man vs. Wild — Vietnam (Season 4)

Bear Grylls served in the SAS special forces is an expert on survival in extreme environments. In these films, he shows how to survive the dangers of nature itself. Bear shows survival skills are the most extreme way. Throw it out of a helicopter from a height of 2000 meters and in addition it has a parachute carrying only a knife and flint. He has to find food, water, direction, shelter. On the way Beara will rise: scorpions karakurt, cobras, rhinos, piranhas, sharks, elephants, bears, lions, and the unbearable cold and hellish heat. In the heart of the Vietnamese jungle, Bear Grylls tries Read more [...]
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Group equipment: kitchen utensils

Of kitchen utensils for one-day trip, if you're going to make a fire, stop one bucket (or pot, pots) - for tea. In travel with overnight to prepare the normal lunch used (in a large group even more) kana - original bucket flat oval shape, is inserted into one another. These buckets are comfortable wearing. Dangerous Bare copper, galvanized or enamel buckets and pots - some can cause poisoning, the other - in the fire sometimes jumps the enamel and into the food. It is best to use utensils made of aluminum alloys (Wall thickness 0.8-1.2 mm) or stainless steel (about 0.5 mm Read more [...]
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Adoksa musky

Perennial herb 5-10 cm tall, with short creeping rhizome and long thread-like ground shoots. Basal leaves including one to three, ternate-stroycha torazdelnymi leaves, bottom slightly shiny, primary leaves on long petioles, secondary - sessile, with 2-3 oval or oblong lobes with dull white tip. Small yellowish-green flowers clustered on peduncles 5-7 in dense capitate inflorescence stems in the middle or slightly above, there are two opposite, ternate or ternately dissected, petiolate leaf. Apical flower in an inflorescence is correct, with a cup of a two-part and four-lobed corolla, lateral Read more [...]
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Far Eastern brook lamprey

Status. Rare, poorly studied species at the northern limit of the range. Distribution. North-west coast of the Pacific Ocean south of the Anadyr basin: the western and eastern coast of Kamchatka, the entire basin of the Amur, the eastern slopes of the Sikhote-Alin (Primorye) and Peter the Great Bay, the islands of Kunashir, Iturup, Sakhalin, Hokkaido and Honshu. In Chukotka reliably known until just from Anadyr basin of the middle reaches of the rivers Main and Anadyr, and the mouth. White (Ust-White) (Anadyr district), but may be more widespread, including in the lower river. Anadyr rivers Read more [...]
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38 reliable proven components

Node - this is one of the oldest human inventions. Since the remote times, a person can not do without a rope and the ability to tie knots. But is it really so important in our time to know how to tie knots, as metal and synthetics provide us with a secure hold various objects? Proves important. In our life, we must be able to tie knots on shoes, tie a stack of books, tie bags, tie things to the car trunk, pull and securely tie a rope to tie hooks to secure the line. But the vast majority of people have a very primitive idea of how to tie knots. In this little book you will find 38 sites that Read more [...]
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Yves Lapp

Shrub to 1.5 m tall, with tomentose young branches. Flower buds broadly, with tapering to the tip of the nose, length 7-15 mm scale at the beginning of winter with a felt-pubescent, later glabrous brown or reddish-brown. The leaves are 5-8 cm long, oblong, oblong-ovate or lanceolate, elongated in the tip, often oblique and folded, usually wrapped solid edge, top of dull green, slightly wrinkled, bottom belovoylochnye. Male catkins oval, sessile female - on short legs, cylindrical. Stamens two, with bare threads. The ovary is a very short stalk, ovate-conical, belovoylochnaya with long bars. Read more [...]
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Wormwood broadleaf

Perennial herb 20-70 cm tall with creeping woody rhizome. Stem usually solitary, erect, ribbed, slightly leafy, branching only at the bottom. The leaves are alternate, oblong-elliptic, pinnatifid, naked or nearly naked. Baskets subglobose, 3-5 mm long, drooping, on legs 1-3 mm in length, are united in a brush or broom. Marginal flowers nine, they uzkotrubchatye, bidentate, female, middle flowers up to 26, they are tubular, bisexual. Fruit - achene. Flowers in July and August, achenes ripen in August and September. Mainly Eastern European, North Asian appearance. In Russia in the European Read more [...]
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Wobbler — atypical bait (wire technology)

Wobbler - one of the most difficult to manage baits, with a large drag. Drag - is the most important characteristic that defines its use in catching some fish in different ponds. Drag is at all baits, but most significantly, it is a blade with a deep crankbaits over three meters. Naturally, in such a categorical matter is unacceptable, and the general rule for all situations does not exist. In practice, there is a clear separation between fishing in closed, relatively small lakes and reservoirs and fishing in rivers or large bodies of water with a large displacement of water masses due to strong Read more [...]
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Why forests are different?

Of natural forests - the result of a long evolutionary process. Russian forester GF Morozov (1867-1920) identified the main factors influencing the formation and life of the forest: 1) the properties of the trees themselves, and 2) the conditions of their lives, and 3) the relationship between plants within the forest community, and 4) the effect of the animals, and 5) human intervention. The greatest impact on the formation of the forest, of course, has a climate. But the overwhelming majority of Russian forests grow in the temperate zone, and the differences in their lives is not too significant. To Read more [...]
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What was in the reeds. Chapter 14

I walked, with his heavy rifle on shoulder, one hand on the neck of the stock, and the other by the barrel. So himself in the neck arms to push, and go seemingly easier. Self-deception, of course. On the right the sea, left the reeds, my eyes used did not see them. The place was once in a special desert, only rustling reeds in the wind but the splash of water in the way. Very rarely takes wing duck in the reeds, but to shoot them and get - thank you very much. And you will not find a damn thing, though week search. Couple zmeyuk unless you can find. Or do they find you. The sun began Read more [...]
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What is food?

They are products of plant and animal origin in their natural or subjected to special treatment as containing substances necessary for the body to compensate for the total spent on the process of life, as well as the need to ensure its growth and development. It is said that man does not live to eat, but eat to live. Through food, its various chemicals is associated with the environment, the natural environment. This ancient link connects all living beings, it is essential to its existence. Repeatedly stressed the thought luminaries Russian physiologist Ivan Sechenov, Pavlov. Every living Read more [...]
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