Rainforest is the wettest non-aquatic environment on our planet. There is a lot of clean drinking water, but you need to know where to look for it. And at the same time, in a tropical forest, it is likely that dangerous parasites and bacteria get into the human body from contaminated sources.
Collecting water and making a fire in a rainforest, extracting water from bamboo and creepers, making a fire with a bamboo shoot.
If you find a river or stream and you have disinfecting tablets or you have the opportunity to boil water, you are in luck. If not, reduce the risk of infection. Dig a hole a short distance from the shoreline where you will find water that has filtered out while passing through the rock and bottom sediments..
Even when you are in a tropical forest far from rivers and streams, in its humid ecosystem you can find many sources to fill the deficit of water in the body. One of them is frequent rains. And all you need in this case to collect water is a container. Netbottles? Cut a piece of bamboo just above and below the knot. In these nodes, the inner part of the plant is solid, and so you get a “sealed” vessel, which can stand on a flat surface.
With this plant, you can also get direct access to a source of clean water, filtered by passing through the soil and its cell walls. To do this, make a hole just below the knot of living, green bamboo. And then use the thinner bamboo shoot as a straw to drink the water that passes through the stem.
Similarly, numerous vines can be used to survive in the rainforest. On the liana, you need to make a double stitch. One is higher, the other is lower, closer to the ground. Air passes through the upper incision into the liana, which pushes the moisture contained in it down, where it can be collected when leaving the lower incision.
There is a more laborious, but productive way. In plantines and banana palms, the root system is formed in the form of giant bowls full of clean drinking water coming directly from the roots. To cut the trunk, you need strong muscles and sharp tools. But the effort expended will fully justify itself.
Kindle Fire in the Rainforest.
Overnight in the rainforest is unlikely to be very comfortable. However, if you make a bonfire nearby, you can really sleep well for several hours and get the much-needed rest. It can be wet and cold at night in the rainforest. In addition, at this time of day many insects and predators become active. Although most insects flock to the light, the fire smoke will scare them away. And the flame will scare away animals.
Fire is essential for survival in any environment. And for cooking, and for boiling water. In the jungle, a large amount of bamboo can be used to light a fire. Dried stems that have fallen to the ground are best suited for this. They have not green, but light beige color..
Procedure for lighting a fire using a bamboo shoot in a rainforest.
To clear the bamboo from the bark, you need a knife. The resulting chips are useful for kindling. The core of bamboo will act as a jet and fuel. During friction, sparks will appear that are necessary to light a fire..
After preparing the necessary materials, only about 20 movements with one half of the peeled bamboo stick on the other will be required. To help the fire catch fire, blow on it or wave your palm over the chips.
Numerous species of bamboo are among the most common plants in the rainforest. Bamboo stalks can also be used for fishing, for making a place to sleep. As a vessel for cooking, as well as for much more.
Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.