Needless to say, the farther pohodnik from civilization, so it is better. It is for this reason that many avid pohodniki often not satisfied with forays into the village on the pond, but strive to go somewhere far away in the taiga forest. I do not in any way going to condemn these people because am one of them.
However, fans of "savage" campaigns to warn that this kind of sports tourism is an extremely dangerous activity for a person who can not make a fire, not knowing how to navigate in the woods, not familiar with the first aid to himself and companion. and in the Read more [...]
Before going on a long winter hike, you need to thoroughly prepare for the night in the woods.
Most importantly do not make the wrong choice of wood for the fire. This is sure to be dead wood, which should blame yourself. Fallen trees - fallen trees - there are always raw, because the fallen trunks covered with snow, they are not the sunlight, no wind is blowing. Dead wood does not burn.
A suhostoiny burn well. The best of them - dried standing spruce trees.
In the pine deadwood easy to get wrong. Sometimes a dead pine-looking quite dry, and in fact had not even dry and will not burn. It Read more [...]
In the event of an emergency autonomous existence can bring great benefit in time diluted stake. It will give an opportunity to warm up in cold areas, cook hot food and drink, which is especially important if you have a group of wounded. Fire - it is also a psychological pacifier, from which emanates hope, confidence in the successful outcome of the case. In short, to be able to build a fire in any place and in any weather conditions is important.
But there are times when none of the victims is not lighters, matches or they are hopelessly dampened, ie No one element of the "triangle Read more [...]
Principle bonfire itself is not complicated. First lit kindling - a material capable of a short time to give a large enough flame to from him engaged in very thin dry branches thick with matches. Then enclose branches more, approaching the thickness of a pencil. When the flare and these, put the following, thick as a finger. So, gradually put into the fire more and thicker wood. Clearly, all wood should always be dry.
Usually goes for kindling paper, at least - birch bark. We need only remember that making kindling bark from birch trees growing near the camp, is unacceptable. Bark usually Read more [...]
TAIGA HORROR NIGHTS
One summer, in the middle of July 1994, I decided to explore the upper reaches of the Deep key is hidden in the forest of Southern Primorye. Key originates near Bald hills north of Partisan pass. I was interested in areas where you can make a salt licks, make planting ginseng and build a little hut secret.
About seven in the morning, after a brief trip by car, I was on a bridge over the key of the deep. Difficulties traveling with me shared eighteen months setter Dick. With a driver, I arranged for a day, in the evening, he immediately and we will meet. Soon we were all Read more [...]
A week coast cleared, the air was fresh - for lake returned to life. Animals podeli or pilfered carrion. Bears ate plenty. The rain and wind almost completely dispelled the stench of death and fire. Only black-mile area burned to ashes painful contrast brings to mind the picture of the once lush forest singing.
To get away from the spectacle of devastation and resounding howl of the wind, walking along, I decided to cross the lake and go canoeing along untouched by fire east coast in the direction of Topley's Landing. About the middle of the lake, I realized that it offers even more depressing Read more [...]
In treeless - steppe, mountain and tundra-covered areas where it is difficult to fuel and where it has to save - cooking hearth appropriate device, which usually consist of stones, turf and other scrap materials.
In the manufacture of the source rocks and reservoirs turf passage between its projections, which lays the fuel has to be wider in the upwind and downwind already - this improves traction. For the device home in the land should dig trench length of 1-2 meters and a depth of 0.2 m longitudinal axis of a trench should be directed to the wind.
Firewood should always be kept in a Read more [...]
These include hydrants, fire extinguishers, fire coverage tools, sand and other materials at hand. The most traditional way to extinguish a fire hydrant is, which is installed inside all public buildings, except for warehouses where the materials that react with water (gasoline, diesel fuel). It should be easy to reach and always be ready for use.
The principle of the hydrant is to supply large volumes of water for fighting fires when burning conventional materials (wood, straw, paper, cloth). Can not be used in case of fire of electrical equipment in tension, flammable liquids (gasoline, Read more [...]
In previous trips we have been trained skills mainly in one place, ie will not go. In the same exit we had a full campaign with a minimum of equipment. Weight of a backpack is limited to 5 kg. I weighed 8 kg 5 kg and 3 kg snaryagi camera with personal belongings. Well, traditionally we have not carried a tent and food. There were three of us again.
Location - the North Caucasus. The time of year - the beginning of November. We went with a small group (7 persons), where everyone wanted to experience the hardships of varying degrees of survival. We had a triple 1 Bed, 1 mats, 1 hammock and Read more [...]
For a fire is preferable to choose a place protected from the wind, at least 5 m from the b-tents, trees, shrubs, so that they are not sparks. Over the fire should not be a branch, and bottom - protruding from the ground roots. Never make a fire in the pine saplings, near grain fields on the layer of dry grass, pine needles, moss. The flames can spread them with winds When the device fire on stone placers in the woods or on peat fire will go in depth, and even well Requests fire after several hours can spark a fire. It is advisable to use an old fireplace. If not, remove the desired location Read more [...]
Many people are on duty or other circumstances have often be in nature, to spend the night in hunting cabins, huts, tents and campfires under the stars. This is primarily hunters, gamekeepers, hunters, foresters, geologists, survivalist ... Proper rest in the "comfortable" conditions can quickly recover, protect yourself from hypothermia and many colds. Winter night in the woods in the open, perhaps in severe frost (down to - 40 degrees and below), without exaggeration, can be attributed to extreme circumstances. If we can not exclude such a situation, you need to prepare for it Read more [...]
Many people are on duty or other circumstances have often be in nature, to spend the night in hunting cabins, huts, tents and campfires under the stars. This is primarily hunters, gamekeepers, hunters, foresters, geologists ... They almost need to learn a lot and be able to arrange your life nemudreny best as possible under the circumstances. Proper rest in the "comfortable" conditions can quickly recover, protect yourself from hypothermia and many colds.
Winter night in the woods in the open, perhaps in severe frost (down to - 40 degrees and below), without exaggeration, can be attributed Read more [...]
Perhaps the biggest problem for the Russian forest - fires. Fire is dangerous not only because it killed the trees, animals, birds, insects ... Often the victims of the fire element are people serious damage is done to the agricultural sites and settlements. Among the most severe fires that occurred in the last 30 years, can be called a disaster in 1972, when the burning forests and peat lands in several areas of central Russia.
How to behave in the forest
Forest fire always starts from an external cause. Sometimes random lightning ignites a forest, but much more - nearly 97% of the time! Read more [...]
In the morning, when there is no rain, all things immediately pulled out (on oilcloth coat) not to interfere with each other backpacking. Start it, without waiting for breakfast, otherwise you can not make it, and exit the route delayed.
After the removal of items from the bottom of the tent pegs loosen and lift it off the ground with the side extensions. This will enable the dry bottom of the tent. Folding tent, start from the bottom, placed in the middle stretch. This is especially important in bad weather, when the stretch of wet and dirty. Tent insert into the case. If it is set right Read more [...]
Can we really survive in the forest, being there without equipment, food and water? The correspondent of "Komsomolskaya Pravda" decided to check yourself for strength and went on three days into the forest with a knife and a magnifying glass.
Eight people on the Dead Man's Chest - In this region only a distant plane ... - I hummed to himself, returning to the office with the next job. Already at the entrance to the editor of a dreamy reverie I threw voice editor: - come from? And now guess where you're going tomorrow? - Probably in Bali? - Hopefully I uttered. - You're Read more [...]
Us again twelve. We went down to the lake. The rain is coming. The ground under their feet wet. Stop at the edge of a large spruce. Spread a plastic wrap and put it in the chain of backpacks to everyone the bag was easy to find. And the rain, too, will lay plastic wrap. But first we'll get tents, axes, pots, buckets, pots, hooks campfire suspension products. Kohl outlined a campfire, campfire identified three in command of two chefs and campfire. But you and I and Andrew go for shelter from the rain stock of firewood.
Now, nine people are busy staging tents: two with axes prepare and Read more [...]
Many people are on duty or other circumstances have often be in nature, to spend the night in hunting cabins, huts, tents and campfires under the stars. This, above all, hunters, rangers, hunters, foresters, geologists ... They almost need to learn a lot and be able to arrange your life nemudreny best as possible under the circumstances. Proper rest in the "comfortable" conditions can quickly recover, protect yourself from hypothermia and many colds.
Winter night in the woods in the open air, without exaggeration, can be attributed to extreme circumstances. If we can not exclude such Read more [...]
An essential part of any expedition is the taiga fire. "... Fire - is the battery of vigor, energy and activity ", - as noted by a participant and leader of numerous experiments on the survival of V. Volovich. And a fire - it is warm and light, dry clothes, hot food, bottled water, protection from midges. Fire, necessarily bred every night, suddenly creates an atmosphere of comfort and coziness.
Indeed, the rest by the fire can not be compared with the cold overnight. In wet wet weather fire from the category of comfort at once transformed into a means of daily necessities. Impossibility Read more [...]
And so I threw kamrados challenge nature, offered her Sigrun with me to the best of its rules. Unfolded a map and gasped what Mother Russia is a great country, but because in my possession was not more than 24 hours (a week working) pointed to a map of Surgut region, found a place on the satellite, opened myself to ask the square and began to collect belongings.
Taking with me: - kamuflo (vest pants socks, top kamuflo on foot-and-sneakers, a skull-bandana) Backpack
in general, that I do not need, but you never know ... so we have taken into the forest to wear an empty backpack ... black sports Read more [...]
Islands for shipwrecked special test, especially the small and the ones that do not have good resources. On the island of acute loneliness and isolation. Issues are both psychological and physical aspects. To ease their overcoming, thoroughly explore the island and set the usual routine.
Climb to the highest point of the island to make a plan for the surface and note the surrounding countryside. Examine each flowing creek, bay, crevasse on the coastline. Then continue your exploration in the depths of the island, until you know it well.
Perhaps, the island was once inhabited - the remains Read more [...]