The pioneers, settlers and mountaineers were not imaginary heroes from books and films. They were relying on their own strengths, means and skills. If you find yourself there, you can find yourself there. But as a reserve, it’s possible. Below we will present different skills and techniques that greatly facilitated your survival.
1. Tanning of the brain
It can be used for skin care products. For centuries, for the tanning of hides, urine, wood ash, tannins from wood bark, and even toxic substances such as mercury have been used. However, it has been the case. How it works? The skin has been stretched during the drying process. “Gray mass” helps to destroy the glue contained in the skin. It is not a problem to make it out. You can make something like your skin.
2. Install trap line
Trapping was a common way for highlanders. You can’t fall into the trap. Previously, you can buy them. Traps should not be human-free. Create a line of traps. It is convenient to take place in a circle.
Traps can be installed in a small open area. Also, there are many animal tracks. Where the trapping is allowed. If you’re trying to make sure you’ve been a trail Check your traps daily.
3. Use flint and armchairs
If you hit a piece of hot water, you can carve hot sparks. These sparks are formed from carbon contained in steel. Cut it into a separate piece of fabric.
4. Manufacturing of drugs
It has been shown that it has been possible to use it. But it was forgotten after the pharmacies appeared. Nevertheless, having a little research, you can find links with the past. If they were traced back to their plants, they were first discovered in wild plants. It comes from the old Dutch “droog”, which means “dried plant”.
First of all, learn to identify and use yarrow and plantain. Grind and crush, crush, burns, abrasions. It is strikingly effective in healing the wound.
5. Weaving ropes
Never expect that you have enough ropes. Unless you can make them yourself. If you are looking at it, then you should be able to make it. Until a loop forms. Hold the loop, then twist each bundle of fibers. If you’re still in the wake of the clock Increase the length of the rope indefinitely.
6. Binding of materials
In order to build a specific shelter (for example, a wigwam), or even camping furniture. The settlers, who lived on the American border, knew literally everything about the bindings. In the end of the race, it can be used as a guideline. One perpendicular poles together.
To be with him, he will be closer to the place where he will intersect with the second pole. Then wrap the rope around it. Turns on the outside. Then it is necessary to wrap them up. If you want to use it, you can use it.
Cooking food for themselves. It was not necessary to take care of it, but it was suspected. Although it is tasty, it’s not always the most pleasant food.
They ate to live, not live to eat.
8. Making weapons
In general, the life of our ancestors was short and harsh. Do not take this period of history romantically. Our ancestors rarely felt safe. They were always a tribe. It was made by them themselves. A set of tools, weapons of a bow or crossbow. When it was done, it was done thousands of years ago.
9. Repair of equipment
If you didn’t grow out of the earth, It is a fact that it was a breakdown. For sewing, carpentry, blacksmithing and many other crafts. For all segments of society. How to repair our tools and equipment more durable now.
Translation: Strollers of the North (original here)
9 historical survival skills you need to know