To survive at sub-zero temperatures in the northern and arctic conditions, the most important thing is to maintain the body temperature. For this, the human body is ready to sacrifice fat cells, fingers and toes. And consciousness will work to a minimum. In such conditions, the extraction of food becomes one of the priority tasks. And any food is processed almost twice as fast as usual.
Food for survival at sub-zero temperatures in the northern and arctic conditions, mussels, mollusks, sea cucumbers, fishing.
Maintaining body temperature, which can be 50 or more degrees above ambient temperature, is a very difficult task. For its implementation, a significant amount of “fuel” is required. Although you can survive with a much smaller diet, the optimal number of calories for the body to function at full capacity in low temperature conditions is about 5000.
During the transitions, to get out of this barren snowy desert, you will have to overcome snowdrifts about 30 centimeters high, and for this you need to be strong. When driving, navigate the coastline.
Mussels, shellfish and sea cucumbers as a food source in the northern and arctic conditions.
Although it may seem that there is no edible food necessary for survival in the snowy desert, nutrient-rich creatures such as mussels, mollusks and holothurians, or sea capsules, or sea cucumbers often live on the shores of northern and Arctic lakes and rivers. They can be safely eaten raw. And also use as bait and bait for fishing.
Fishing as a source of food in the northern and arctic conditions.
Do holes for fishing. Getting a sufficient amount of fat necessary for the life of the body is not an easy task. I will not recommend you to climb into icy water at low temperatures to find oily fish there. However, if the lakes or riverbeds are frozen, you can use an ice saw to make holes for fishing.
But first you need to make sure that the thickness of the ice cover is not less than 10 cm. Therefore, before going to the surface of frozen water, check with the help of a knife near the shore if the ice is too thin.
Set a few lines and watch them. To increase the chances of catching fish, make a few holes, dip fishing lines in them and watch them with the help of floats made from improvised materials.
Tie fishing line to a pair of poles, the length of which is greater than the diameter of the holes you made. Then put these sticks on top of each other in the form of the letter X. When the fish pecks, the sticks will begin to move above the hole.
Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.