It is very easy to get sick in the rainforest, because the power sources there can be very dangerous for humans. As in any natural environment, in the jungle, big troubles can be expected from mosquitoes. They carry malaria, tropical fever and Zika virus. In addition, from the inhabitants of the jungle you can become infected with trichinosis, salmonellosis, leptospirosis, which are widespread in these places..
Harvesting food in the rainforest, eating worms, larvae and termites, fishing, making a prison for fishing.
If you do not have the opportunity in the rainforest to cook on fire, look for fish, worms, larvae and termites. Of course, it’s safer to use them after cooking, but you can eat them raw. The parasites that inhabit them are generally less dangerous than those that live in mammals or reptiles. In addition, such foods are rich in proteins, fats and other nutrients..
In the rainforest, avoid cockroaches – the famous carriers of disease, and brightly colored insects. They are most often poisonous. In the rainforest there are many snakes, frogs and other reptiles. But they are often carriers of salmonella and other bacteria. Therefore, for safety, they should be prepared. Snails, which are also numerous in the rainforest, love to eat poisonous plants..
Depending on your initial condition and weight, you can survive without food for up to two months. However, in order not to weaken from hunger so much that you simply cannot physically get out of the wild, you need to consume about 2000 calories per day. About 650–700 grams of insects or from 900 to 1300 grams of fish can provide them. As well as certain combinations of these foods.
Making bamboo jails for fishing.
To catch fish, use a jail made yourself from bamboo.
Make a few cuts on the bottom of the bamboo with a knife.
Separate this part. Then fasten it in the extended position with a vine, paracord or strap.
Sharpen the split ends with a knife.
Then go in shallow water and stand there motionless. The fish will approach you if you do not behave towards it as a predator. In stagnant water, when you see fish approaching, throw grass or other small natural litter on the surface. They will take your bait for bugs and swim closer to swallow it..
Butcher the caught fish. Cut off the gills and tail. Then cut it along the spine, and divide it into pieces in the form of a fillet. If there is a bonfire, cook, fry, smoke or bake fish pieces until cooked.
Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.