The jungle seems like a fun place to visit and maybe even a great place to stay for a while, but for most people, when they think about staying in the jungle they still refer to a civilized place where there is at least one shelter and food. . But there are still cases of people who get lost in the jungle and have to find their own way.
Would you like to be lost in the jungle without knowing how to survive? We assume that probably not. So let’s talk about some of the important things you must do to stay safe.
You will need shelter to stay safe if you are going to be stuck for a prolonged period of time. But he does not want to spend much of his time and effort trying to create a shelter where he does not want to stay for a long period of time. You really want to be able to keep moving. Therefore, you want a shelter that is easy to create but that will also protect you from the elements and, for the most part, also from the animals.
The best you can do is create a lean-to. These are called that because they lean towards something else. This structure will be supported against a tree. All you have to do is get a long stick, long enough to sleep under it (because you will) and lean it against a tree.
Then take some smaller branches and pass them against the big one. Cover the whole thing with leaves if you can, because this will keep it warmer and keep more animals away. You will be much safer while you sleep (which should be at night).
Actually it is not as difficult to get water as you might think. Of course, you should make sure that the water is safe to drink, so make sure that if it is questionable, boil it before drinking it. But to collect water, you can use the rain, the vegetation drops and the plants or you can create yours creating a solar water still.
A still image only requires you to dig a small hole and place a container in the middle. Place wet leaves (just morning dew is enough) around the container and place a leaf on top. Anchor down with some leaves and place a small stone in the center of the leaf to push it down slightly on your container. The condensation will accumulate in the lower part of the sheet and it will go towards the container that it placed in the middle.
The second most important thing to do is find some food. There is a lot of food available in the jungle, you just have to know what you are looking for. Of course, there are many plants available in a jungle and many are safe to eat. However, if you are going to harvest plants, you really want to have some kind of survival guide with you, since not all the plants in the jungle are safe (and since you did not plan on getting lost in the jungle, you probably will not have a guide to help you.
If you want to eat something, you should be stuck to the plants you know. Look for any fruit you have eaten before, palms or bamboo. Each of these foods is safe and should be relatively easy to locate in the jungle. If you can not find any of these, do not try any of the other fruits or plants that surround it. You never know what could be poisonous. Instead, focus on catching animals.
Now you can think that you should go out and look for food instead of trying to catch it. Unless you are a great hunter and you are very good at getting something fast, you probably will not get much in this way. Your best bet is to catch your food instead. You let them do all the work in that way so you can save your energy.
Setting a trap does not have to be difficult. In fact, simple traps are the ones that work best. Just use some kind of fruit as bait and dig a hole. Make sure you cover it with something and put the bait in the center. When an animal comes to get the food, it will fall into the hole that you created. You have to make sure it is big enough to catch what falls or not to catch up. Be careful not to make it too deep, however, you want to recover everything that is out again.
You want to find your way back to civilization and return to someone who can help you. This is going to require a decent sense of direction. Unfortunately, being trapped in a jungle (or anywhere else everything looks the same) can cause you to become disoriented. You may find yourself traveling in circles, which means that it will take you much longer to find your way back (if you can). What you want to do is find a reference point that you can use while you continue walking.
If you are able to find a stream or a river, you are in luck because they will generally take you to some kind of civilization. After all, most of the settlements were originally built near waterways because the settlers needed a source of water and a way to obtain supplies. Following the water will probably take you to some kind of civilization and, in the meantime, keep it hydrated properly so you do not end up sick. Getting sick while you’re lost in the jungle can be extremely dangerous after all.
If you can not find a water source like this, keep an eye on the ground. Look for signs of wildlife and try to find where most of them go. The animals will look for a source of water and that means they will take a thicker trail to their water source.
Since they have better natural instincts than us as humans, they will be able to locate the water. Do not backtrack from where you have been going, but if you can find a well-used path in the same direction as you, you may be able to find a source of water. Also, if the animals drink from it, you can be relatively sure that it is safe to drink.
The best thing you can do is keep moving during the day and rest at night. You will be more alert during the day and you will see things on your way. You will have enough problems to move around trees, plants, predators and other dangers when there is light outside and you can really see them. Once they are no longer visible, it becomes even more difficult to move and you could end up seriously injured. If it hurts, it is extremely difficult to get the attention you need and get out of the jungle.
Watch for predators
Predators in the jungle are around you and come in different forms. There are animals everywhere that could be dangerous, even if you do not think they are. Your best bet is to try to mix as much as possible. You may have heard that making loud noises will scare the animals away. This is true in some cases, however, if you manage to get close to something and make a lot of noise, you could provoke the attack. This is extremely dangerous.
The best thing you can do is move quietly and as quickly as possible. You do not want to seem like a threat to anything. That means that, if you see something, go back slowly and get ready for anything. If the animal attacks, you will need to be able to defend yourself or escape (usually not easy to do). If he moves slowly and can say that he is leaving him alone, however, the animal can simply allow him to leave. That will be your best bet. Never assume that you can face an animal in the jungle.
Something to keep in mind, however, in the jungle there are more predators than you might think. Not only do you have to pay attention to the big animals when you are going through the jungle. You also have to watch the little insects. In a jungle or even in the forest there are a number of insects and small animals that are as dangerous (if not more so) than the larger ones. The important thing is to be attentive to them and be prepared in case you see one.
Insects are very easy to lose and even the smallest insects can be extremely poisonous. You should be careful with this because if you end up with diseases like malaria or yellow fever, you could have a big problem. Mosquitoes and spiders can spread these and other diseases. Before eating something and before putting on clothes or shoes, you must make sure that these insects are not in them. If you step on one accidentally, you could end up chopped or chopped and you do not want that to happen.
If you are somewhere you are not familiar with, it is important to have a way to protect yourself. If you carry a pocket knife or other type of blade, you can make a spear with a branch or piece of bamboo. If you do not have any of these, you can use a rock that will help you design your spear. A small knife will not do you much good against a large animal, on the other hand, a spear could give you a change of fight (that does not mean you should provoke or attack any type of wild animal, big or otherwise).
Keep your spear with you at all times and be sure to have it ready in case something happens. You want to be prepared at any time, because that’s all you’ll get if an animal decides to attack you. Keeping up with your surroundings and hearing suspicious noises will also keep you safer because you can react faster. The animals around you are listening to those things (that’s how they hear you) and you must be doing the same. Listen also to the changes in the noises that surround you. A change could indicate danger.
Caring for the problems
So, since you are being very careful walking and looking for wild animals or anything else in your way, what happens if you hurt yourself? Well, hurting yourself in the jungle can be dangerous because it can slow your reflexes or even hinder your movement. You must make sure you are doing everything possible to avoid it by observing the danger in your way (be it sticks and rocks or snakes and wild animals). However, if you hurt yourself, it is important to take care of it quickly.
Snake bites, for example, could be poisonous. Actually any bite should be considered potentially poisonous. The best option, since you are far from medicines and doctors, is to suck the poison. You have to make sure you act quickly when this happens, but make sure you do not swallow any of the poison either. You have to remove it from the wound and spit it out immediately. Make sure you also gargle with a little water and spit that too. You never know what kind of poisons you might end up with if you’re not careful.
If it is cut, it is important to wrap it and wash it as quickly as possible. If you are not near water, you can clean away dirt or debris and quickly wrap the cut. Make sure to wash it as soon as possible, since you want to remove any other dirt. If it starts to heal it could end up infected or worse. Be sure to continue cleaning the cuts and wrap them with clean cloths as much as possible. If you have an extra shirt that you can tear this will be the best option.
Now, if you do not have extra clothes that you can tear and use to cover wounds, you’ll want to use leaves. Attach to the palm leaves, as they will protect your cut and will not cause irritation. You should change the leaves frequently and make sure you keep rinsing the cut as you could get infected easily if you are not careful. You may feel that you are being too cautious, but you can never be too sure of losing yourself. You do not want to risk an infection, so being too cautious is much better than the alternative.
Start a fire
Having fire will also be important to boil the water, boil the rags to disinfect the wounds and keep it warm. Even in the hottest jungle it can be cold at night and the fire will keep you warm and keep most animals away. Of course, it is not always easy to start a forest fire.
Bamboo is not good for burning and should not be used in your fire. Instead, look for dry wood. This could be difficult, but if you can not find any holes in the ground, look for holes in the trees and cut pieces of this area. It will be dry and you can make fire with it. The wet wood will burn once the fire has started.
Be sure to keep your fire small too. Too big a fire can result in loss of control and you do not want to set fire to the jungle. Keep the fire small enough so that you can control it easily and have water nearby (if possible) to put out the fire quickly if necessary. You can also use dry earth or sand to smother the fire.
In general, there are a number of things you should keep in mind in case you ever get lost in a jungle. Make sure you keep your wits about you because you never know what might happen. By staying aware of everything around you, there are many more possibilities of obtaining a positive result.
So be aware and be prepared for anything that may come your way. You never know when it could be something very important or even if something could become more important than you thought. Hopefully you never end up lost in a jungle, but you should always be prepared in case you are.