Replenishment of food during a forced drift into the sea after a shipwreck or loss of a swimming facility, improvised means for catching fish and birds.

A person without food reserves can last 30 days. But the chances of survival will increase if you are lucky and you can catch fish. In the event of a shipwreck, do not proceed from the assumption that you can reach the shore using only the emergency power supply located in the liferaft or boat. Immediately start dosing the products you have and pick up the materials at hand to make a net or set of fishing tackle from them to replenish food supplies.

Replenishment of food during a forced drift into the sea after a shipwreck or loss of a swimming facility, improvised means for catching fish and birds.

As an impromptu network, a piece of any material can be used. From a shirt to a cloak or a pair of pants. Tie shirt sleeves to a paddle or stick. Tie the rest of the knot. Dip the shirt in water so that the fish can swim into your “net” through the open part of the shirt — for the neck.

In the manufacture of fishing tackle a creative approach is very useful. If the emergency food supply includes canned food or cans of drinks that use aluminum ears to open, these ears can be used to make hooks.

Replenishment of food during a forced drift into the sea after a shipwreck or loss of a swimming facility, improvised means for catching fish and birds.

Cut or break the larger of the two eye rings in the middle to make a hook. Pass your fishing line through the smaller ring. All this will have to be done with what is at hand.

Making an impromptu fishing rod.

The hook can also be made from:

Needle pins.
Wire ring from keychain.
The untwisted spring from the fountain pen.
Barrettes.
Of badges.
Brooches.
Etc.

To facilitate the work with hard steels used in springs, rings, and the like, they can be tried to calcine on fire. During this work, you can use the multitool or scissors from the emergency medical kit.

As a fishing line, either a floss for brushing teeth or a paracord can be used. Paracord is a parachute cable made of nylon, which is preferred by both military and serious outdoor enthusiasts. It is also called the 550 cable for its ability to support weight of up to 550 pounds (about 250 kg). It can be braided into six thinner cords, each of which will support a weight of about 100 pounds (40 kg).

Although the seagull you saw may mean that land is nearby, the land may turn out to be uninhabited. Therefore, any animal, fish or bird should be considered as a potential food product for replenishing food supplies. The chances of a successful seagull capture may seem insignificant. Although in the history of shipwrecks there are several cases where survivors succeeded.

Based on the book Survival in the Wild and Extreme Situations. 100 key skills in the special services methodology.
Clint Emerson.

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