Think you know everything about wilderness survival? Save yourself from making a deadly mistake as you read on.
Protect Yourself from These Survival Myths
Common Survival Myths to Correct
We debunk 5 common survival myths that can contribute to your wilderness survival training, skills, as well as the difference between life and death. As survival experts, we think we have what it takes to make it in the most extreme situations, but how much of what we know is actually true?
Myth #1: Your Priority Should Be Looking for Food
Myth #2: A Shelter Means a Roof Over Your Head
Myth #3: Conserve Your Water for Later
Myth #4: You Should Drink Your Urine in an Emergency Situation
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Myth #5: You Should Suck the Venom out of a Snake Bite
Note: Make sure to always carry a first aid kit with you when you’re out in the wilderness.
Check out the video below to learn more about these wilderness survival myths:
A lot of these myths still dwell in people’s minds. What we see and hear greatly influences our knowledge. Unfortunately, not all of these sources are giving correct information, so it’s really important to be well-informed for the sake of everyone’s safety. One single mistake can lead to a life and death situation.
Which of these myths did you believe once in your life or still do? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on August 10, 2018, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.