Entries in survival skills (5)

Thursday
Oct272016

Bioluminescence: Tropical Forest Species And How They Can Shed Light On New Medicines

The natural world has been creating light for over 400 million years through chemical reactions. In the ocean, more than 90% of species use bioluminescence to light up their lives, however, did you know bioluminescence has evolved in some land species too. Fireflies, fungi and even snails use light to survive. The amazing skills these species possess can even aid in medical research! 

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Wednesday
Nov252015

How To... Survive In The Wild

Most of the guides in this series have looked at how to look after your physical wellbeing in a survival situation, but mental health is just as important—and often overlooked—in a survival emergency.

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Tuesday
Nov032015

How To... Navigate

With the advent of smartphone maps, improvised navigational methods are even less well known than before. But if you’re stuck in the wilderness with no signal, being able to tell what direction you’re walking in can be the difference between finding civilisation and being lost for days on end.

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Thursday
Oct082015

How To... Make A Fire

Knowing how to build a fire is probably the most important survival skill, after immediate injury treatment and locating a water source. Beyond the  provision of warmth and light, fire can help purify water, cook food, sterilise bandages, act as a signal, and provide a psychological boost. In short, it could be the difference between life and death.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

Quiz: How long would you last in a survival situation?

We all like to think we'd turn into Bear Grylls if we ever found ourselves stranded in the jungle or in the middle of a desert--but how sharp are your survival instincts really?

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