Survival Tips In The Jungle – Part 2

In this installment, Jungle Training Center continues with the recommendations for survival in the jungle:

Evaluate Subsistences

If supplies are available, a thorough inventory of available supplies should be made. This will help determine what is missing and ration food according to the situation.

Protect yourself in a Shelter

Any feature of the terrain, a tree, a cave, properly prepared, can offer shelters to sleep and protect yourself from climatic aggressions. The terrain usually provides some means of improvising shelter. In the tropics it is convenient to build our shelter near a water source.

Know the Wildlife

Some knowledge of wildlife is required.
Knowing the flora of the place, will allow us to use it for different uses: Food, medicine and manufacture of elements that help us survive.
Knowing the fauna of the area and its behavior will allow us to track, identify tracks and make traps more effectively.

Respect Native Customs

Adapt to local customs.
Respect private property as much as possible and always reward the services provided.
Learn the most useful words of the local dialect.
Don’t bother women.
Do not enter a house if the owner is not present.
Respect local laws and customs.
Do not disregard advice about local dangers.

Don’t rush

Rushed things usually go wrong. Facing events with serenity, the loss of patience inhibits the ability to think. Avoid impulses.

Preserve Health

Personal cleanliness and clothing contribute to maintaining fit health.
Avoid infections and contagions, keep your hands clean. If possible, drink purified water and avoid fermented or spoiled foods.

Improvise Media

Improvisation is essential in any survival situation, even when conditions are unfavorable.
It is convenient to develop ingenuity and manual ability to improvise shelters, bonfires, rafts, traps and other circumstantial elements that help us to our well-being.

Anticipate the Events

Personal skill and knowledge of survival techniques and procedures will allow isolated people to anticipate events before submitting
sharply at them.
Any person whose work involves risks of being isolated must be instructed and trained in survival.

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