Specialists strongly suggest that everyone have basic knowledge of what to do during a natural disaster or terrorist attack. Hopefully, you will never have to practice these survival skills, but if you happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, this article could save your life.
We believe that it’s incredibly important to know basic survival skills. It’s just as important to refresh your knowledge on the topic every once in a while, so be sure to write these down!
To start, it’s a very good idea to know what potentially could happen in the area where you live or travel. For example, there’s not much use in getting prepared for a volcano eruption if there aren’t any around. In other words, identify the potential disasters that could happen in your area and prepare a plan of what to do if it actually occurs. It’s always smarter to be safe than sorry.
Learn how to use your natural surroundings for your orientation, like the distance between the sun and the horizon can give you an estimated time of sunset. Position your hand in a way so that the sun is placed on the pointer finger and count how many fingers are between the sun and the horizon. Each finger is equal to roughly 15 minutes. Even if it isn’t very approximate, time may be very critical if you need to organize your time and find shelter overnight.