5 things to do when you’re lost

1. Keep Calm Panic will not solve the problem,

even make things worse. To master the situation, it takes a clear and positive mind. Although difficult, this can be helpful in determining what steps to take when you get lost. In addition, take the following steps: -Plan ahead -Inventory of existing supplies -Determine the important things to start survival (water supply, shelter, source of warmth) -Determination and fortitude are sometimes the determinants of safety when lost – Get rid of bad feelings – Getting lost may lead to despair, but stay focused on the things that are important for survival.

2. Make a Shelter One of the most important things to consider in the wild is the air temperature.

Loss of warmth in the body can cause hypothermia, which can lead to death. In addition, direct exposure to hot sunlight can also burn the skin, leading to dehydration. Optimal body temperature is needed to determine survival when lost in the wild. Therefore, adventurers need to make shelter when spending the night in the wild, whether lost or not. Here are recommendations for creating shelter when lost in the wild: -If it’s too hot, dig a few inches of soil first until it reaches a cooler layer. -Make a simple shade frame. Look for available resources, such as fallen trees, or lean tree trunks against solid ground. -Arrange tree branches to cover one side. Or, if possible, cover both sides by stacking more branches. Try to arrange as neat and as tight as possible. -Cover the frame that has been prepared earlier with leaves. The thicker the foliage, the better it will withstand the cold. Do the same for the inner soil as the base.

3. Find a Source of Clean Water Humans can live for several weeks without food.

However, humans can only survive up to 4 days without drinking. Therefore, clean water is a source of life for lost adventurers. Clean water can be found in rivers and lakes in the wild. Find water in a river or lake, then boil it first to kill the bacteria contained in it. However, sometimes the location of drinking water is difficult to find for stray adventurers. Here are some other sources of clean water that are suitable for drinking: -Rainwater: collect rainwater that falls in a container, then drink it. Also save for supplies. -Snow: collect snow or ice in a closed container, then use fire or sunlight to melt it. Try not to eat snow directly, because the body’s energy can come out more. – Groundwater: one way to find a water source is to dig into the ground. To make things easier, look for plants like cat tails or cottonwood trees and dig around them. These two plants usually indicate the presence of groundwater sources. -Certain plants: some plants like cactus and grass store water in them. Squeeze the stems of the plant to remove the water.

4. Make a Fireplace In addition to lighting, fire can help keep the body temperature warm.

Start by collecting vines or dried pine needles as a wick. Then, collect various sizes of dry wood available, ranging from large to small branches. Then, follow these steps: -Arrange large pieces of wood in a circle to keep out the wind. -Make a pyramid-shaped outline in it. The trick is to stand a block of wood as a support in the middle, then arrange medium-sized wood around it. Arrange them tightly together, but leave a hole for inserting the wick. -Insert the wick into the pyramid, then light it with a match. -When the small fire is lit, blow it little by little until the flame is a bit bigger. Then, add more twigs or dry grass for additional fuel. -If you don’t have a match, use a mirror, camera lens. Focus the light on the wick until a spark appears. After that, do the same steps as above.

5. Make a Simple Spear A simple spear can be used to hunt deer or catch fish.

In addition, spears can also be used as a means of self-defense from wild animals. Make it by following these steps: -Find a wooden stick that is long and straight, and try to be sturdy and not easily broken -Split the ends in two or three -Stick stones or flat wood between the halves until they are solid -Sharpen each part of the cleavage with a sharp knife or stone.