There is hardly a person who does not watch the Discovery Channel and who does not know Bear Grills. His full name is Edward Michael Grylls and he was born on June 7, 1974. He got the nickname Bear from his sister who called him Teddy Bear when they were little. Beer is a British author, adventurer and TV presenter. His most famous survival series are: Born Survivor, Ultimate Survivor, Man Vs. Wild. Beer is also the youngest man to climb Mount Everest at just 23 years old. Also one of Bear’s great achievements is the Antarctic voyage with only one boat. From an early age, Ber climbed trees and climbed with his father. Beer is a former soldier who has been on the verge of death many times. He had an accident with a parachute fall where he was on the verge of being paralyzed for life, but he managed to overcome those difficult days and today he is a person with an enviable career. So far, he has created several shows in which he shares tips for survival in harsh conditions, and in one of his recent projects entitled “Running Wild with Bear Grylls”, he brought with him celebrities such as Ben Steeler, Channing Tatum and Zac Efron, who faced difficult challenges.
If you want to stay in the wilderness you should make preparations in advance to know how to survive there. Bear Grills gives 7 tips on how to survive in the wild.
1. Rescue water and food
Water, as we all know, is a basic means of survival, even more important than food. It is important to know that water that is closer to civilization is probably more polluted than water that is more distant. In the wild you can find rivers, streams and even water flowing through the rocks, so always choose water that is moving, because it is less likely to contain pathogens and be contaminated with bacteria. Also, as absurd as it may sound, if you find yourself in a hopeless situation, a great way to stay hydrated is to drink your own urine. Yes, as ridiculous and absurd as it sounds, it can still save you from dehydration. As Bear Grills calls it, this “Nectar of the Gods” can save you from dehydration, as it will replenish electrolyte levels to some extent.
When it comes to food, it is important to know plants and animals. Given that in the wild you can meet too many animals and plants and many of them will be unknown to you. There are applications that can help you identify plants. It is extremely important to be educated in the field of ecology of the forest around you, because you will be able to easily recognize whether a plant is poisonous or a wild food to eat.
2. From fire failure to success
In the wild you will need fire anyway, whether you need it to warm up, to make food, or simply to chase away predators. If you do not have a lighter or match with you, it is important to understand the value of fire. Fire is important for survival in the wild, because when you need sleep it is important to have a fire burning next to you, to repel predators, and also to prepare food, fish or any meat that you can you find it. If you do not have a lighter or a match with you, Bear Grills recommends fire steel and a striker. You should also have cotton balls soaked in Vaseline with you that can help you settle. These things will help you to light a fire no matter what conditions you find yourself in. You can also light a fire with a lithium-ion battery from your cell phone by stabbing yourself. This will create sparks, heat and can save your life.
3. Climb trees to get a better view
No matter where you are, the highest point of view is always the best option. Climbing the trees will give you a great view so that you can look in the directions in which you can move and save your energy from unnecessary wandering. You need to climb the branches calmly and slowly, because not every branch is as firm and stable as it seems at first glance. The goal is to try to find a human movement, signs of civilization or someone who could help you find the right way out of the wild.
4. Be prepared to send smoke alerts on request
If you have no other options, this alert can save your life. If you do not have fire or flame, the fire tools that you should carry with you, mentioned above, can be of particular use to you. You can quickly create smoke and save your life.
5. Food Tip – Use your sense of smell
Food is extremely important to you, because at some point you will still have to consume at least some food. It is important to rely on your sense of smell to recognize if something is spicy, and it is important to know that the stronger the smell of something, the more likely it is to be poisonous. It is important to be careful about what you eat, because pressure can eat things that are toxic to humans. It is better to pay attention to what other mammals eat.
6. Find the right north with an analog clock or the movement of the sun
The basics of nature are always a good indicator – the sun always sets in the west and rises in the east. Follow the sun’s shadow on a tree so you can determine in which direction it is moving. An analog clock can also be very helpful in finding the right sides.
7. Have a sense of humor
In such situations it is also very important not to lose the positive spirit and think of humor, because it will help you keep your composure and your psyche in good condition. If you lose hope and are disappointed, you also lose the determination that is extremely important in such situations because you will miss the key opportunity to find food, water and shelter. The worst situation you can get into is pessimism, because it can be fatal. You should reject this feature in general and throughout your life, not to allow pessimism to dominate your way of thinking and your life in general.