One thing that can minimize and even negate the effects of exposure and cold temperatures for extended periods of time is 9 feet of paracord. The difference between life and death; the difference between comfort and pain; the difference between a perfect “s’more” and just having a piece of a Hershey bar and a stale marshmallow on a graham cracker is the thing that man has quested for since the dawn of time – Fire. You are about to learn how to create fire quickly and easily using nothing more than a shoelace.
Fire is caused by heat, and heat is caused by friction. Friction is caused by the incessant spinning of the spindle within the notch of the spindle block. With continued spinning at as high a rate of speed as possible, there will come a point where you will notice a small amount of smoke. You should pay very close and careful attention to the tinder surrounding the spindle at this time for as soon as you notice the smoke, and of course, even the smallest glow or spark coming from the tinder pile, you will immediately cup your hands around the tinder pile and gently blow into it so as to feed oxygen into, and encourage even the slightest spark or ember that may have been created.
Be careful trying to reuse some boxes such as fire starter logs and beer boxes. I have used these in the past, but I was required to cover up the flammable and beer lettering portion.
Beware of the weather conditions, windy nights can play havoc in not only starting a fire but may cause damage to camping equipment, and not just yours. Common sense is a must here, if in doubt, play it safe.
15. MAKE A lifetime warranty amazon. Make a survival kit for your first night in your new home. This should include items that will get you through the night if it’s too late to unpack or the movers didn’t show up. Helpful items to include might be: non-perishable food, can opener, paper plates, plastic utensils, bottled water, a flashlight, a few towels, sheets, toiletries, a blanket, toilet paper, pen/paper, a few small games or magazines and a change of clothes for everyone.
Typically, it is major trips and expeditions that are well planned with emphasis on survival. This is natural in some sense, as you are already planning to be outdoors for an extended period of time. It is the weekend warrior going for a Sunday afternoon hike, that can end up in the most trouble as in these situations, no thought is given to wilderness survival. After all, it is just a little afternoon hike, right? Wrong !
Food and water are the most two important things that human need for survival. Make sure to have enough of them if you need to struggle with disaster and other emergency situations so that you will have more chances of surviving this situation.