Sunday, 29 April 2012

Survival Tips: How to Retain Fluids

To keep fluid loss to the minimum, take the following precautions:

  • Avoid exertion, just rest

  • Don't smoke

  • Keep cool, stay in shade. If there is none, erect a cover to provide it

  • Do not lie on hot ground or heated surfaces

  • Don't eat, or eat as little as possible. If there is no water available, fluid will be taken from the vital organs to digest food, thus further increasing dehydration. Fat is hardest to digest and takes a lot of fluid to break it down

  • Never drink alcohol. It also takes fluid from vital organs to break it down

  • Don't talk and breathe through the nose, not the mouth.


 

 

Friday, 27 April 2012

Survival Stresses

Getting lost in the wild or trap in a cave, or stranded lifeboat will be the test for survival. These survival situation will put you under pressure, both physical and mental. You will have to overcome some or all of the following stresses in order to survive:

  • Thirst, hunger and fatigue

  • Pain, illness and injury

  • Sleep deprivation

  • Fear and anxiety

  • Cold and/ or heat

  • Loneliness and isolation

  • Boredom

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Tips when Travelling Alone

Know Before You Go
Learn about Your destination, especially when traveling to a foreign country. Adapt your dress and demeanor to comply with local customs.

Learn about the Place Your Staying
Get to know the Hotel staff or the place where You will be staying. It would be wise to get a card from the counter with the hotel's name, address and phone number and keep this card on you at all times.

 

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