BUSTED: 8 Survival Myths that Might Get You Killed – Punching Shark in a Nose It’s Not a Good Idea, Actually

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We all do love adventures and after watching so many cool movies e sometimes may think that Danger is our middle name. But the thing is that not all of the survival tips we know work in reality. So, in order not to let you get fooled and survive Nexter.org prepared 8 myths that will save you in extreme situations.

You can suck the venom out of a snakebite

Myth!  If a bite delivers venom, it’ll immediately enter the bloodstream. Putting your mouth on the bite will deliver extra bacteria to the wound and may simply get venom into your mouth and esophagus. If someone gets bitten, try to keep heart rate low and hold the affected limb below heart level while getting to a hospital.

Always play dead when you are attacked by a bear

If you are out in the woods and you see a bear, the general advice is to quietly back away. If it’s in your yard or around your campsite, make yourself large and loud, which hopefully will scare it off.

But in the case of an actual attack, your reaction strategy should depend on the bear and on the type of attack. Never play dead if a black bear attacks — always fight back.

You need to find a food supply immediately if you are lost in the wilderness

Not even close. You can survive up to six weeks without food. The exact amount of time might vary, depending on starting point and other health issues, but water and shelter from the elements are far more important.

Moss grows on the north side of a tree

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Sorry but that’s not true. Moss can grow on all sides of a tree, depending on environmental conditions. Don’t depend on this bit of folklore for navigation.

If an animal eats something, it’s safe for you to eat it

Don’t trust your cat anymore. Birds and squirrels can eat certain berries and mushrooms that would kill a person.

Rub someone’s skin or put them in a hot tub to warm them up if they’re freezing

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Rubbing frostbitten skin can damage it even more, and hot water can be shocking or damaging for someone dealing with frostbite and hypothermia. You need to warm someone back up slowly, preferably with blankets and some warm water bottles under their armpits.

If a shark attacks you, punch it in the nose

Very funny. It’s really hard to land a solid punch on the nose of a moving shark. In the rare cases in which a shark comes in for a bite, try to put a solid object between you and animal. If that , claw at its eyes and gills.

A lean-to is a great shelter

The right shelter depends on surrounding conditions. In high heat you need shade, but in cooler climates, staying warm is a priority. This means protecting yourself from wind, but it also means building up a layer to insulate you from the cool ground at night. A lean-to might help protect from wind and the elements, but may not be enough to provide warmth.


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We all do love adventures and after watching so many cool movies e sometimes may think that Danger is our middle name. But the thing is that not all of the survival tips we know work in reality. So, in order not to let you get fooled and survive Nexter.org prepared 8 myths that will save you in extreme situations.
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