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How to Get Hydration From Cacti

How to Get Hydration From Cacti

Finding water in a cactus is common survival lore, but it’s not exactly true. While you can, in fact, find hydration in a cactus, it’s not as simple as cutting one open and glugging down some fresh, clean, drinking water. Cacti can, on the other hand, still save your life, if you know what you’re doing. They do in fact retain water, or moisture, rather, and if you open them up correctly, you can access that life-giving hydration. Here’s a simple guide: Flat cacti There are two main types of cacti, and one is the kind with flat parts. What you do […]

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Desert Survival Tips – Stay Alive When the Heat Rises

Desert Survival Tips – Stay Alive When the Heat Rises

If you ever find yourself in a survival situation in the middle of the desert, or any other hot climate for that matter, you need to know a few basic tips to help you increase your chance of survival. The heat can take quite a toll on the body, and you need to be extremely careful if you hope to stay healthy. The following tips can help. Stay Out of the Sun as Much as Possible One of the first and most important things to do in these situations is to keep out of the sun. Try to find a […]

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Tips for Desert Survival

Tips for Desert Survival

With approximately 1/5 of the world’s land area being classified as a desert, it’s worth considering when learning about survival even if you don’t live in the desert.  As with all survival scenarios, you will first need to take care of shelter, then water, and last of all food.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind if you find yourself stranded in the desert fighting for survival.   Shelter Shelter in the desert, like everywhere else is mainly to regulate body temperature.  In the desert, this will usually be to keep from over-heating.  Find any possible shade during […]

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Desert Shelter for Heat Relief

Desert Shelter for Heat Relief

As we’ve talked about before, shelter should be your foremost concern in almost every survival situation.  Many would overlook this in the desert and opt to search for water.  Since finding additional water might not be likely, or even possible, your survival is going to hinge on your ability to reduce your need to sweat and ability to conserve the water you do have.  For this reason, daytime shelter in the desert is one of the most important factors.  This is how to build one of the most effective shelters for protection from the heat using tarps.   Dig Look […]

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