We’ve all seen or have at least heard about lost, and most of us have asked ourselves this question at least once in our life; Can I survive on a deserted island? If this statement speaks to you in any way, shape, or form, then you are on the right page.
Come along with us and learn some pretty nifty tips about how you can survive and get rescued if you ever find yourself on an uninhabited island. So, without further ado, let’s dive into this blog and learn some pretty practical tips that make or break your likelihood of survival on a deserted island.
1. Stay calm
Keep your cool; you have to be level-headed here; panicking will only make everything worst than it already is. Whenever there is an emergency, the first thing you need to do is ground yourself and don’t panic. This can make a real difference in a life or death situation.
When panicking, you aren’t thinking rationally and will work on impulse rather than critical thinking, which is terrible in this kind of situation. If you find yourself in this unlikely situation, it is primordial that you keep a positive mindset and keep calm.
After a plane crash, there are always rescue teams around that search for the bodies of the deceased and for any potential survivors. Even though this is an unlike situation, many people have been in this situation and came out of this unscathed. You’ll have to adapt to this situation and believe that help is coming because it most likely will.
2. Make a rescue signal
Before looking for a water or food source, we recommend making a rescue signal that is big enough to be seen from the sky. This will make it easier for the rescuers to locate you. This might seem like a given, but many people panic and forget to do this really important step.
Some pretty simple or effective rescue signals are:
- Spell out SOS or HELP with rock, this may be time-consuming, but it is one of the easiest ways to show your location. Instead of using rocks, you can also use branches to spell this would use whatever material is readily available to you.
- If you have a lighter or matches on you, you can create a fire using wet woods, wet food will create more smoke, and this makes it easier to locate you.
3. Look for other survivors and salvage what you can
Whether you were on a plane or boat before the wreck, you wouldn’t be the only passenger on board, so you can try looking for other survivors, making this whole experience easier as you will have help and company. It is always better to survive together as you can help one another during this dreadful endeavor.
Even if you find just one other survivor, this makes the whole experience less scary and more bearable, and it is also good for the psychic to know that you aren’t in this alone. The other survivors may also have skills that you don’t necessarily possess, which might increase your chances of survival.
Some of the things you might want to look for are knives, canned food, lighters, matches, or anything that you deem helpful. You’ll also want to salvage anything you can from your boat or airplane, as this will increase your chances of survival. Whatever you salvage may help you later on and might even aid in your survival on that deserted island.
A knife is one of the best things you can have if you find yourself stranded on an island, as it is a pretty versatile tool to own and will be helpful throughout your journey there. It will help you build a shelter, fend for yourself and even go hunting if it is necessary.
Whenever I’m traveling, I always think of the worst-case scenario and what you happen if the plane crashes at sea. To quote my partner, I am someone who thrives on stress, and I get through these ridiculous scenarios to calm myself down. I’m prepared to make it through a deserted island if I have to, and that makes me sleep on both ears on the plane.
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