3 Great Survival Tips From a Reader’s Digest Editor

3 great survival tips from a reader's Digest editorLast week, we featured “The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook” as our Travel Book of the Week. The book was the source of a number of great tips in a Reader’s Digest story called “20 Everyday Fixes to Survive Basically Anything.” From that original story, here’s today’s tip:

“As the longtime editor of many of the Reader’s Digest survival stories, Beth Dreher learned a lot about how to stay alive in dire circumstances. Here, 
she gives us her most important 
survival tips:

  • Find water: As the subjects of my stories know too well, you can last only about four days without water. To ward off dehydration, search for animals, birds (especially songbirds), insects (especially honeybees), and green vegetation, all of which can indicate that water is nearby. Rock crevices may also hold small caches of rainwater.
  • Find food: You can survive up to three weeks without food, but a growling stomach will set in much sooner. These four items are always edible: grass, cattails, acorns, and pine needles. A simple rhyme can help you identify safe-to-eat berries: “White and yellow, kill a fellow. Purple and blue, good for you.”
  • Brave an animal ambush: We’ve all read about bear and shark attacks. But what about an aggressive wolf or deer? Regardless of species, stand your ground. Running will trigger the animal’s chase mentality, and unless you’re trying to avoid a snake, you won’t be able to run fast enough.”

Read more of Beth’s proven survival skills here.

 

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2 Comments on "3 Great Survival Tips From a Reader’s Digest Editor"

  1. Pokeweed has purple berries and they are poisonous.

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