Water is a deciding factor between life and death throughout a survival situation. One of the biggest killers in the wild is lack of water, or dehydration. Dehydration is detected by thirst, little to no sweat, no urination, and exhaustion. Devoid of water, a person dies from dehydration in within three to five days, but in an unforgiving survival situation the time before death is reduced due burdens on the body. Water is challenging to acquire; however, it is straightforward to do with basic knowledge of how water flows, geological features, and how some plants retain water (Muma 3). All plants require water, and the majority store water inside themselves; this element alone could give people a sufficient amount of water to survive. If chewed on, almost any green plant or leaf will produce water (Muma 9). Erik Falk said, “Water is very rarely drinkable in the wild, so some kind of purification is neces...
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...aybe not even once in a lifetime, but when it is extraordinarily easy to learn simple skills to save themselves people should learn them. If given the chance to learn a skill to potentially save a life the intelligent thing to do would be to learn it. The opportunity to prepare to escape death is more than adequate motivation to gain knowledge of some fundamental and exceptionally useful skills.
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