10 Survival Tips That Can Really Save Your Butt Out There

4. Sleep in an elevated bed to avoid hypothermia.

10 Survival Tips That Can Really Save Your Butt Out There

Once you’ve managed to find water, and since it’s always smart to avoid walking in the darkness to prevent accidents, you’ll want to find shelter if you have to spend the night in the wilderness. If you can’t find a cave or any other way to protect yourself from rain, you have to make sure to insulate your body from the cold ground by sleeping elevated, in order to avoid hypothermia.

5. Rub your hands with pine needles to reduce mosquito bites.

10 Survival Tips That Can Really Save Your Butt Out There

Although no natural remedy against mosquitoes works as effectively as DDT, you can use natural remedies to avoid these potentially dangerous insects. Pine oil, for example, can act as a deterrent to mosquitos and certain types of ticks due to its smell. Burning leaves such as citronella, could also repel insects.

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