Survival and emergency food tips

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However, in a wilderness emergency situation there are a few things to keep in mind.


Some reminders about to get food in a survival situation.

Starving to death is not an immediate problem. A person can survive for weeks without food. Food is one of the last priorities in a survival situation. If you eat you also need water, as water is necessary to digest the food.

Try and conserve your body's energy reserves. It would also be wiser to rest instead of aimlessly searching for food and depleting the much-needed body energy. However, if you can acquire food easily then, of course, go for it.

Food will help keep you alert and in a better state of mind to deal with your predicament. In cold weather, food becomes much more important because your body needs extra calories to stay warm.


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