CPR will save someone’s life in a matter of seconds. Tilt your head back and look at the clouds to stop a nosebleed. If an animal spots you in the wilderness it will chase you relentlessly and maul you. Movies are great at telling stories, but they’re horrible at teaching basic survival skills. Here are five of the ways they’ve led us astray.
If you carry a small survival kit, you should consider adding a condom or two. Many know that they can carry water, but they also work well to help start fires, keep items dry, and can be made into a slingshot.
Survival paracord bracelets can give you up to six metres of 250kg test strength paracord wherever you go. Here’s a new method that also lets you carry fishing hooks, line and sinkers around your wrist.
One thing that’s probably missing from your survival toolkit is a good chainsaw. You might have a small knife that will work in a pinch, but if you’re looking for something with a bit more flare, Instructables user machoturtle has put together a guide for making your own pocket-sized manual chainsaw.