Distinguishing between pure destruction and furry cuteness is sometimes is not such an easy task, especially if you are stranded in the wild. In fact, some of animals that look cute happen to be the world’s most prolific killers in the wild. A hunting expedition or a camping vacation gone awry can render you susceptible to an attack by some of North America’s most dangerous and feared predators.
While bumping into a massive predator can be one of the life’s most petrifying encounters, devising prudent tricks to survive can mean a great difference between life and death. Ideally, your survival in the wild entirely depends on how you can avoid the following top 6 North American predators.
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Every hiker’s worst nightmare is being stranded cold and alone in the depth of the woods. Few people know how they’ll react or survive in such extreme conditions. By following a few tips and tricks, you can ensure that you are prepared with the essentials for combating the cold.
1. Building a Shelter
Constructing a shelter is the first way to get out of the cold and reduce your exposure. The most common type of shelter for this circumstance is the lean-to. Constructing a basic lean-to with branches and shrubbery will protect from wind, rain and snow. In order to insulate and keep generated heat inside the lean-to, be sure to pack snow around the exposed areas. This will create a shelter that will protect from most of the elements you’ll experience in the cold. Another great tool for shelter is the use of a fallen tree as cover. This requires expending less energy in gathering resources, but does require energy to dig a hole out from under the fallen tree.
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