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Old 09-09-2008, 06:47 PM   #5
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Default Re: How to Learn Survival


Big animals – Bears, Lions, Deer (Deer are the mammal 2nd most responsible for deaths in the US)

Avoid unknown animals, snakes, spiders, stingers, venom carriers, if bit treat as if poisonous, slow down absorption rate so body can handle slow additions of venom

Avoid frightening large wildlife, back away, and make noise to let animals know you’re approaching (from safe distance)

Be more wary around older or injured animals as they are most likely very hungry, and will take more risks

Martial points on larger animals are eyes, they will give up real quick for future survivability

If spotted by large wildlife, gather everyone together in a more intimating number as most large animals tend to get intimidated instead of thinking they have a target isolated or away from “the pack” (little ones in the middle or back), try to look “bigger” using loose clothing or coats to increase the optical size of yourself and others, this breaks the frame of vision up, hiding the neck or other “targets” on the body (neck, legs etc) A space blanket is perfect for this and they also make noise

Bears have “fight flight” reaction meaning they will chase you if you run, by instinct alone. If you have to evac then do it SLOW down hill as bears cant move fast downhill without possible loss of balance because butt is higher than head making running down hill difficult. Most bears can run near 40 MPH so evac by running isn’t a safe reaction

If bear becomes interested in you, talk to it, no sudden movements, as bear approaches, talk louder and become more defiant of his approach just as in nature among animals, if you stay quiet; you are inviting the bear for closer inspection

If attacked by a large animal, go limp or play dead FACE DOWN as larger animals are not interested in dead animals

Children are the largest target of wild animals, passing by the elderly just to get to the children, but keep them with you and on the ground, never pick up a child to protect it as your movements match those of the wild animals, having your child crawl up to you is better

Lean and use animal language and vocalizations

Crouching lions are bad news, a random passing is OK, and they talk physically like cats, if they see you, do not look away as they will think they still have a chance because you didn’t see them
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