Sometimes, fire keeps wild animals away from a survivor making his way through the woods. However, there are times wild animals are drawn to fire for warmth and making fire at this point would be very dangerous.
The Need For Water
A person trying to survive the wild will find it difficult to without water. A person can only survive as long as five days without any intake of water, and this further points to the need to preserve water, even the ones in the body. Perspiration brings about water loss, and in order to prevent this, the individual will have to regulate his or her movement. Also regular intake of water when it is available should be encouraged as it will increase the amount of water in the body, pushing the body further away from dehydration.
Dehydration causes dizziness, lethargy, headache, and even confusion. Eventually dehydration can leas to death. When one is dehydrated, his or her performance is affected and most times the person losses focus. In the wild where clear thinking is essential for survival, dehydration is bad news.
In the wild, one can get culinary root tubers, edible nuts, beans, cereals, edible moss, edible mushrooms and fruits among others. Simple preparation by boiling will do and the food will be ready to be eaten. Most of the food contain calories which a survivor needs for energy. Plants provide the easiest food one can find in the jungle with enough nourishment to match the ones gotten from hunting animals. Their static positions and the little or nothing it required to eat of them make for the easiest acquiring of nourishment.