It may take as little as 15 minutes for you to become dehydrated on a hot day. If you are dehydrated, you may notice the following:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Rapid and shallow breathing
- High temperature
- Rapid heart rate
- Decreased alertness or complete loss of consciousness
If you experience any of these symptoms, seek shade or air conditioning, and cool off. Pouring water on your head and neck, or immersing your hands in water above the wrists will help you cool off. Drink plenty of fluids and eat a banana to help replenish the fluids you have lost through your sweat.
HOW TO PREVENT FROM DYING OF STARVATION?
Fruits growing on fruit trees can be eaten once they are ripe. Examples are a yellow banana. If the fruit is yellow, it is edible. If it is in other colors, it shows that it is poisoned or it is still not ready to eat. So most of the trees growing there are fruit trees, so fruits can be obtained and be eaten. If there is a beach nearby, the stranded person can use a thick stick and go into the sea and catch either a fish or a squid if you are lucky. To catch a fish you have to use the thick stick and spear it through the fish. After catching the fish you have to start making the fire. To make the fire first thing to do is to get a few logs and also a few dry leaves as well. If you have a matchstick, use it to make the fire the dry leaves. Alternately if you do not have the matchsticks, use two stones and rub them against each other. When the two stones rub against each other, friction is caused.this, in return, causes sparks to be made. When the making of the sparks increases slowly, place the dry leaves below the stones where the sparks are made. The sparks will then fall on the leaves and the leaves will catch fire. After they catch fire, place the logs next to the leaves and soon the logs will start burning. Then slowly one by one, place each log near each burning log and soon, there will be a fire. Then use the fire to cook the fish.
HOW TO PREVENT TURNING
MAD DUE TO LONELINESS?
When boredom is experienced it is a sign that the survivor is not grasping the seriousness of the situation, and therefore is not going about the business of systematic survival. It can also be a sign of a lack of the most powerful survival tool¡ªthe will to live. People unfamiliar with nature tend to become bored faster than those who have a practical understanding of the environment they are in. Those who know the woods, swamp, mountains, or desert that they are "stranded" in tend to pick up on important, beneficial information faster than those who feel intimidated or otherwise uncomfortable in their surroundings.
Loneliness is very common. Man is by nature a social animal¡ªwe crave human companionship. When you feel lonely you may become forlorn, which can lead to a feeling of helplessness. Just because you are alone doesn't mean you must be lonely.
The key to dealing with both of these threats is useful activity. The busier you are, the less bored and lonely you will feel. When you think that nothing else can be done to increase the chances of your getting out alive, reevaluate and think again. There is always something practical to be done when trying to survive. Always.
HOW TO ALERT PASSING SHIPS OR AIR PLANES?
Most of the people stranded on an island try to communicate people who travel long distances to get them to rescue them. Some of them succeed while others cannot succeed. Some other people who live by the saying¡± practice makes perfect¡± and they try again. And eventually they succeed and get to get back to their home in any part of the great world. Another way is to start a fire by using two stones and rubbing them with each other. In return there will be sparks. Then place lots of dry leaves under the two stones which produce sparks. The leaves will then catch fire. Then place logs one by one and wait for them to burn. After some time, you should be able to catch fire and the fire is then started. If a gust of wind blows away the fire, you just have to blow very hard and then the fire will continue to blow. After you finished making the fire, you have to produce lots of smoke, which will eventually go up to the air and hopefully an air vehicle will spot the smoke and would come to the island.
HOW TO SET A FIRE?
It is not really easy to start a fire, especially when you are stranded on an island. If stranded on an island first, try to get dry leaves, lots of them. then take two large stones and make them rub against each other. in return, the two stones produce friction, which in return, produces sparks. Then what you have to do is to place a few leaves that are enough to cover the space of the two stones. the sparks produced by the two stones will then fall on the leaves and the leaves will then catch fire. Slowly put more leaves as fast as possible. after they all catch fire, place a few logs, one by one, so that they can slowly catch fire after they all catch fire your making of a fire is complete.