How To Survive In The Tundra

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How To Survive In The Tundra
How To Survive In The Tundra

A person can survive in any conditions, even in the harsh tundra. An equipped traveler is able to spend the winter in the north, it is more difficult for those who find themselves in extreme conditions unexpectedly, for example, after a plane crash. But even without special training, it is possible to survive in the tundra.

How to survive in the tundra
How to survive in the tundra

It is necessary

  • - knife;
  • - matches;
  • - warm clothes and shoes;
  • - parachute;
  • - ropes;
  • - skiing;
  • - compass;
  • - a flask for water.


Step 1

If your plane crashed in the tundra, stay near the wreckage. Build a shelter from parts of the fuselage that will protect you from the wind. If you decide to look for a settlement in order to report the disaster, take with you everything you need: a supply of clothing, parachutes, fresh water, a knife, matches.

Step 2

Choose the direction of travel. Siberian rivers flow north, and people live mainly in the south, so go against the current. In winter, be guided by the stars, the North Star will point you to the north, or make a compass from a magnetized needle.

Step 3

Walk in the winter in boots made of parachute lines so as not to fall into the snow when walking. Do not go out on the river ice in spring and autumn, walk along the shore. In summer, use a pole to check the soil for fragility: the soil of the tundra is swampy.

Step 4

Change clothes regularly to dry, if possible dry wet. The jacket and trousers must be protected from wind and cold, under them wear clothes that retain heat, and on the body underwear that absorbs moisture. Preventing colds will allow you to survive in the tundra.

Step 5

In summer, take fresh water from ponds and rivers, but be sure to boil it. Use an empty tin can as a container. In winter, melt ice or snowballs. To save fuel, place a piece of ice on a dark tarp and wait for the sun to melt it, collect the water in a prepared container.

Step 6

Get food by setting traps or nets for small animals, birds, catch fish. Boil the extracted meat so as not to become infected with parasite eggs. Store prey in a dug hole or hang from a tree branch. In the summer, eat berries, cook lichen, look for bird eggs and insect larvae.

Step 7

Take shelter at night or find shelter among the rocks. Stick sticks into the ground or snow, pull the parachute canopy on top. Do not make the hut large, because you have to keep warm in it with the help of breath and body heat. Build a couch out of branches and moss. In winter, make a more reliable and stable shelter from snow blocks and ice; you will need a knife to make parts. In the summer, if you don't have a parachute, build a canopy with a wall to protect you from the wind.

Step 8

Make a fire out of the wind. To do this, line the fireplace with stones or dig a hole in the snow. If a fire will be made in an ice hut, then make a hole in the upper part of the roof for smoke to escape. Heat the fire with dry twigs and moss. If you are lucky enough to come across coal seams, stock them up and use them to keep the fire going.

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