8 Survival Myths That Will Definitely Make Things Worse

Published on 20 May 2018
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8 Survival Myths That Will Definitely Make Things Worse

You might think you know how to survive if you end up stranded in the wild, but those tips you read on the internet might just make things worse!

Some tips seem too good to be true, and they are. Others are ingrained enough to be common knowledge, except they’re wrong.


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Eating snow
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Cactus juice
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Urine and blood
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http://www.hemochromatosis.org/#over...
http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/bee...
http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/blo...

Moss
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Alcohol
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http://www.princeton.edu/~oa/safety/...
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http://www.istockphoto.com/photo/you...

Frostbite
http://emedicine.medscape.com/articl...
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-c...
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Snakebite
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http://www.umich.edu/~elements/fogler...
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Jellyfish
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