It is possible to write a book about how famous superheroes survived in the most extreme of situations, for example, Robinson Crusoe and Rambo. But are all of the methods they used really safe and effective?
We have watched a lot of movies and decided that you should know about the things you shouldn’t do, if you want to survive.
Myth № 1: A cave is the perfect place to start a fire.
It seems to be safe and even romantic… The fire and the high temperature will heat the rocks. These rocks will expand when exposed to heat. And this can cause the rocks to fall on the person’s head. The only place you should start a fire is in a wide-open space outside.
Myth № 2: You can eat raw fish you have just caught. People eat sushi all the time.
The only thing that the movies don’t show is a potential digestion disorder caused by bacteria and microorganisms. Since there’s no first aid kit or ambulance in the wild, don’t take the risk — cook any fish you’ve caught over a fire. By the way, the same goes for the raw blood of animals. Ewww…
Myth № 3: You can throw a grenade and it won’t make a sound.
In reality, after activating a grenade, a firing pin inside of it makes a sound. This is why it’s really important to throw the grenade right after you activate it — not only because of the explosion but because of the pin — it can even damage your arm. Not a single action movie shows this aspect and this is exactly what delays the actual explosion by 3-4 seconds.