The secrets to survive in the Wilderness

Posted on Jun 20, 2024 in India Discovery,Student Speak

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We, the students of Pacific World School, embarked on a journey to Sonaghat, Chail. We learnt different survival skills, and our learning is what we would like to share with you.

To start off, let’s dive deep into the importance of managing your resources. In the wilderness, there are limited resources. The main resources around you are wood, rocks, and leaves. These are very useful resources and have to be utilised carefully. These can be utilised in various ways such as building a shelter, cooking food, administering first aid using sticks and a cloth, and building a fire.

It is important to understand that various medical emergencies can be treated by creatively using the resources around you. For instance, there are three different ways to build a stretcher to help carry an injured person. In the first method, two peers face each other and cross their arms to create a seat-like stretcher for the injured. In the second method, two long and strong sticks are wrapped partially with a cloth. In the third method, three jackets are turned inside out and then threaded through by two sticks to create a stretcher.

Even fractures can be temporarily treated using our limited resources. In case of a leg fracture, two pieces of cloth/string/leaves can be used to secure a stick placed on the fractured leg. Similarly, in case of a hand fracture, a sweater/shirt/jacket can be tied to secure the hand to the shoulder. This halts any movement so the leg or the hand can heal properly.

All the information provided to us at the camp was very useful and provided a sense of safety. Moreover, it taught us to maintain a strong character even in a sticky situation. Along with physical strength, it is equally important to have emotional strength and intelligence. One small breakdown or panic attack may lead to severe consequences.

It is important to understand that any one can survive in the wild. Even though we expected the trek to be hard, we will cherish these moments for life! This trip was necessary for us to get out of our normal routine and just enjoy the beauty of nature. We had a lot of fun but we also learnt necessary skills required to survive in the wilderness.

Writen By Aarush Gupta, Anushka Singh & Shriya Sharma (Pacific World School, Greater Noida).

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