Top 10 LIES About Survival: What Is MOST Important to Stay Alive?

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Hey what's up everyone Tim here from everyday tactical vids and in this video I'm gonna share with you my opinion
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about ten of the most common lies that I hear people believing about wilderness survival now I want to be real clear
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here the goal of this video is not to rag on people or make fun of people that's not helpful the goal of this
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video is to get us all thinking about what are some of the lies we might believe about wilderness survival and
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how can we counter those lies with truth so that one we're out there in the woods we are prepared for things that might
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happen to us alright let's get started with number 10 one thing I hear said or at least implied sometimes is hey I like
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hiking I like backpacking I like hunting I guess I'll be good at wilderness survival well it's great if you like
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being in the woods but that does not directly correlate to being good at wilderness survival so just because you
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enjoy being out in the woods doing those outdoor activities that's great but that doesn't mean you're ready to go out and
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survive in the woods number 9 one thing I hear popping up often is people asking what's the best
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wilderness survival knife and sometimes connected to that is the idea if I have a knife well then I'm good to go for a
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wilderness survival obviously a knife is a great tool to have but there are plenty people have gotten through really
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bad scenarios without a knife at all if you have one great but having a knife does not mean now you're ready to
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survive in the woods number eight number eight is all about survival tins as you can see I've got a very small survival
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kit here from se but whether it's this one or an Altoids tin that you've made yourself again people think well I've
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got a survival tin and therefore I'm gonna be ready to go in the woods well not necessarily you got to know how to
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use the stuff in the tin in order to be able to affect survival number seven we're looking at line number seven right
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now and it goes something like this if I'm out in the woods and I find a pond a stream or lake or maybe a river
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I'm definitely gonna be able to catch fish not necessarily first of all if you don't have the gear at all it can be
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really hard and secondly people have been skunked when there's what appears to be a really nice body of water what
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you're looking at right here I thought would be awesome for sunfish maybe some smallmouth bass here in New Hampshire I
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got totally skunked so just because you found a body of water doesn't mean you're having fish for dinner number six
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number six is another lie about fishing and it generally goes like this I have a fishing kit therefore I'll be catching
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fish if there's no water around you're probably not catching any fish besides that I want to note that just because
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you have a kit and because there's fish in the water doesn't mean you're always gonna
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catch fish I was fishing in Canada one time I was using lures for most of the day and then I decided hey I'm gonna try
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some worms so I got out was walking around the woods for the better part of probably 45 minutes to an hour trying to
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dig up some worms I could not find a grub a worm or anything like that so just because you have a fishing kit
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doesn't mean you're having fish for dinner number 5 number 5 often looks like this
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I have a firesteel therefore I know I'm going to have a fire life and time in the wilderness is not always that easy
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if you're in a place that has had a ton of rain for days or maybe even weeks or if it's down pouring right in that
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moment sometimes getting a fire started is really really challenging I was camping on the Pacific coast one time
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right on the ocean and I had that fire starting material that LASEK it looks like toothpaste that you put on a log
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and then you light it well I got that started but actually getting a fire started to warm up and to cook my food
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was nearly impossible so remember just because you have a firesteel doesn't mean you're guaranteed to have fire
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number four number four is often connected to the idea of predators what about Cougars what about bears what
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about things like alligators if I'm in a swamp the vast majority of times the things that kill people are not the big
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predators its exposure or its people are hurting themselves and then not being able to get anywhere so if you're
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worried about predators yeah it's something to be aware of but be way more aware of Sun or cold dehydration and
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things like that number three number three is actually a four-letter word it's the word just I'll just do this
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I'll just do that let me give you an analogy years ago when I was doing a lot of indoor rock climbing I'd be at a
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local gym and I'd be tired my arms would be tired my legs would be tired I'd be up on the wall and the person down on
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the ground whose belaying me would say something like alright now just reach up and grab that hold just is not something
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you just do when your arms are tired when you're fatigued and so let's translate that to water in a survival
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when you're in a tough stressful situation it's pretty rare that you're just gonna do something you got to put a
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lot of time and effort and have clarity of thought and the skill set to do it so don't count on the idea I'll just do
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something because it's generally not that easy number two number two often sounds like this I
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probably go two or three days without drinking water so I'm probably okay until then generally speaking that's not
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the case you're gonna feel the impact of dehydration way before two to three days and probably closer to maybe even 10 to
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12 hours and even before that if you're exerting your body now think about the fact that you're probably scared or
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nervous if you're lost in the woods maybe you're injured you're also probably exerting your body as you try
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to put a shelter together or try to make a fire so your body is losing water in that whole process you're gonna feel the
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impact of not having water really quick so don't think you've got two or three days you're gonna need water soon you
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know that phrase hydrate or die that's for real number one all right the number one lie in wilderness survival that I've
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seen over all the years is always connected to what's the most important thing some people say it's all about
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gear if you have the right gear that's high-quality you can survive yes gear is important and very helpful but if you
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don't have knowledge on how to use the gear the gear is not really so useful all right so then I guess it's knowledge
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well knowledge is important but knowing about things versus having skills to actually use different pieces of gear or
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skills to survive well skills are definitely more important than the knowledge okay then it must be skills
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well skills are important too I would definitely take a small number of really important skills over a ton of general
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knowledge but even more important than gear or knowledge or skills it's all about your heart your soul your spirit
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do you have that fight in you that says I'm gonna survive no matter what because if you have all the gear all the
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knowledge and all the skills but you just give up then all that stuff isn't worth anything
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you have to have that heart that soul that spirit that says I'm gonna fight and stay alive that's the most important
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thing in wilderness survival there you have it my top ten lists now let's hear from you in the comments section down
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below what are other lives or misconceptions that you've heard people say about wilderness survival thanks for

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