Thursday, September 5, 2013

Survival Skills

Thursday, September 5: Pass on some useful advice or information you learned and always remembered.

Have you ever seen Naked and Afraid? Basically they drop a man and a woman off in some sort of hellhole, take their clothes, let them have one survival item each, and then say "see you in 21 days!". Andy and I are pretty much obsessed. But although I have ZERO survival training and would probably curl up in a ball and die in that kind of situation, apparently I know the cardinal rule of survival better than some of these yahoos.


If you drink the water, you will get very sick and die. I am constantly chanting it at the TV while we are watching. If you haven't seen it boil with your own eyeballs, don't drink it. One guy didn't listen to me screaming at him through the TV. He ended up with malaria or something awful like that in Borneo and almost DIED.

Here are some visual aids for you.

See that guy on the left? His naked butt is in the water. You want to drink that? No. You don't.

Oh some pretty rocks and the water is clear! That means I should drink it. Slow your roll. Check yourself before you wreck yourself.

This is totally safe. A beautiful stream in a forest. What you don't know is that a bear just took a giant dump and now you're drinking it. 

So. If you are ever stuck in the swamps of Louisiana or in the African savannah, remember, do not drink the water.

That is my advice. The end.


The Pink Growl said...

HAHAHA! I haven't seen the naked survival show but I've heard plenty about it. Noted: don't drink the water. Ever. This will now be my excuse to never drink water again. Someone's naked butt could have been in it - YUCK!

Vicki Garrett said...

Thanks for the advice!! I will never ever drink water again. :)

Jamie said...

Hahah. I hope I never have to hear your words ringing in my ears :)

misty said...

i'd definitely boil it first!

Jes said...

I'm seriously thirsty reading this. I want to drink it.


Shaylynn... a girl, a story, a blog said...

holy shit. I could talk to you about Naked and Afraid all day long. I would never, ever, let's make that clear.

Smart Ass Sara said...

Here's what I know from reading the book "Wild": you can buy water purifier things for your back pack. And failing that, there are pills you drop into the water, wait for a bit, and then it's safe to drink.

Yay for books! ;)

Laura Darling said...

Ugh yuck it is so gross to think of all the nasty things that could be in water!