Sunday, August 28, 2011

Peventing disease


One of the many concerns one might face while braving the wilderness is the threat of disease. It's much easier to prevent a disease than it is to cure one with limited resources so here are some tips you can use to your advantage:
  • Protect food and drink from flies and vermin
  • Bury excreta
  • Wash yourself often and avoid swallowing water when you do
  • Wash and smoke louse-ridden clothes
  • Cover body to reduce risk of insect bites
  • Sterilize eating utensils
  • Wash and peel fruit
  • Clean hands often, especially when eating or preparing food.
  • Purify drinking water
  • Get all suitable immunization before traveling
Most of these are common sense but they are important to keep in mind either way so stay vigilant!

23 comments:

  1. All good things to keep in mind! Great post

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  2. How do I purify water and sterilize my eating utensiles with no means?

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  3. Nice tips.
    Now I just need balls to go into nature and try to survive by myself!

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  4. Great advice! You can use sunlight or boil water to purify it.

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  5. Pretty sound advice. I can't believe that people wouldn't think about doing these.

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  6. Good tips, and like you said most are common sense, but unfortunately people seem to neglect the whole washing of their hands thing lol.

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  7. Agreed. You need common sense and a little bit of knowledge to survive out there.

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  8. Yep, I think it's more about common sense than anything. Not just anyone can survive in the wilderness. Hell, just looking at most people I know, I don't know how humans ever managed to stay alive before civilization.

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  9. Thanks for the tips; also, cool picture ;)

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  10. Yeah. It would suck to be ill whilst lost in the wilderness. :D

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  11. Survival 101, still solid and easy to follow advice. The photo was great.

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  12. When I retreat to my cabin to write my manifesto I'll keep these in mind.

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  13. Really like the picture and also some great info :D

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  14. This was a great read! Makes me miss watching Man V. Wild, enjoying Bear Grylls do some crazy stuff.

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  15. Wow I learn a lot about living in wilderness in your blog, a lot of things I have never heard about in my life!

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  16. Good advice, or just stay inside your germ free bubble like i do.

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