SURVIVAL SKILLS AFRICA | Surviving the African wilderness

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Survival skills, tips and tricks and how to prioritize survival needs. A consolidated list of survival skills, particularly applicable to sub-tropical and temperate regions like Southern Africa. Survival skills in this video include surviving river crossings, survival navigation, survival fires through bowdrill fire, flint and steel and ferro rod techniques. How to find water in the wilderness, shelter and bed building and survival trapping and foraging.

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This video will be followed by a series of shorter survival skills episodes that will focus on specific survival priorities. Below is a list of chapters in this video so that you can skip ahead and easily find skills shared in the video. You may find some duplicate chapters as I skip to and from tasks during the video.

00:00 Introduction
01:15 Survival priorities
01:30 How to navigate to water
02:15 Make a compass by magnetizing a needle
05:50 Finding water
06:03 Risks in approaching the water
07:10 2 Corinthians 10v4 submit your thoughts to Christ
08:06 Skeleton in the bush
08:41 Collecting resources for fire
10:22 How to cross a river safely
12:25 Making a grappling hook
12:51 Into the water
14:05 Signs of hypothermia
14:35 Preventing hypothermia with a mylar blanket and tea candle
17:00 Following game trails to water
20:15 Through the swampy river
21:45 Emergency plastic bag shelter
22:43 Coping with the emotional circumstances of survival
24:05 Pine as a survival resource
27:38 Principals of making a bowdrill fire
30:50 Drilling for fire with a bowdrill
34:30 Foraging in the forest
35:09 How to choose a campsite
35:40 Building a debris shelter
36:40 Insulating a shelter with plant material
37:13 Building a debris bed to insulate you in cold weather
39:40 Importance of rest for survival
40:25 Making a ferro rod campfire
42:03 Hot rocks for a warm bed and fire safety tips
43:16 Making pine needle tea
44:08 How to get pine nuts from pine cones
44:44 Soaking pine needles for tea (cont.)
45:06 Principles of foraging
45:28 Making a hot water bottle
46:03 Fire safety (cont.)
46:38 Stacking hot rocks in my shelter (cont.)
48:23 Deuteronomy 32v10 God’s presence in the wilderness
49:20 Harvesting pine nuts for eating
51:00 Feeding pine nuts to Indy (and myself cont.)
51:10 Building a humane cage trap
51:58 How to make a trigger for a trap
57:09 Testing the trap
57:30 Transpiration bag principals
58:00 Navigating with an analogue watch
59:30 Setting up a transpiration bag
01:02:27 Making char cloth
01:05:58 How to process a tinder bundle
01:06:54 Lighting a fire with flint and steel
01:08:12 Fire hardening my bowdrill bearing block
01:09:00 Fire rocks for cutting tools
01:09:30 Fire hardening done processing (cont.)
01:09:40 Thank you and Live Ready

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He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye. Deuteronomy 32v10

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