These Survival Myths Could Actually Get You Killed



Our love of reckless recreation, and our fascination with ‘lost in the wilderness’ movies means that almost all of us could reel off at least a few survival tactics. The trouble is, are they reliable or could some of them actually make things considerably worse.

Join us as we explore Survival Myths That Could Actually Get You Killed!

#debunked #survivalmyths

What are the 5 most important survival skills?
What is a survival tip?
How to survive in life?
Wilderness survival myths that can get you killed
Is it possible to survive in the wilderness?
How do you survive stranded in the wilderness?
What does it take to survive in the wild?

CHAPTERS:
Should You Light A Fire In A Cave?
Does Alcohol Warm You Up?
Does Boiling Water Make It Safe To Drink?
Can You Drink Water From A Cactus?
Should You Burn, Salt Or Rip Leeches Off?

CREDITS:
Stu K – Researcher / Writer | Illustrator | Producer | Presenter
Mark W – Researcher | Writer
Ross W – Illustrator | Editor | Animator
Robin M – Guest VO

MUSIC CREDITS
Epidemic Sounds

SOURCES

WATER QUALITY LINKS
https://mywaterquality.ca.gov/habs/what/visualguide_fs.pdf

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-05517-z
https://www.livescience.com/55435-does-drinking-alcohol-warm-your-body.html

https://www.popsci.com/so-youve-been-bitten-by-leech-whats-worst-that-could-happen/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/blogs/national-museum-of-natural-history/2019/08/23/smithsonian-scientist-mission-make-leeches-less-scary/
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/14/10-stomachs-32-brains-and-18-testicles-a-day-inside-the-uks-only-leech-farm
https://www.qvh.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Medicinal-Leeches-0336.pdf
https://www.desertmuseum.org/books/nhsd_cactus_.php

Cactus water will make you sick


https://specialtyproduce.com/produce/Barrel_Cactus_Fruit_12670.php
https://www.lpi.usra.edu/education/explore/ice/background/allAboutWater/
https://www.cdc.gov/healthywater/emergency/making-water-safe.html#Boil
https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/Harmful-algal-blooms
https://mywaterquality.ca.gov/habs/what/visualguide_fs.pdf
https://epa.illinois.gov/topics/water-quality/monitoring/algal-bloom/identifying.html
https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIDHS/bulletins/2508e86

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