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Water - the best guide

Today we talk about a very distinguished, but at the same time a little-known survival for non-professionals, a method of navigation. Today, our guide will be water. Yes it is water, oddly enough. Despite the seeming chaos of the forest streams, ravines itp - All this is a complex system, which will take you out of difficult situations for people.

That's how the water system, all from the smallest droplets, flows down to form ravines, gullies and other characteristic forms of relief. The water from the ravine fall in small streams and rivers and carried to a great river. And as you know, a big river - a sure sign of human habitation. So, the closer to the river - the closer to salvation.

Enough in an unfamiliar area for signs of water movement: ravines, gullies, old river beds or streams. They will bring you to the creek or river, and then to the big river.

In the dense forest or jungle, difficult to find a river or small stream bed. If you climb the hill or tree - it is possible for failures in the crowns of the forest to find the likely location of the flow of rivers and move there.

But here are a few but. The streams may fall not only in traditional river that somehow we are interesting, and underground rivers. This is especially often in the mountains, when following the river, literally touches the rock.

Also a controversial point is the very movement on the river or along its shores. River - the right way to people. But there are a number of dangers. Usually the banks of rivers is difficult passable. Due to the abundance of moisture is usually very well-developed vegetation. Also, water attracts animals, including large predators.

Move, to raft on the river on a raft or other improvised craft is also dangerous, because not known whether there is a river rapids and waterfalls. Also in the river can live crocodiles. Thank God - in our latitudes, these reptiles do not. But nobody knows where we will be and with whom they face in their lives.

movement on the river

Need to weigh all the risks, take into account the prospect of wandering through the forest or jungle without being tied to a water compass and make a decision. To use such a conductor, like water or not.

Orientation along rivers in arid regions, deserts, savannas, has its own peculiarity. It does not need to go downstream and up to the beginning. The fact that the river in the lower reaches may simply dry up and not take you anywhere. In the upper reaches, as a rule you can find traces of civilization.

 

 

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