Living Without Technology

Living Without Technology

November 25th, 2012 | Posted in Art & Society, Business & Economy, Environment & Energy

What if, in some post-apocalyptic world, technology is lost or corrupted and we have to live without it? Here are 10 things you should know how to do without technology:

1) Basic self-defense.

Stay in shape. Lifehacker tells you all the most detrimental places to hit a person and gives demonstrations on some basic self-defense moves that everyone should know. Watch videos on the best ways to maximize damage: Leverage your weight, use everyday objects, and use your elbows, knees, and head. And as always, heed these special instructions in case of a zombie apocalypse.

2) Tend to wounds.

Check out the best ways to dress a wound and learn how to perform CPR on various types of people.

3) Make fire.

According to the U.S. Army Survival Manual, a fire can provide both physical and psychological comfort and security.” Besides the obvious uses of fire: warmth that prevents cold-related injuries, cooking, and signaling rescuers; fire can also purify water, sterilize bandages, and make tools and weapons.

Read about 7 different ways to start a fire here or watch Bear Grylls make a fire with friction.

6) Find Shelter.

This could mean learning to make a lean-to that protects you from the elements, or finding a hat that shelters your face from the sun.

5) Identify edible materials in nature.

Find out which plants, bugs, and mushrooms you can eat without harming yourself.

6) Stay safe during natural disasters.

Learn what to do in case of a hurricane, tornado, lightning storm, forest fire, flood, blizzard, earthquake and in an ocean wave.

7) Find clean drinking water.

Learn what to look for in clean drinking water and what to expect in certain areas.

8) Learn to cook.

In case of emergencies it’s always good to know less conventional cooking methods like rock oven baking and pit cooking.

9) Signal for a rescue.

From fire to shiny objects to Morse code. This list gives you every method of signaling for help you could ever think of.

10) Build weapons.

Watch this series of videos on how to make primitive weapons, like spears.

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