You're out hiking with friends and forgot your phone charger at the camp site. You somehow get seperated from the group, but lucky for you, you have a old compass so you at least know what direction the camp site is. You're walking back and its getting dark. You trip and fall and all of a sudden you get your hand caught in a bear trap. From a distance you see a Mountain lion , but it looks like its headed your way. You have a machete on you You realize you have a few choices. You can either try to hack your hand off and try to fight the mountain lion with the machete or hack it off and just run, Just lay there and take a gamble and hope it doesn't see or smell you, Or find peace with dying. What do you do?
Most Helpful Girl
Use some kind of object to help get my hand out of the trap. Like a rock or something. Wrap my hand up the best I can. Run the fuck out of there as fast as I can. If I have to face it. Guess I'll have to try some ways to scare the shit out of it.0
Most Helpful Guy
I think the better question is why would I be taking a phone on a camping trip anyway I always carry my K-Bar with me when out in the wilderness, as for the bear trap there ways to decompress the springs in them and cause the jaws to fall open releasing whatever is caught in them such as using your bodyweight or a knife to pry them open, unless it is one of the old huge double jawed ones then you need a special tool for it.
Once I removed the trap I'd rip or cut my shirt to apply pressure to the wound then prepare my knife and take my chances with the mountain lion since they hunt alone, and there is no way I'd b able to outrun one especially bleeding. If I fight I at least have a chance to survive.
After that is over assuming I won, if I was bleeding to much to make it back to town or camp, I'd quickly make a fire using the flint that I carry in addition to my knife, start a fire heat my blade up and preform cauterization to stop the bleeding. And if necessary harvest some meat from the lion I just killed to nourish myself and then get back to camp.
My father is a soldier and trained me in military survival and I have studied the United States Special forces survival and guerrilla warfare book/guide so I think I'd have a pretty good idea of what I'd need to do.
Even without my fathers teachings or the guide/book, basic survival techniques, tactics and instincts would be able to get your through this.
Even for those that don't camp or go out into the wilderness much it pays to know what to do and how to survive in such a scenario because you have no clue when you could be put into that situation. A lot of people have never though they'd be put into that kind of situation and thus never learned what they needed to do to survive and when actually put into that situation either learned the hard way or died.0
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