The internet is full of bull shit. Misunderstandings and outright hoaxes. While some are harmless and fun. No one would get hurt trying to build a boulder made of legos. Myths in the survival realm could get you killed. In the past I’ve done a bit of myth busting from time to time. I’m a skeptic now and generally disbelieve everything until I try it. This leads to finding out what works and what doesn’t. Some things are just plain dumb. So let the Myth busting begin.
Mountain Dew Lantern
This set off my B.S meter the first time I saw it. This survival myth was on some camping hacks list. I tried to find it to link to but don’t see it around anymore. The idea is to add baking soda and hydrogen peroxide to some Mountain Dew. The result is a chemical reaction that makes it glow. I remember the seeing that and loosing credibility in the rest of the list. There was no way that could work. None of those ingredients could produce chemiluminescence. At the time I saw it I happened to have all those things lying around. It of course did nothing It was just another survival myth.
In TEOTWAWKI I’ll Lose Weight
Nope probably not. I’ve heard this often. I’l be fat now and when the shit hits the fan I’ll lose weight. This is usually based on having a higher workload during a collapse and living off stored food. Well if you have been following the advice of eat what you store and store what you eat probably not. You’ll be eating highly processed food. Which is why your fat now. If your not gardening now trying to start it then won’t work. Many won’t be able to make the switch. Most prepare to preserve their life style. Im sure you have entertainment backed up. Many will continue to eat and watch movies will they run out of food and are then crewed. Too late to make a change. Get fit and active now
There are so many survival myths we can’t cover them all. In the past I’ve tackled some of the big ones. As new ones come up I’l be there with my survival myth busting axe to destroy them. Do you have any favorite ones? Any new ones that have just came out? Let me know in the comments.
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