SURVIVAL expert Bear Grylls shared with The Sun the crucial rule to follow when you get lost in the wilderness.
The adventurer and TV sensation shared his top 3 tips on what to do when you find yourself in a situation like this.
“Number one, if someone gets lost… A lot of times people will panic and move on, trying to recreate the environment as they think they should see it. And they make a bad situation a lot worse,” Bear explained.
“So number one: stop and just think, take your time to get your bearings and don’t rush things.
“Often the best advice when truly lost is to go downhill until you find a creek or river, follow that until you come to a river, and then follow the river to civilization.
“Wherever you are near people in the world, they tend to congregate around water sources.”
His second tip showed that it’s not just your physical actions that can help you when you’re lost, but your mental ones as well.
“I would say adopt a survival mindset that is about facing the difficult things, not running from your fears and never giving up, that determination to never give up, never give up that conquers all,” explained he.
The final tip is something to prepare for before you end up in the middle of nowhere, Bear said.
“Make sure you’re well equipped, you know, make sure you’re well prepared and well equipped,” he said.
“So yes, whatever it is, whether it’s the right clothes, the right vehicles, the right SAT phones or the right batteries, make sure you’re properly equipped and well-prepared.”
Speaking to The Sun, the survival expert also shared his top tips if you should come face to face with a shark.
“Number one, don’t panic,” he said. “You know, most sharks attack and mistake their identities or think of something else. So if you see a shark coming into view, brace yourself, don’t make yourself look like prey.”
Bear V Shark
Bear then explained the dangerous signal that could put you in a duel with a Big white.
“Once you start to panic and start thrashing in that water and sending out prey predator signals that you are food and you are scared and you are weak — that’s whether you’re dealing with wolves or sharks .
“You know, the signal is a really dangerous signal, so if you’re in the water with a shark, swimming bags or swimming with confidence, you know strong momentum, swim stable.
“If it’s coming at you, if it looks like it’s going to attack, you approach it and be aggressive. Cause confusion in a shark’s mind. Yes, they are unlikely to attack – not even white people.”
Bear further confirmed that sharks “don’t want to eat you” but tend to mistake humans for prey.
“When they see you’re human and you’re not scared and swim with it, they leave you alone.
“But like all things that take courage, but welcome to the wild, you know, the rewards go to those who can face their fears and do the difficult, so that would be my tip with sharks.”
Although he gave expert advice on how to face a shark when in this position, Bear explained not to look for it.
“Before you go in the water, do your research and make sure you are not putting yourself in unnecessary danger.
“There are now many places that have really good Shark watches. If someone says don’t be in the water right now, don’t be in the water.
“But that’s the key to survival. When you’re surrounded by sharks, be confident.”
Bear also spoke about its recent partnership with Duracell and Make-A-Wish for their Engineered for More campaign, which aims to power more of the outdoor moments important to the launch of new Duracell batteries with Power Boost Ingredients .
I’m a survivalist and there is one crucial rule you must follow when you get lost in the wilderness