The LifeStraw won’t remove the salt that makes sea water unsafe to drink; You will need to build a solar still for that. However, the LifeStraw will be great for nasty rain or mud puddle water by removing a minimum 99.9999% of waterborne bacteria (>LOG 6 reduction) and 99.9% of waterborne protozoan parasites (>LOG 3 reduction), filtering down to 0.2 microns; including Salmonella, E-coli, Giardia and Cryptosporidium. You might even want to step up to the LifeStraw Steel Personal Water Filter with 2-Stage Carbon Filtration for survival.
How to Stay Alive in the Coastal Georgia Maritime Habitat
Coastal Survival – The Atlantic Oceans Golden Sea Islands of Georgia contain amazing maritime forest and marshlands. And within these barrier islands there are many natural resources as well as many dangers. Should we find ourselves stranded here, coastal survival will be priority one. Can’t happen? Think again, I recall one elderly man who went for an evening boat ride when his boat took on water and sank. He swam to a nearby island hammock where he was stranded for 5 days before someone saw him while passing by on their boat. He had nothing with him and only survived on raw oysters for the week.
The thought of survival on a remote beach reminds me of a Robinson Crusoe book, Blackbeard the pirate and all of the other lost island stories I have heard over the years. Shelter, fire, food, and water should be the priority for a stranded coastal survivor. The little things are what cause the biggest problems and the Sea can take everything if you let your guard down for a second.
Coastal Danger – Surviving off the maritime forest requires you to put yourself in danger to get natural resources. On land, you may need to watch out for poisonous snakes, gators and stinging insects. In the surf zone, you may get pounded against sharp rocks or stung by, stingrays, jellyfish etc. Further out in the nearshore water, hungry sharks are a real danger to swimmers and fishermen. If we take measure of the most likely dangers to a coastal survivor, shark bites, alligators and deadly snakes are real. However, dehydration, poisoning from eating the wrong plants, and illness from bug bites are also very likely to harm or kill someone as well.
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