Survival Tips : Get Rid Of Mosquito And Insects While Camping

Survival Tips : Get Rid Of Mosquito And Insects While Camping


Alright, so what you are seeing right now is this hardroll of cardboard that if we buy cling wrap or something in a form of roll, we can find this inside it What we can do with this thing is, if you love outdoor activities, you can use it as as mosquito repellant, and you don’t have to put on big campfire because this is safer We just have to burn a small area inside of this roll like this And if we have enough heat, we can use it to reheat water that are already boiled or even boil it using tripod Ok that all for now from Survival For Dummy in this episode Don’t forget to subscribe and leave your comment.

I Was Swarmed By Fire Ants And Survived (True Story)

I Was Swarmed By Fire Ants And Survived (True Story)


it was a boiling hot summer day the
temperature is easily over a hundred degrees the woods all around me are
silent but I know they’re out there looking for me and my partner we can’t
rest long we’ve been on the run for 18 hours straight since last night and
we’re both exhausted grudgingly we pick up our aching bodies and push on into
the thick brush once more checking our compass to make sure we’re on the right
heading I’m somewhere in the deep woods of the southern United States in a
military land navigation and survival training program six months ago I was
just a regular teenager and now I’m hiking through the deep woods on the
alert for the squad of instructors whose job it is to hunt me and my partner down
our goal is simple we have to reach three different way points and check in
with an instructor at each before hitting our extraction site the total
course is about 30 miles but the waypoints are set up so that you have to
take a long winding path to get to each and they each have to be hit in
Secession causing you to double back for part of your route the entire time
there’s six instructors hunting you and if you get caught you fail if you miss a
waypoint you fail if you take longer than 36
hours to complete the course you fail failure means you get washed back have
to try the entire program again with a different class or you simply get kicked
out of the program entirely I don’t want to fail before we set off we’re given a
crash course on all the natural hazards in this part of the American South
alternating between swamp and forest terrain there’s the threat of snakes
alligators of venomous spiders killer bees and last but not least fire ants we
all paid attention during the briefing but I think most of us were worried
about alligators and snakes how bad could insects really be I’d soon find
out eventually my partner and I made our way to a road that cuts through the
woods and we approached very carefully roads our danger crossings because the
moment you step out of the wood line anybody within two miles could have a
clear line of sight of you you typically want to cross a road in the middle of a
bend that way no one can have a direct line of sight to you past maybe a few
hundred meters no such luck here though this road is a
long and straight and though it probably makes a turn a few miles down or up from
us we’re not sure in can’t risk adding miles or hours to our
time we find a sheltered spot with a good view of the road to simply taking
the opportunity to eat a quick meal we’ve been given one meal ready to eat
or MRE each for the 36 hours we’re expected to complete the course
so hunger is ever-present we’ve been encouraged to forage even hunt if we can
manage it in fact I think we’re expected to there’s no way a single MRE can give
you the calories you need in this heat when you’re on the move for a day and a
half straight we munch on a few edible roots we manage to dig up early this
morning as well as a small portion of the MRE we decided to use the MRE to
supplement whatever food we find out here in the wild rather than eat it out
right as we rest we watch the road for 30 minutes waiting to see if there’s any
traffic it’s a small two-lane road and after a half-hour we don’t spot any
vehicles so decide it’s safe to cross a normal danger crossing would have one
or two members crossing at a time while the rest of the team took up overwatch
positions to give covering fire if need be
we’re unarmed though so decide that it’s best we cross together as quickly as
possible we identify a spot with great concealment in the woods on the other
side of the road that’s fairly close to the road itself and we slowly start
making our way to the road on our side suddenly there’s the sound of an engine
and in a flash we both hit the floor my partner manages to get behind the thick
bush but I’m a little more exposed than he is so I roll behind a thick fallen
log I got a little too much momentum though and to stop myself I reach out
with my left hand and brace against the log my hand pushes into the soft rotten
wood but I don’t notice a Humvee with someone in the turret is slowly making
its way down the road and I could see a glint of binoculars which means this
person is looking in my direction I freeze immediately barely breathing even
though I’m suddenly out of breath from panicked before we set out my partner
and I had put on thin skinned black leather gloves and then we use duct tape
to close the gap between the gloves and the sleeve of our uniform blouse we did
the same with our pant legs tucking them into our boot and then using the duct
tape on top of the boots this is so that fleas ticks or any matter of insect
would be unable to crawl inside our uniform it also means our hands and feet
are hot as hell but we stop every 6 hours to let them breathe and wipe up
excess sweat from our feet so they don’t start rotting away as I am carefully
watching the Humvee move in our direction I’m not paying attention to my
left hand unbeknownst to me when I reached out to brace myself against the
fallen tree truck to stop my roll I punched into the soft rotting wood and
straight into a nest of fire ants the ants are now angry extremely angry and
they are on the warpath dozens upon dozens of them have already begun
attacking my gloved hand but thanks to the tough leather I feel nothing now
they’re moving their way up my hand to my arm and because my uniform is sealed
at the wrists they can’t find a way in they can only keep marching up my arm
closer and closer to my neck and the only entry point to attack my body and I
am completely unaware that any of this is happening the Humvee is moving slowly
the person in the turret carefully scanning with binoculars he looks in our
direction and I remain utterly motionless holding my breath so that I
don’t accidentally make a small leaf or twig move as I inhale then I feel a
sharp pain on my neck a moment later a second sharp pain great some bug just
bit me and it’s probably still crawling around on me I just hope it’s not
venomous and I pushed the thought away I can’t move I can’t give myself away I
can’t fail my training then there’s three more sharp pains and a second
later a dozen all at once now I know something is seriously wrong and I can’t
help but turn my head and look at my shoulder I almost wish I had it my arm
all the way up to my shoulder is a black and red mass of ants
my hand is wrist deep in their nest and the angry ants are swarming by the
hundreds covering every square inch of my uniform and finding a way inside it
through the top fire ants are an invasive species to the United States as
well as many other nations and regions around the world believed to have been
accidentally brought to the US and shipping crates fire ants quickly set up
shop all across the American South and every year they push just a little bit
further up north while they can’t survive cold weather for long thanks to
global warming the maximum range that they can inhabit has been steadily
increasing year after year amongst ants they’re known as one of the most
aggressive species and regularly killed birds and small mammals they’ve even
been known to bring down larger livestock when it couldn’t flee after
stung into a fire ant nest the u.s. spends
millions of dollars every year in treatment for fire ant bites as well as
measures to attempt to control the insects for a long time it was feared
that the ants would even drive many species of native animals extinct most
notably lizards which are unable to flee fast enough to save themselves over the
last seven decades though American lizards have evolved longer legs and new
behaviors to avoid fire ants now these tiny aggressive invaders were
busy invading me and every second dozens more poured inside the top of my uniform
the horror of discovering my entire left arm and shoulder covered in a solid
matter Vance was too much for me and I immediately rolled away from the nest
part of me tried to fight for control to maintain my discipline but now my brain
was kicking into survival mode and the pain was becoming incredible I was being
bitten by dozens of ants every second I had to do something
fire ants attacked prey and intruders by biting down with their pincers and then
using their pincers for grip stabbing repeatedly with the Stinger in their
abdomen often an ant will fight in this circular pattern as it turns over and
over stinging repeatedly this is what makes fire ants unique amongst most ants
the ability to sting multiple times when the ants stinger penetrates the flesh
and injects a toxic alkaloid venom called Solon Thompson for humans this is
typically not dangerous unless you’re allergic much like a bee sting but it
does produce intense burning pain hence the name fire and recently those
scientists have discovered that a fire ants venom might actually affect the
nervous system itself which might account for reports of hallucinations by
victims the ants were now inside my uniform though thankfully I was wearing
a tight-fitting compression shirt beneath my blouse it fits snugly enough
against my body that a lot of the ants can’t find their way under that to get
to my chest but at this point I’m covered in so many ants that plenty do
in a panic I leap up and rip off my blouse tearing away the duct tape that
keeps it securely attached to my gloves at this point my partner has realized
that I’m covered in hundreds of ants and forgetting all about our tests he makes
a break for the Humvee to flag it down for help
as he’s running I’m stripping out of as much of my clothing as I can because by
now the ants have gotten my compression shirt and our stinging my
chest and back stumbling and wiping away dozens of stinging ants from my body at
a time I’ve worked my way toward the road and in seconds
someone’s grabbed me by the shoulders and is dragging me toward the Humvee at
this point my vision becomes hazy my hearing is slightly distorted and I
can’t quite tell what’s going on I’m laid down on the road and one of the
instructors grabs a can of diesel fuel from the back of the Humvee and douses
my entire body with it fire ants are pretty unaffected by water but in an
emergency gasoline or diesel can irritate ants and force them away I can
hear someone on the radio calling for a medivac but everyone’s voice is sound
distorted I can’t make out much of what’s being said and my vision is
getting dark around the edges the pain which was like searing hot fire across
my body is fading away too which is nice the next thing I know I’m
waking up in a medical tent and IV in my arm and a medic standing at the foot of
my cot I find out that I was unconscious for an hour but my heart rate and
breathing remained strong so they cancel the medevac flight to the hospital the
medic asks me how I’m feeling and I tell him that I can taste iron in my mouth
and that my body feels like it’s on fire my arm is covered in dozens of small red
bumps each one a different sting and when the medicals of a mirror for me I’m
horrified to see that I have dozens upon dozens of stings all across the left
side of my face down my neck shoulders the upper part of my chest down my arm
to the elbow it almost looks like I have severe chickenpox but in just a few
areas of my body a military ambulance takes me back to
the training depot and there I see the doctor at the attached clinic he tells
me that I’m thankfully not allergic or else I’d be dead as I received well over
a hundred bites all across the upper left side of my body he wants me to get
checked in at the hospital though just to monitor my condition is a cautionary
measure I asked him what that’ll mean for my training and he tells me that
I’ll get washed back but be allowed to repeat with a new class in a month I’ve
been through hell with my class by now pushing each other along when each one
of us wanted to quit at some point in our training we started with 40 and are
down to just 15 of us at this point I’m closer to these guys than almost anyone
else in my entire life I don’t want to quit now
want to finish with another team I begged the doctor to let me stay
eventually he calls in my training unit commander who tells me to shut up and
follow the doctor’s orders I beg him this time to let me stay he
thinks about it asked the doctor if it’s even possible the doctor says that if I
survive the initial stings there’s little danger now but it won’t be
pleasant for me I shrug tell them both that I’ll deal with it
my commander agrees but warns me that the only slack I’ll be cut is not being
forced to wear camo paint because of the risk of infection on my bites I’ll be
expected to keep up with everyone do everything else everyone else does
no quarter given I agree and the next day me and my partner are forced to
restart our navigation course from scratch
he doesn’t mind though he was given the option to finish alone the day before
but he refused because that’s what family does over the next few days the
bites hardened into small white lumps the doctor wasn’t kidding training
becomes even more of a living hell the bites hurt bad
due to the constant rubbing of my uniform and body armor against my skin
soon they start to lose paws and at the end of each day my shirt is covered in
salt and crusted sweat and pus I was given a cream to use to prevent
infection and ibuprofen for the pain the cream apparently works but the ibuprofen
doesn’t even touch the intense pain the nights are the worst though the
temperature stays close to a hundred degrees and I’m so miserable I can
barely get any sleep and we’ve already been sleeping too anyway
I pushed through it though eventually the small white lumps hardened and many
of them tear off due to friction from my skin in my uniform on my gear I’m
carrying up to 80 pounds sometimes and it’s sheer agony but I keep on anyway
after a week I’m exhausted and on the verge of total collapse but my bites
have finally begun to fade and this face of my training is nearly complete when
we leave this base of training a few weeks later my unit commander approaches
me and shakes my hand he doesn’t say anything just shakes my hand and
he doesn’t need to a year later I’m with my active unit but I hear about an
accident back in training some new kid was sleeping out on one of the courses
in the middle of the night fire ants came across him he got bit all over his
body and woke up in the middle of it he ended up having a worse reaction than me
and was medevacked out nearly died from it and they ended up giving him a
medical discharge from the military to most people fire ants are a nuisance but
to this day whenever I see any type of ant I can’t help but shudder and I thank
my lucky stars that I wasn’t born allergic to fire ant venom have you ever
been bitten by fire ants let us know in the comments and as always if you
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4K CC. Tarantula Hawk Swarm, Catching Amazing Pet Insects & Reptiles  CA NM AZ TX USA Herping HD.

4K CC. Tarantula Hawk Swarm, Catching Amazing Pet Insects & Reptiles CA NM AZ TX USA Herping HD.


Massive swarm Of Tarantula hawks that landed here This thing right here is gigantic and he’s lookin at me That thing is like 2 1/2 inches long wow Jeez that thing is huge That’s the biggest one so far he’s like 2 3/4 inches that last one Haha ha I hope I don’t get stung haha that’s gonna suck Buuzzzzz….Tarantula Hawk flies right past my head WOAH Oh my god That’s a giant Bumble Bee uh uh uh ah he he They are every where

The Double-Crossing Ants to Whom Friendship Means Nothing | Deep Look

The Double-Crossing Ants to Whom Friendship Means Nothing | Deep Look


The Peruvian Amazon rainforest is bursting
with life, but it’s a hard place to make a living,
especially when you’re small. Competition… is fierce. Violence and betrayal are everywhere. Up here, in the canopy? These trees have made it. Lots of leaves. Plenty of sunlight. But down here, on the forest floor, it’s
another story. This sapling desperately needs to grow, to
get more sun. And in the meantime, it’s vulnerable. It doesn’t have many leaves yet. Each one is valuable. Losing just a few could be its demise. So this young tree, it’s called an Inga,
enlists bodyguards.. hundreds of them. These big-headed ants swarm over the sapling,
fighting off any leaf-eating intruders, like this caterpillar. The price of protection: a meal: sugary nectar. The tree serves it up in ant-sized dishes
called nectaries. Both the ant and the tree have something to
gain from the deal. This is called “mutualism.” But that only works when both sides play by
the rules. Here’s another intruder. See how the ants rush to meet it? But they aren’t biting or stinging it. They don’t attack it like they’re supposed
to. Instead the ants just… watch… as the caterpillar gorges on the fresh leaves. They’re just letting it happen. Why? Because they found a better deal. See how the ants tap on the caterpillar’s
rear with their antennae? Those two little pits on the caterpillar’s
back are called tentacle nectaries. When the ants tap, the nectaries secrete drops
of nectar. It’s made of sugar that the caterpillar
drained out of the leaf. In exchange for the payoff, the ants give
the caterpillars free access to their so-called partner, the Inga tree. They’ve been bribed. As for the tree? It’s left weaker, a little less likely to
make it up to the canopy. And that’s the sad story of the young Inga. Sold out for a drop of sugar water by a fairweather
friend. You like ants? We got ants. Lots of ants. Winter ants battle Argentine ants with weapons caught on film for the very first time! Leafcutter ants that have been farming since
before we humans walked the earth. All that and more on Deep Look. So subscribe… And thanks for watching.

4K CC. Big Glorious Scarab Beetle, Catching Amazing Pet Insects & Reptiles  NM AZ TX USA Herping HD.

4K CC. Big Glorious Scarab Beetle, Catching Amazing Pet Insects & Reptiles NM AZ TX USA Herping HD.


Hopefully trying to find a snake But I found my twin today He’s representing the same colors I am I don’t know Ha Just….Yet another critter that I Never seen in my life and have no idea what it even is Except for it’s some kind of beetle Um Yeah there is so many things I have been discovering on this trip that I didn’t even come here for Um And yet I just keep finding them Especially the Insects and we’re close to Mexico So I think some of these things may be like neo tropical or something cause those are just some colors right there I mean I.. I didn’t expect anything like this I saw these crazy flashy color and I thought he was a piece of trash under the log I flipped over Come on come on buddy off off offff Come on off Yeah he doesn’t want to let go um This might take a few minutes here Sniff Come on Come on offoffoff Ok Look look your close to the ground close come on come on let go letgo Ok Kid: haha ha ha ha lol Alright buddy take the camera real quick Kid: Ok I got to get him off of me cause he’s Ok ok come on come on there we go let go of my finger! Ahh now he’s climbing up again Yeah he’s like crazy to try and get rid of Come on come on He’s like kicking me ever time I go to touch him (Fly on my mouth) Pffttt spit there’s a fly getting me too come on come on come on Ok I finally got him off Ok let him flip over He’ll flip over on his own and then be on his way haha alright we’ll add some leaves and dirt to him and Make sure that he’s got a nice home there That something ain’t ever gonna find him in Ok He’s free now Riverbed over there Get a good look at the environment Couple pine trees Um there’s ok trees around here Not sure…there’s other types of trees Maybe juniper trees Flipped over this big log here And he was hiding right here In this little hole that he dug out for him self

Eating ants for survival (and fun)

Eating ants for survival (and fun)


Hi there! I’m Carley welcome to The Last
Grownup in the Woods! Today I’m going to be licking some ant butts. Years ago a
coworker at summer camp showed me how to lick the butt of ants. They were the larger
black ants, the ones that weren’t carpenter ants and they tasted like
lemons because they released formic acid supposedly as a defense mechanism since then I was shown a similar thing
with green ants in Australia. And I also had the pleasure of eating some
somewhat smaller and an ice cream and they were delicious and also lemony.
Recently I looked the butt have a smaller black and and that did not taste lemony
so I went on the interweb and I Googled like, lemon ant butt, and the most common ants
around here are all in the genus Formica. There are dozens of species and
you may think that they were named after formic acid, but it turns out formic acid was
named after the ant. Formic acid was once processed by, like, mashing up a bunch of
ants. Formic acid is also the stinging compound and stinging nettle. Amongst my
internet searching I found an account of someone who got squirted in the eye when
they were invading an ant nest. Now it turns out the ants in the genus
Formica are known as wood ants, or thatching ants, or field ants or mound
ants. So they can be aphid farmers. The’re very often carnivorous and cart away big
pieces of prey …ants that make those big piles of writhing ant nests and and those
and don’t make me want to lick their butts, like I find them scary a little.
And the ones that I’ve licked have seemed pretty chill, so that being said
I’m going to go lick some butts. Sorry guys… who am I kidding I’m about to
eat one of you? that had too much of a bite to it How about you? That’s the one! Quite intensely lemony. Woo.
Definitely not one that I want to grab live. I’ve made a ant device. I made one of
these when I was like eight and it totally didn’t work. Let’s test it out. Aha. I got him!! So i’m going to put them in the freezer Ok, I’ve got my adorable little frozen and I
was doing some more research last night because ants are fascinating and all ants in the
subfamily formicinae produsce formic acid and all ants in the genus formica
that I was talking about yesterday – that’s the wood and or thatching ants or
whatever that contain a huge variety of ants are in that, and also carpenter, and so
I guess carpenter ants would also be a little bit tasty so if they have mandible
that are big enough they’ll bite into human skin and then spray the formic
acid into it some of them just spray the formic acid
straight at you so a lot of the black ones, I guess don’t
have the jaws. Fun fact – the crazy ant, which is another formic acid producing ant
will defend itself against the fire ant by spraing itself with formic acid. So now
I’ve got them on a plate with dirt. I sucked up a lot of dirt so let me go get some tweezers. Ok, bigger one first You know, it’s weird that when they’re
living it seems a little bit less disgusting now it’s kind of weird. That was delicious! lemony. OK, little one
let’s see if they taste the same. They had a little bit more of a bite to
it when I licked them but yeah the bigger ones was lemony the smaller one was like
a little bite of cayenne pepper – something spicy. I’m ready for my dayly dose of ant acid.
So in conclusion if you’re going to try this, go for the medium size black ants that are
sort of sluggish, and no gaurantees that it won’t bite you and I would say go with your
instincts. You know the ants in your area better than I do so go with your
guts. If something about you is telling you that that ant is – will hurt you or
just won’t taste good then don’t go for it So if you like this video I’ll probably
do more bug eating videos in the future I do plant-eating and I do things on
animals and general outdoor stuff so check out my other videos subscribe. Bye