Last Updated on October 18, 2019
No one can claim to be a wildlife enthusiast and not to love to go on a safari at the same time, it is like claiming to enjoy being a carpenter and not loving wood. However, on a safari, anything can happen, hikers may get derailed from their intended track and end up getting lost, they may also have a shortage of survival or first aid kit.
Anything is expected out there in the wild. In this case, there is an urgent need to seek refuge in human creativity in order to survive, rather than just waving the white flag. Everyday items such as your business credit card and lip balm could surprisingly help you to go through the situation.
We usually think of these items in a single context and link credit cards with banks and ATMs, or a moisturizing lip balm with dry lips, but we never think of them as life-saving tools. We don’t wish you to get in trouble when going on your trip, but in case you did, here are some items that can help you!
#1 – Credit Card
Being stung by a bee or thorn is no fun for anyone, and it can lead to serious complications sometimes, including nausea, allergic reactions, and swollen skin. Nevertheless, these health issues could be avoided by –believe it or not- a credit card!
Yes, it is true, even though you are going on a safari vacation with no banks or ATMs, it would be so useful to pack a credit card for it will help you pull out the sting by scraping upward toward it.
So make sure to have your credit card on you, it is light and won’t cause you any problems, it will solve one!
#2 – Tuna tin cans
The second everyday item that can contribute to your survival is canned tuna. No, I obviously don’t mean the usual use of canned tuna; which is to satisfy your hunger. What I mean is that it can be very helpful in providing you with a source of light when it gets dark.
First of all, you will need to insert a cotton wick into the can through a small hole that you have already made on the top of the can, and then let it absorb the oil. When the oil reaches the top of the wick, all you need is a lighter and the wick should provide you with illumination for 2-3 hours.
The best part is that you will still be able to enjoy your tuna and profit from the health benefits of its nutrients; such as omega-3s.
#3 – Lip Balm
Another unexpected source of illumination in your safari tour is the lip balm. An item that was once only linked to females, is now used by both genders.
Although, if you are a male and you don’t want to be linked to a lip balm, I suggest you pack one or buy it at the airport because of the following: The lip balm can be used as a candle with this simple step: tie a piece of cloth on the top and the balm will fuel the fire.
The stick may catch fire, so make sure to roll it entirely to prevent it from doing so. This technique can provide light for two hours as well as provide some heat that can be critical during emergencies.