In this exclusive clip from Discovery Channel’s brand new season of Man, Woman, Wild, survivalist Ruth England gets the bitter taste, also known as tannins, out of the acorns to make them edible.
Ruth has a heap of acorns, but knowing how bitter they can be, she crushes them up with a rock the way local natives traditionally did. She sticks the crushed acorns in her sock and puts the sock in a nearby stream overnight to reduce the tart tannins.
The emergency worsened as the second typhoon, Nalgae, arrived less than 5 days after the first typhoon devastated the same area. This one-two punch led to a “State of Calamity” being declared by the local authorities. Five towns in Cagayan were still flooded when they were hit by Nalgae, which was a much stronger storm than the first one. The Rescue workers scrambled through debris and floodwaters on October 2, so that they could deliver food, water and other relief materials to hundreds of villagers who had been stuck on rooftops for several days.
Whether it is the immediate shock, or the slow buildup of anxiety over several days, fear has the potential to turn any of us into cowards and fools. Survival stories are full of people being paralyzed with fear, and doing the wrong things while panicked. Usually these stories don't have a happy ending.
Let’s face the facts. Having an emergency in the outdoors or a disaster in your hometown are real possibilities. And in order to manage these risks, you’ll have to figure out how to manage the fear that comes with them. Every day, we are at the mercy of the only constant in nature – change. If we end up in an emergency, we are in a situation that has changed for the worse. The weather can change, your health can change, the place where you’re sleeping can change – anything could happen. And that’s when the fear starts to creep in.
Here's what can you do so that you are not paralyzed by fear, or worse, running around in panic like a chicken with its head cut off.
A couple from Oliver, Pennsylvania was attacked by a black bear this morning after the bear chased a dog into their home.
According to FoxNews.com, the couple's dog was outside in the yard and was chased inside by a bear. The man inside the home was scratched and bitten and a woman was also attacked and injured. Both were taken to a hospital in Harrisburg with unspecified injuries.