Weird History

12 Survival Myths That Are Completely Wrong

List Rules
Vote up the debunked survival myths that surprise you the most.

From camping encounters with wildlife to getting lost in the desert, nature presents challenges that can go horribly wrong. Weather, ominous interactions, and technology gone awry can be equally dangerous. Because threats to human survival seem to be around nearly every corner, numerous myths have developed over time about how to make it out alive from such situations.

Some survival techniques might seem helpful at first glance, but are actually anything but. Many are common misconceptions about what to do in life-threatening situations that, in the end, may make things worse. Others are straight out of television and movies, or seem intuitive but are really, really bad ideas.

Take a look at the survival myths here and vote up the ones that you're most surprised - but glad - to find out aren't actually true.