What well-known survival hacks actually don't work?
I know of two...
- Don't try and drink water from a cactus. Most cactus' (cact?) water will actually make you sick. Unless you know the difference, don't. Getting sick and throwing up is the last thing you want to do in the dessert.
- Do NOT play dead if a bear attacks. In the case of an actual physical attack, you need to fight back. You'll most likely die, but playing dead is not the better option. Strategies on how to avoid bear attacks to begin with depends on the bear. There's plenty of good information out there.
- Also, sucking out snake venom is pretty much useless.