It takes a lot more than the skill and knowledge of building shelters, obtaining food, making fires, and traveling without the help of navigational devices, to survive when disaster strikes. There are some remarkable people who, when disaster struck, managed to survive with little to no survival know-how or skills, while others who were armed with essential knowledge, failed. That doesn’t make sense, does it?
While as crucial and pertinent survival techniques can be to any survival situation, it all boils down to one thing – the mental attitude of the person. Or in other words, the “Will to Survive”; it is the key ingredient. Without the will to survive, all the acquired knowledge and skills go to waste. If you find yourself in a predicament where you have to fend for yourself, it will produce a lot of stressors that will have a significant impact on your mind.
The resulting emotions and thoughts, if understood poorly can transform even the most even the most confident individual you’ve known into an ineffective, indecisive individual who can’t pull themselves together enough to call upon a human’s most basic instinct, to Survive. In this handbook, we are going to take a close look at basic survival skills that are pertinent to most survival situations a person may find themselves in. The thought process they should cling too and what they would need to rise up to the occasion and make it through despite the odds. So without further ado, let’s get you in the right mindset required for surviving.