Remember the word “SURVIVAL”! It can literally save your life when the 2012 cataclysm arrives.
S – Size Up the Situation
Determine the pattern of the area. Get a feel for what is going on around you. Every environment, whether forest, jungle or desert, has a rhythm or pattern. This rhythm or pattern includes animal and bird noises and movements and insect sounds.
The pressure of the battle you were in or the trauma of being in a survival situation may have caused you to overlook wounds you received. Check your wounds and give yourself first aid. Take care to prevent further bodily harm. For instance, in any climate, drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration. If you are in a cold or wet climate, put on additional clothing to prevent hypothermia.
Perhaps in the heat of battle or due to accident, you lost or damaged some of your equipment. Check to see what equipment you have and what condition it is in.
Keep in mind the physical needs — water, food and shelter.
U – Use All Your Senses, Undue Haste Makes Waste
You may make a wrong move when you react quickly without thinking or planning. That move may result in your death. Don’t move just for the sake of taking action.
R – Remember Where You Are
Spot your location on your map and relate it to the surrounding terrain. This is a basic principle that you must always follow. Constantly orient yourself. Always try to determine, as a minimum, how your location relates to
* The location of local water sources (especially important in the desert).
* Areas that will provide good cover and concealment
V – Vanquish Fear and Panic
The greatest enemies in a survival and/or evasion situation are fear and panic. If uncontrolled, they can destroy your ability to make an intelligent decision.
I – Improvise
Learn to use natural objects around you for different needs. An example is using a rock for a hammer. Your imagination must take over when your kit wears out or gets lost.
V – Value Living
We dislike discomforts. Faced in a survival situation with its stresses, inconveniences and discomforts may cause panic. This is when the will to live is vital. The experience and knowledge you have gained through life and training will have a bearing on your will to live. Stubbornness, a refusal to give in to problems and obstacles that face you, will give you the strength to endure.
A – Act Like the Natives
The natives and animals of a region have adapted to their environment. When and what do they eat? When, where and how do they get their food? When and where do they go for water? Animal life in the area can also give you clues on how to survive. Animals also require food, water and shelter. By watching them, you can find sources of water and food.
Animals cannot serve as an absolute guide to what you can eat and drink. Many animals eat plants that are toxic to humans.
L – Live by Your Wits, But for Now, Learn Basic Skills
Without training in basic skills for surviving, your chances of living through a survival and/or evasion situation are slight.
Learn these basic skills now — not when you are headed for a remote or harsh environment. How you decide to equip yourself will impact on whether or not you survive. You need to know about the environment to which you are going and you must practice basic skills geared to that environment. For instance, if you are going to a desert, you need to know how to get water in the desert.
Practice basic survival skills. Survival training reduces fear of the unknown and gives you self-confidence. It teaches you to live!
PATTERN FOR SURVIVAL
Develop a survival pattern that lets you beat the enemies of survival. This survival pattern must include food, water, shelter, fire, first aid and signals placed in order of importance. For example, in a cold environment, you would need a fire to get warm; a shelter to protect you from the cold, wind and rain or snow; traps or snares to get food; and first aid to maintain health. If injured, first aid has top priority no matter what climate you are in.
Change your survival pattern to meet your immediate physical needs according to the environment.
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