posted on Mar, 25 2009 @ 05:27 AM
I am doing a blatant bump for this thread as it hasn't been added to for almost a year and i know we have lots of newcomers to the survival forum.
Plus it's such an important topic.
Your survival fitness....what a subject!
I know this gets split into different catagories, physical and mental/emotional, but i am interested in how people here are getting on with this?
As far as physical preparations is concerned, i know a few factors affect how much you can train. Age (this is not totaly the case though),
Time, i do not count as a factor usualy. If someone has the time to sit on ATS or watch TV for an hour a day, then they have the time to train. End of
Do you get out regularly with your BOB? I ask because i guaruntee there will be a lot of people who have a great BOB, but probably couldn't even lift
the thing, let alone walk a few miles with it.
The only way to get used to carrying weight is to do it. Get out there and go for a wander, no-ones talking about military style speed marches, if
TSHTF you'd probably have enough motivation to get your backside moving anyway, but it's worth trying out a few miles when you get time.
Basic strength exercises can be done with just your bodyweight, and there are a million sites on the net regarding this if you Google it.
Mental fitness is a big one too. I know you can't replicate a Sit X style mental pressure, but you can do small things now. When you are in bits at
the end of a training session or long walk....instead of finishing....do another mile, even if you are at the end of your tether. It's amazing how
much you can pull out of yourself when you put your mind to it.
A training partner can be great too, even if it's just a walking partner. Give each other motivation to improve on distance and speed if you are up
If you are not up to walking, can you cycle with your BOB on your back? Might sound silly but if thats what you have to do, then get out there and try
If you found yourself in a full-on survival situation, you'd be wanting to conserve energy rather than using it if possible.
Just interested in what people do here to keep themselves in shape?