posted on Jul, 25 2008 @ 02:58 PM
I think it could depend on the people around also. For example, my husband and I seem to "fit" each other, as in I am good at things he is not and
I am "quicker" on my feet in an emergency, but he is really awesome at "figuring" things out. Teamwork ya know?
For example, our son almost drowned when he was 2, I was in and had him out of the water on shore before my husband could take one step, and he was
closer by a good 20ft.
On the other side of that, when it came to building a shelter for us when we ended up out hiking in bad weather, he is the one who "figured" out the
best way to do this and kept us dry, warm and safe.
We have two children and are also trying to teach them a bit by making "survival" fun while camping. For example, our 10 and 14 year old make a
game out of "who can get a fire going the fastest/safest without matches or lighter", as well as, we need vege's for our supper, can we eat this
plant? If they get it right, we ate a good dinner, if we get it wrong, "oh man" I will say, "we are all sick". (without really eating what would
make us sick, just teaching what they can and can't eat) We make it a game. We also have emergency "survival kits" for everyone and teach our kids
how to use the items in that kit, and practice.
I can guarantee that our children have a higher chance of survival because of our small ways of teaching them.
I get the idea of "wanting to live" being a strong indicator of living or not. But I also understand that if you have prepared, your chances of
survival increase, especially (I think) if you have a family. One person can survive on their own in certain situations better than if they have
children they are protecting. Preparation equals higher chances of survival, and I think that in the stages of getting prepared, making sure you have
what you might need, then you are setting yourself up mentally to be prepared. Does that make since?
Anyway, that's my .2