posted on Feb, 18 2009 @ 01:24 PM
reply to post by Solarskye
In a perfect world you are right. Shelter first. However, if Im outside at -30F, there could be 2x4s and a hammer and nails, yet Im thinking fire is
my best bet.
Lets be honest about this. In a true survival situation, you are not going to have ideal conditions, you are not going to have ideal gear and there
is a good chance you are going to have people around that are scared and confused.
Fire solves many more problems than a shelter does. Provides warmth, warm food, can work to create items used for a shelter, and more importantly,
fire can instill a sense of calm and peace to those who are terrified. Ever notice how much happier people are sitting around a fire than just
A shelter only does that. Gets you out of the elements. You are still cold, scared, and likely wet (no fire to dry you off). Yes, shelter is
important, but I will build my fire first, even if it is 60 and sunny.