posted on Jun, 16 2010 @ 11:29 AM
All the equipment in the world means little without the intestinal fortitude to carry on in a survival situation.
It's all about attitude. Survival, in any situation of danger, almost always comes down to "want to".
You have to have a reason, a will, to survive... Think about that little baby at home. About leaving your wife, or husband, all alone to raise your
Preparing for survival? Again, all the equipment in the world is meaningless without the gray matter we call our brain. In a survival situation...if
at all possible, sit your happy self down, and "THINK". Before heading out on your trip to where ever, take a moment and ponder about what to do if
something calamitous occurs.
Car breaks down alongside the road, in the middle of freakin' nowhere... Your survival may hinge on what actions you take, so take the moment to
"THINK". Thinking prevents panic. Thinking can prevent death.
Thinking, and the "want to" attitude will, given half a chance, get you through your travails, maybe not comfortably, maybe not stylishly, but alive
Stresses. Both physical and mental. The physical is your enviroment, and your interaction with it. Cold, Hot, Wet, Dry...all these can be prepared
for and lessened by a little judicious thought before hand.
The mental takes a bit more doing. Keep yourself active, both mentally and physically... How can I make my self more comfortable... How can I
prepare for the next step in my survival... Don't get down on yourself emotionally. Hmm... there's that "want to" attitude, again...
Survival comes down, given half a chance, to attitude. That "want to" attitude, a "never say die" mental armour, has saved more than one person
who had no equipment save attitude. It'll do the same for you, if you let it.