Survival skills are techniques a person may use in a dangerous situation (e.g. natural disasters) to save themselves or to save others. Generally speaking, these techniques are meant to provide the basic necessities for human life: water, food, shelter, habitat, and the need to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and for first aid. In addition, survival skills are often basic ideas and abilities that ancient humans had to use for thousands of years, so these skills are partially a reenactment of history. Many of these skills are the ways to enjoy extended periods of time in remote places, or a way to thrive in nature. Some people use these skills to better appreciate nature and for recreation, not just survival.
The best approach is to read many survival guides and books on survival, and become familiar with survival situations. Example below.
Contrary to popular belief; most survivalists are not paranoid, fringe-element, Rambo types who live on raw meat and pray for Armageddon.
We’re sensible, well-balanced, Patriotic folks who know the difference between optimism, and full-on denial.
It doesn’t matter if you are a man or a woman.
It’s about prudence, not paranoia. Or, as the saying goes: “Pray for the best, but prepare for the worst.”
Living with a philosophy towards survival does not mean that you have to spend a lot of time, effort, or money on things that will prove use less, or futile in the event a disaster does not occur.
Survival preparedness is not about stockpiling a bunch of food that you’ll never eat, or learning skills that you’ll never use.
It’s about integrating knowledge and practices into your existing life-style that will ultimately improve your quality of life, no matter what happens (or doesn’t happen).
Not to mention, that the peace of mind, and sense of independence and self-confidence you’ll get from knowing you’re equipped to handle just about any situation is priceless in itself!
Needless to say, this knowledge, and these skill-sets have the ability to enrich your life in countless ways, regardless of the situation.
And you’ll also have the added benefit of being prepared to make the transition from your modern lifestyle into one of self-sufficiency, should things take a turn for the worst.