Have you considered training?

Survival Training

Survival Training – Get some today!

Survival training means that you must familiarize yourself with the dos and don’ts of wilderness or crisis situations. Even though you never anticipate being stranded or lost with family members or friends, you need to be aware that it could happen. Being a survivalist is about being prepared for the unexpected.
Whether you are lost in the wilderness on a hike or you are caught in the middle of a natural disaster, the conditions will be the same. You will have to rely on your own wits and skills to get through it. You can read books, articles from magazines or even blogs, but unless you are prepared and know what to do, you will sink quickly. Don’t discount the value that an online forum can bring to the table, they are full of awesome tips, wilderness skills and will offer a quick course to get you up to speed.





Here are a few tips to help you:

If you get lost in the woods, on a camping or hiking trip – DON’T PANIC! This is the most natural thing as you feel it in the pit of your stomach. Fight it off. Keep your head and look around for any landmark that might help you get your bearings. One of the most important things you can do to avoid this problem is to assess your surroundings at the campsite before you leave the area. This will help you to recall how to get back.

Also, be sure to take the needed gear, especially straps, for the time frame you will be gone – plus some. If you can’t get back before nightfall, you should know how to build a sheltered place from sticks, leaves and other insulating materials. Putting your survival training into practice as a drill will help you if you ever need the skills in real life.

Being a survivalist means thinking ahead – way ahead.

matches imageLearn to start a fire using items found in nature. Of course, carrying matches is helpful, but if they get wet, or your fire goes out and you need to light a new one – you should know how to leverage nature to your advantage. You need fire for warmth. It is also useful in keeping animals away from you in the wild as well. And if you are in the wilderness, there will be animals! Protect your family.

Know how to signal for help. Whether you find a clearing and light a signal fire, or use a whistle that you have in your backpack, be prepared to call out for help in a way that others will hear and find you.  Any basic family emergency course will give you the most critical knowledge. Just because you don’t know about urban stuff doesn’t mean that courses can’t get you ready. There is a practical way to prepare, from videos to primitive day camps, you can be up to the challenge. Read what others say in a product review and find tips for civilians, maybe even a course written by a firefighter. You can master the skills needed.

Learn what gear you should have on hand, learn how to put a kit together for each member of your family. And make the kit an easy grab-and-go item! An expert survivalist can help you get ready.

4 Responses to “Have you considered training?”

  1. Jason

    Jun 29. 2013

    I have matches in my main cache and in my own backpack. But I hadn’t thought ahead enough to add them to every family members’ backpack. Doing that today – thanks for this post.

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    • Michael

      Jun 29. 2013

      Glad that my post helps you to be better prepared. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Kim

    Dec 24. 2013

    This is a good post. It;s important to know that we can’t just go by the seat of our pants, but that we get some solid training to prepare us for emergencies.

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    • Michael

      Dec 24. 2013

      Being trained and learning about the most important stuff will give you a leg up on everyone else. Thanks for stopping by.

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