We are now living in a world full of unexpected dangers. We hear with increasing frequency of terrorist attacks on unsuspecting people, of traffic accidents that cause injuries, of people getting lost while holidaying either in the wilderness or out at sea or in the air. The information in this website will prepare you to be a survivor. That means preparation in every sense by making sure that you have the right equipment for any expedition you undertake. You will be introduced to the idea of carrying a pocket-sized kit of carefully selected key survival aids – which should go with you everywhere and a slightly larger survival Pouch that should contain fuel, food, survival bag and signalling equipment.
A knife is your most important survival tool.
A knife must be chosen and used carefully and it must be kept in perfect condition.
Equally important is a personal preparedness, so that you are both physically and psychologically equipped to deal with the stresses and hazards of survival conditions. You must have a clear understanding of survival needs, especially of the basic needs for and ways of obtaining – water and salt.
Survival is the art of staying alive.
Any equipment you have must be considered a bonus. You must know how to take everything possible from nature and use it to the full, how to attract attention to yourself so that rescuers may find you, how to make your way across unknown territory back to civilisation, if hope of rescue is not on the cards, you must know how to navigate without a map or compass. You must be able to maintain a healthy physical condition, or if sick or wounded heal yourself and others. You must be able to maintain your morale and that of others who share your situation. Lack of equipment should not mean that you are unequipped, for you will carry skills and experience with you, but those skills and experience must not be allowed to get rusty and you must extend your knowledge all the time.