"Survival is the art
of staying alive!. Mental attitude is as important as physical endurance
and knowledge - by John Wiseman"
It takes much more than the knowledge and skills
to build shelters, get food, make fires, and travel without the
aid of standard navigational devices to live successfully through
a survival situation. Some people with little or no survival training
have managed to survive life-threatening circumstances. Some people
with survival training have not used their skills and died. A key
ingredient in any survival situation is the mental attitude of the
individual's involved. Having survival skills is important; having
the will to survive is essential. Without a desk to survive, acquired
skills serve little purpose and invaluable knowledge goes to waste.
The Word of S . U . R . V . I .
V . A . L !
S - Size Up the Situation (Surroundings, Physical,Condition,Equipment)
U - Use all your sences
R - Remember Where you are
V - Vanquish Fear and Panic
I - Improvise
V - Value of Living
A - Act like the Natives
L - Live by your Wits, But For NOW, learn basic skills !
MMG - A "MUST"
Matches (shower proofed by dipping heads in melted candle
Fish Hooks and line
Swiss Army Knife & Small Medium Knife
Basic First Aid Kits
Needles and Thread
2 Plastics bag5 meter of 0.5mm rope
The environment is the key to the types
of items you will need in your survival kit. How much equipment
you put in your kit depends on how you will carry the kit.
A kit carried on your body will have to be smaller than one
carried in a vehicle. Always layer your survival kit, keeping
the most important items on your body. For example, your map
and compass should always be on your body. Carry less important
items on your load-bearing equipment. Place bulky items in
In preparing your survival kit, select items
you can use for more than one purpose. If you have two items
that will serve the same function, pick the one you can use
for another function. Do not duplicate items, as this increases
your kit's size and weight.
Your survival kit need not be elaborate.
You need only functional items that will meet your needs and
a case to hold the items. For the case, you might want to
use a Band-Aid box, a first aid case, an ammunition pouch,
or another suitable case. This case should be
Water repellent or waterproof.
Easy to carry or attach to your body.
In your survival kit, you should have
First aid items.
Water purification tablets or drops.
Fire starting equipment.
Food procurement items.
Some examples of these
Lighter, metal match, waterproof matches.
Fish and snare line.
Small hand lens.
Oxytetracycline tablets (diarrhea or infection).
Water purification tablets.
Condoms for water storage.
Needle and thread.
Swiss Army Knife.