You may not see a disaster in your near future, and chances are you would rather avoid preparing for something until you really have to. This is understandable because it can be mentally straining to think about the worst that could happen in life. However, when a disaster occurs, you are not going to have a lot of time to think and you could die if you are not prepared; therefore, you need to have some survival techniques in mind before something bad happens. These techniques will be useless unless you have been practicing them before a disaster happens, so from this day forward make sure they become a part of your life.
A Strong Mental Attitude Is A Survival Techniques Everyone Needs
You cannot be frantic and anxious while trying to survive. Yes, there will be some adrenaline pumping because a survival situation is going to include many stressors that will have an effect on your thoughts, but in order to survive you will need to keep a level head.
Many people who end up in disaster situations, such as plane crashes and avalanches, are able to survive with no survival training. The main reason for this is that they did not take on the attitude that their situation was hopeless. Instead, they chose to survive and got busy figuring out what they needed to do.
Fear is the overriding emotion that causes people to break down in a disaster. Fear can cause a person to give up. Fear can cause a person to become irrational. And fear can cause a person to become unable to act when action is needed to survive.
Prepare yourself to keep level headed by adopting a positive mental attitude. Yes, you now have another reason to develop a positive mindset! It will help you see all sides of a situation and quickly find a solution to a problem when you do not have a lot of time to think.
Basic Survival Skills
Starting a fire and making a shelter are two skills that will come in as handy as survival techniques in any situation, but are you confident in your survival skills? Can you build a fire with wet wood? Can you build a shelter wherever you are? Can you hunt for your own food? Being confident in your skills now will allow you to walk into a survival situation with less to figure out and more chance of survival.
This doesn’t mean that you have to head out into the woods and role play a survival situation, but it does mean that you should practice building a fire in your backyard, learn everything you can about building a shelter, and learn how to shoot or set up traps for hunting.
Ability To Research
Knowledge is power, and if you know what is going on when a disaster occurs then you can move yourself and your family away from the worst of the situation and keep as safe as possible. This means that you should already be following survival websites and channels on social media. When you know where to look, you will have a direct line into the heartbeat of what is occurring, and you will not have to search around to find the answers you are looking for.
If the grid goes down, and you are not able to connect to anyone else, then you need to have some sort of survival information ready to reference. Doing this will allow you to determine what is the best course of action in any situation and make quick decisions with limited information.
In conclusion, survival techniques that will keep you alive include a positive mindset that allows you to move beyond fear and make quick decision, basic survival skills that allow you to keep warm and eat, and the ability to find information to make decisions quickly and efficiently. You should incorporate these techniques into your daily life so that you are prepared to face a disaster head on and survive.
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