Don't think that being in a survival situation would be fun. Wilderness survival is not a game, there is no reward challenges, and there is no immunity. How do you think you would fare in a survival situation? Could you build a shelter? Could you light a fire without matches? Could you search for food and purify water? In real life you don't have luxury items, you don't get tarps and matches and camping supplies. In real life you may not have any tools except your own two hands. If you were stranded in the wilderness would you end up a survivor?
It takes more than just the knowledge and skills to build shelters, get food, make fires and travel without the aid of standard navigation devices to live successfully through a survival situation. People with little or no survival training have managed to survive threatening circumstances. Some people with survival training have not used their skills and died. An important ingredient in any survival situation is the mental attitude of the individual involved. Having survival skills is important, but having the will to survive is essential.
The survivor must remember that the three essentials of survival (water, food, and shelter) are prioritized according to the estimate of the actual situation. This estimate must not only be timely but accurate as well. Some situations may require that shelter precede both food and water. After water, the most urgent requirement is food. In contemplating virtually any hypothetical survival situation, the mind immediately turns to thoughts of food.
Proper use of plants in a survival situation depends on positive identification. Knowing poisonous plants is as important to a survivor as knowing edible plants. Knowing the poisonous plants will help you avoid sustaining injuries from them.
In survival situations, you may have to fashion any number and type of field-expedient tools and equipment to survive. Examples of tools and equipment that could make your life much easier are ropes, rucksacks, clothes, nets, and so on.
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