Could one small thing you learned years ago save your life?
Absolutely. Knowledge is power and at no time is this saying truer than when one you are faced with a life or death situation. A serious life threatening scenario can arise in the blink of an eye and often when least expected.
You Only Have Seconds To React
It’s likely that you won’t have but mere seconds to react and the thousands of dollars in gear you have accumulated in your lifetime won’t be there when you need it most. If you haven’t properly prepared your mind and body the decisions you make (or don’t make) could result in grave injury to yourself or others.
Preparing your mind for survival is an everyday learning process. You may have already begun and not even realized it. Scanning individuals as potential threats, constantly being aware of your surroundings and anticipating future events are all survival-based instincts.
Day after day you are faced with challenges, overcoming fear and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. How you go about harnessing and overcoming your fears is one of the most important and difficult survival skills to attain.
Physically preparing your body for survival can be equally difficult. At all times a survival minded individual needs to maintain a certain level of fitness to remain effective. If you are quickly winded or drained of energy you are that much more likely to lose focus and potentially make a mistake.
It seems like most accidents happen because a person fails to maintain focus in the task at hand. Often times as a direct result of being stressed, distracted, or tired. If you consistently train yourself and practice to be completely involved in each and everything you do there is no doubt your efficiency will increase dramatically.
Prepare Yourself With The Right Tools
One book that has helped me greatly in my quest for a higher sense of awareness/focus is The Tao of Survival by James Morgan Ayres. This book incorporates instruction on everything from Interpersonal Interactions / Conflict, to Basic Life and Wilderness Skills. Click Here to read more…
An you will of course want to pick up a copy of Expert Prepper’s Blueprint To Survival Library by yours truly. In it I have combined my many years of experience and combined knowledge into this wide-ranging collection of books covering topics from bartering to wilderness survival and critical food items to stock up on. Click Here to read more…
Be warned these books will challenge you in ways you aren’t used to in an effort to build you up better than before. Don’t give up!
These books and many others like it serve to help people not only in a survival situations but everyday life as well. The relevant survival situations you are most likely to encounter won’t be in the form of disarming a bomb or wrestling an Alligator. Rather they will show themselves in your everyday lives as a split second reaction to an oncoming vehicle or performing CPR.
James Morgan Ayres, Author of The Tao of Survival says it best:
“Having a plan in case of a fire or earthquake or hurricane or if the boat sinks is only prudent. But trying to plan for all eventualities is a never-ending and ultimately fruitless task. Better to have specific plans for likely events and trust yourself to react appropriately when the unexpected occurs, as it will.”
How do you prepare yourself mentally?