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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Simple Survival Tips

Safety is always first. Never trust your safety to others. Ultimately you are responsible for your own safety. Remember, safety is no accident!

Understand your limitations. Your knowledge of varying circumstances and how you are able to cope with them will be vital elements for your survival.

Respect the weather. Always check weather conditions and don’t take any chances where weather is concerned. Weather conditions can change very abruptly and can be very unforgiving when your survival is at stake.

Verify your plans beforehand. Know where you’re going, know how to get there and know when you plan to be back. Make sure others are aware of your plans and avoid last minute changes.

Inspect your gear regularly. Check all your gear to make sure it is functioning properly. You need to know it will do the job when it is needed.

Value your knowledge and skills. Your brain is your best survival tool. Your mind will often be able to save you when your gear will not.

Always remain calm. Panic will not allow you to function rationally and will only make your situation worse.

Leave no doubt in your mind that you will survive. The will to survive is often a refusal to give up!


Staying above the water line!

Riverwalker