Hydration is essential for peak performance. Learn how to limit water loss and how to procure, purify and preserve water for drinking.
Constantly asking ‘what if…’ keeps you tuned-in, aware of possible dangers, and your mind active to solve potential problems.
In an emergency, what do you really need? Assemble it in a bag, ready to take, this will be your go-pack.
A properly sharpened tool will make using it easier and more effective.
A command of what can be used to start and maintain a fire is essential to survival.
Practising survival techniques in safety will make using them for real easier.
Any, quick-reference, general direction-finding technique will be useful (e.g. find North using your watch and the Sun).
Three simple knots are useful: one for joining cordage (e.g. a Fisherman’s Knot); A releasable friction knot (e.g. a Killick Hitch); A releasable securing knot (e.g. a Ground Line Hitch).
Carry a ‘do not touch except in an emergency’ food item with you. Muesli bars, Moro or Mars Bars are ideal as they are high calorie, quick-release energy bars.
No matter how small, always have a knife with you – you never know when you might need it.