American Survival Guide - - GUIDE GEAR -

If you find your­self in a sur­vival sit­u­a­tion, what are you go­ing to do?

As­sess the sit­u­a­tion: Don’t panic! De­cide whether you need to leave or stay in place. Lo­cate pos­si­ble threats, and elim­i­nate them by safely and quickly re­mov­ing your­self from the threat. Do not con­front the threat un­less you need to. Re­mem­ber: Use your head.

Lo­cate and col­lect re­sources: Whether you are in an ur­ban or nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, you need to know what you have and what you need. If you have your pack, you have enough re­sources to sur­vive for a cou­ple days. Let the en­vi­ron­ment tell you where to find ad­di­tional re­sources, and take ad­van­tage of ev­ery­thing you find.

Se­cure shel­ter: Estab­lish a safe and de­fend­able shel­ter to ride out the sit­u­a­tion. It is not al­ways the vis­i­ble dan­gers that will take you down. De­hy­dra­tion and ex­po­sure will kill you quicker than any­thing else. A shel­ter will pro­tect you from the el­e­ments.

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