They say it’s the Law of the Jungle… Survival of the Fittest… but have you ever taken the time to examine what they really mean?
Nowadays, most of us seem to be content with just watching a bunch of contestants on television competing to
Survival Skills one up each other in a so-called “reality wilderness survival show.” Unfortunately, the only “survival skill” these people seem to know is how to stab each other in the back so they are eliminated from the competition!
With all of our technological advances and modern comforts, we have been lulled into a false sense of security; we think we will never have to go through a struggle to survive! It always happens “to them.”
Seriously, when was the last time you prepared an entire meal from scratch, without using the microwave? Better yet, when was the last time you spent some time with your family, or even just by yourself, without watching television?
If you think that you will always be safe, you really do need to snap out of it! Just look at some of the horrendous storms and “natural” disasters that have occurred just this past decade…
Remember the tsunami that caused such devastation and loss in Thailand back in 2004? Or how about Hurricane Katrina, and what happened down in New Orleans, Louisiana? If you were there, would you know what you would need to do to survive? Even more importantly, could you actually do what you needed to in order to come through such an ordeal? Why should we be bothered to learn how to build a fire without matches, or how to obtain safe water to drink when all we have to do is get up and go into the kitchen?
The answer is simple: natural disasters can strike at any time and deprive people of electricity and everything else they take for granted and assume will always be around to get them through each day. Even less predictable than hurricanes are other natural disasters, such as earthquakes that strike without warning and tornadoes that can materialize in minutes; each of these can cause such total and devastating loss of lives and property in even less time than it took for them to appear. But there are also other types of disasters we need to gear up for.
Many experts have been saying that we are seriously at risk for a worldwide disease pandemic, like the Spanish flu that decimated populations across the globe in the first quarter of the 20th century. It is highly possible that a similarly wide reaching and horribly contagious disease epidemic of today’s bird flu could put such a strain on community emergency services, (such as hospitals, police, fire departments and ambulances) that they could not be depended on and people would be forced to fend for themselves! If that doesn’t scare you, then look at the ever present risk of a terrorist attack: look at what happened to NYC back in 2001. What if these cowardly assassins targeted and destroyed area power stations, water reservoirs or even succeeded in an attack on our government? Don’t just sit there, paralyzed by fear: do something about it! You need to educate yourself, even if it’s only the most basic survival skills, so that you can protect your loved ones and yourself!
This is why you need to invest at least a few hours to learn as many primary survival skills as you can: fire building, finding water, creating shelter, finding food and preparing meals with just the most basic of tools will get you off to a good start. After this book, not only will you become more self-sufficient if disaster strikes, but these skills may very well prove to be more valuable than any insurance policy… they just may save your life, as well as your families and friends.