- Survival means staying alive. It might seem like a pretty easy thing to do with all the modern man-made resources at our disposal, but it can become a real challenge when most, if not all of those things are absent. There are countless scenarios which could leave a person simply trying to remain alive and well; one might think that being alone in such a scenario would be more beneficial than having the extra burden of helping and caring for family or friends, or even strangers, but that doesn’t have a chance of holding true if he/she lacks the skills, knowledge, and will power needed for survival.
- Think of survival as a three-story building with the foundation being your will to survive. The first level consists of your knowledge; this is essential to maintain confidence and a positive attitude. The second level is training; knowledge without training won’t allow you to better your odds in surviving. By practicing what you learn, you will gain the skills and experience needed to steer you towards the goal of staying alive. Finally, the third level is your kit or survival equipment pack. With the right items, coupled with knowledge and skills you will be able to self-rescue or survive long enough to be rescued, but most importantly, you will be adequately prepared to aid yourself and others in the art of survival.
- When thinking of survival as a three-story building, climbing to the top of that building will give you a vantage point of what lies ahead; similarly, by being on top of one of the highest peaks around you, you can see for miles and miles and plan according to your needs based on what your see (water sources, roads or paths, dense vegetation, flat terrain, cliffs, etc...), as demonstrated in the pictures below.
Despite the outcome, I believe the victory of either Hilary Clinton or Donald Trump would have warranted the need to carefully consider and prepare for our future as a nation, but also our future on a personal and familiar level; that being said, I think one should take a considerable amount of time (if he or she hasn't already) to review the plans and policies the newly elected President Trump means to put in place once in office. At least by being informed and familiar with Mr. Trump and his agenda we will be able to keep a calm and level head about us that I think will be necessary, not only currently, but also as This Country goes forward.
As of late, I've heard from and seen in a lot of people so much negativity and an attitude of doom and gloom. Stirring up anger, hatred, and depression will only be detrimental and counterproductive to the progress and relationships of our families, friends, and those we interact with. WE THE PEOPLE will decide what happens next, not Donald Trump. I hope we have not become so ignorant in regards to the process of being involved in our government that we place one man at the helm of our country, close our eyes, and hold on tight. Voting is one thing, but making your voice heard takes on a lot more effort. In any case, our country has certainly seen its share of hard times and things a whole lot worse than having a billionaire business man as President. The survival of This Country doesn't depend on President Trump, or the Democrats, or the Republicans, it depends on all of us and how we choose to act or react. If we are not happy with the way things are for us, we may need to, as someone once put it, "improvise, adapt, and overcome."
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