Outdoor survival- what is it about
The Law of the Jungleâ€¦Survival of the Fittestâ€¦everyone has heard these expressions, but have you ever taken the time to examine what they really mean?
Nowadays, most of us seem to be happy with just watching a bunch of contestants on television competing to one up each other in a so-called reality wilderness survival show. Unfortunately, the only â€œsurvival skillâ€ 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 creature comforts, we have been lulled into a false sense of security, thinking we will never have to deal with struggling to survive.
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 we think that we will always be safe, we really do need to snap out of it! Just look at some of the horrendous storms and â€œnaturalâ€ 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 would have 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 for either?
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