Surviving the wild- a matter of will and power
Survival is not new to human beings; people might think that they couldn’t survive without electricity, phones or a metropolis at their sleeve. But just like any other animals, just a higher more intelligent form of species, humans can manage the wilderness and the beasts within it and have the capacity and ability, the knowledge and tactics that people naturally possess. But without preparedness and basic skills, nature can be tough!
The most fundamental aspects of surviving in the wilderness are being able to have awareness, sensorium and vigilance. Like any other scenario this is also, a part of an emergency or state of crisis if you will, since undeniably, creatures like people are bare, feeble and fragile so that’s why this is where you have to trust yourself and the instincts you’ve got, the innate skills most of the people have, because if we have that, those basic skills that you’ll learn and acquire later on can be more easy and handy when situations like these arises.
The first thing is you should have self-control. Most individuals creep out and panic when faced with these kind of situations but you need to get ahold of yourself. This is one key to survival. As Darwin claims on his theory of natural selection, becoming “fit”—that is being able to adapt to the situation you’re currently in—results in higher chances of living longer. Further, as most survival stories out there tells, bottom line is those people that survived, they kept holding on and having resilient determination to live!
- Physiological needs. This is basically the biological needs. Consider Maslow’s hierarchy of needs; you cannot go up anywhere if you don’t have the bottom of the pyramid. These include food, water, fire, shelter and hygiene. Make sure to find water first, that is the most important and most research says that you can survive without food for two or three days but water? You’ll be dehydrated. It’s best to be near a river, or anywhere where there’s water.
- Be keen and cautious of the predators in the wild. If you don’t know what creatures might be crawling in that space, you are stuck. It’s better to have a radar and roam your area for safety. Just be very careful!
- First Aid. I’m sure you’ve had experience on this one way or another, right? Make sure to keep yourself intact and check for injuries and cuts, and treat them!
Remember to keep in mind that survival, whether in the wilderness or not, has catastrophes on many occasions. It affects people both their physical and mental states. When we thrive to have the will to survive we can reach it with our own hands, we just have to take action and think that we’ll sustain and see this through. Survival is not just not a matter of carnality but it is also a object of positivity and mental endurance. Scientifically, one study says that people who took situations like these with positivity have greater probability of surviving many occasion-related circumstances. So conclusively, to survive the wild? Think wise, think positive and you’ll live.