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If disaster strikes and you find yourself in an unknown area, what would you do? Well, you'll need to learn how to survive. Read on for survival tips that will help you cope in case you find yourself in a critical situation. Read more great facts on emergency food, click here. 

 

Weigh up the situation

 

Surroundings

 

Find out what's happening around you. All environments, whether it's a desert, forest or jungle has a pattern or rhythm. The pattern includes insect sounds, as well as bird and animal movements and noises.

 

Physical condition

 

Check your injuries and get some first aid. Take great care to avoid further injuries to your body. For example, in any weather, drinks lots of water to avoid dehydration. Wear extra clothes if you're in a wet or cold climate to prevent hypothermia.

 

Equipment

 

Perhaps due to your accident or in the heat of the battle, you damaged or lost some of your tools. Check what kind of equipment you have as well as its condition. Bear in mind the essential needs--food, water and shelter.

 

Utilize all your senses

 

You can take a wrong step when you react swiftly without planning or thinking. This move may prove fatal. Don't just make a move in the name of taking action.

 

Know where you are

 

Identify where you are on your map. This is an essential principle you must follow at all times. Orient yourself constantly. Always try to at least establish your location relative to the location of nearest water resources (especially vital in the desert), and areas that'll provide good concealment and cover.

 

Conquer fear and panic

 

Fear and panic are the worst enemies in an evasion or survival situation. If uncontrolled, fear and panic can hinder your ability to take a smart decision.

 

Improvise

 

Learn how to use natural items around you for various needs. For example, you can use a rock as a hammer. You must use your imagination when your kit gets lost or wears out.

 

Value living

 

Nobody likes discomforts. Faced with a survival situation and its stresses, discomforts and inconveniences can cause panic. Therefore, the will to survive is critical here. The knowledge and experience you have obtained through training and life will impact your will to survive. Doggedness, a refusal to yield to obstacles and problems facing you will give you the power to endure.

 

Pattern for survival

 

Create a pattern for survival that allows you to overcome the threats of survival. Your survival pattern needs to include water, food, shelter, first aid, fire and signals placed according to importance. Change your pattern of survival to fit your immediate needs depending on the environment. Please view this site http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Survival-Kit for further details.