The great thing about survival is… it’s all in your head. Well, perhaps not ALL, but survivalists will agree that when life threatening emergencies do arise, a huge factor IS there. It’s your mindset, your ability to reason, and your will to survive. Always remember to S.T.O.P.! That is to say, S-(Sit Down), T-(Think), O-(Observe), and P-(Plan). Your worst enemy is not necessarily your situation. It is the FEAR of that situation. So, just don’t panic. Instead, sit down, think about the facts of your situation, observe your surroundings and supplies, and plan a strategy to deal with things in a prioritized and logical way. Your brain is a very powerful survival tool.
A great way to help you lose weight is to incorporate protein powder into your diet. Protein is great for retaining muscle mass, and it’s not likely to be stored as fat. Eating protein powder is a great way to make sure you’re getting enough protein.
I also keep some additional items in my pack that you wouldn’t ordinarily find in a commercial first aid kit. The additional items I include are: bug spray, sun tan lotion, any personal medications you may need, etc.
First off, you want a knife that is made with quality construction. If we’re talking a fixed blade knife, you want a knife that has a full tang. You also want a knife that has a sharp edge, and can keep that edge. This is important because the longer the knife can hold that sharp edge, the less frequently you need to sharpen the knife.
As you prepare and ready yourself for wilderness survival, knowing how all your gear works and what it is used for is essential. A wilderness survival kit should include many items. A small fishing kit can be used to secure food. A folding shovel, work gloves, and a wire saw will all be needed. Metal cups and other durable cooking gear are helpful. A signal mirror and a whistle can be used for rescue. Water and wind proof matches, quick tinder, and candles will all be used. It is important that your equipment is all well made and reliable. Never settle for cheap survival gear.
Unfortunately, this happens all too often to children living here in the United States. Many are not getting enough food during the day. With the current economic crisis, this problem is getting even worse. As an example, Mary Lou from the Manna Outreach Survival gear pantry in Cincinnati, Ohio reports, “in 2008 we gave food to 4,590 families & in 2009 we had 5,662.”Cari Marchese of the People’s Pantry in North Andover, Massachusetts points out that need “does not always equate to the actual numbers due to inability some have getting to a food pantry (loss of vehicle, etc.) for assistance.” So numbers alone may not tell the extent of this worsening situation.
Never rely on the grocery for a place to store food. Before and an on coming hurricane or other known on coming urban survival situation, the shelves in grocery stores quickly get striped bare. It could be a long time before the shelves get restocked.
Mountain biking is a fun and exhilarating sport as long as you are aware of your abilities and do not try to do more than you are capable of. Pay attention to safety at all times and you will have a great time on your mountain bike and make some wonderful memories.