Survival as a concept will mean many things to many different people. What I will address is Primitive Wilderness Survival or what some may call Bushcraft. As in anything in life, even in death actually, preparation is the key to any victory. Therefore, proper preparation is vital to survival – in this life and the one to come. I am of the mindset that when you are preparing for Wilderness Survival, tools are the first thing one should purchase. However, tools are not your greatest asset in a true Wilderness Survival situation but merely the first things you should buy. Your relationship to God and your mindset (will to prevail for a purpose greater then you) are your number one assets in a real life situation. This purpose for prevailing is love, love of God, love of your family, love of your country. Without this love you are fighting an up-hill battle and survival will become much more challenging.
Remember Survival like Self-Defense is a personal thing and the more your learn and prepare the better your ability to handle situations when they occur. Also, an interesting thing occurs when you learn more, you carry less in your Bug Out Bag because things become un-necessary. It is up to each one of us to prepare and be ready – it is our duty and responsibility as parents, as neighbors, and as citizens. How can we ever hope protect and defend the Constitution of the United States if our own house is not in order and prepared? The idea of every American being prepared trickles into the idea of a Militia, but that is another subject.
Time is short and its up to you and me to prepare and be ready
– it’s time to stand in the Gap.
Below you will find a sample 10 piece kit and the proper order for survival
Ten Piece Kit:
- A Small Bible (KJV or NKJV)
- A Good Knife
- A Good Folding Saw
- Faro Rod
- Steel Water Container
- Para Cord (100′)
- Cammenga Tritium Compass
- Cold Steel Ax (Trail Boss)
- Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel
- Multi-Purpose Kit (include simple
hygiene items, medications you may
need, small fishing kit, small trapping
kit, energy items [5 hr drink] etc)