Seven Reasons To Learn Survival Skills

April 27, 2020

A solo trekking adventure or a weekend fishing trip could take unexpected turns that could make a leisure time into a serious situation. Having learned the basic survival skills comes handy in such situations.

Survival skills are the techniques to help a person protect himself and others in any natural or built environment. These techniques provide solutions for the most basic human requirements like water, food, shelter, air, self-defence, first aid, etc.

If you are wondering why one may learn survival skills, then we have seven good reasons for you to take those survival techniques classes:

  1. To Survive Anywhere

To put it simply, you need survival skills to just survive. These skills are not specifically required if you are in the wild, however, that is when you need it the most. But they are helpful even if you are inside your house or going about your day in the city. You can never anticipate an earthquake or when heavy rains turn fatal. Survival skills protect you and your family in these situations because no matter how smartly we have built our homes, they are still man made and cannot be completely protected from nature’s fury, but learning survival skills reduces the damage and injuries.

  1. To Learn About Our Nature

You need to step out of the house to connect and bond with your surroundings and Mother nature. Learning fundamental survival skills enables you to connect with Nature like nothing else. You can also learn more about the environment by watching National Geographic and survival shows. Interestingly, spending your time in nature reduces stress and anxiety and gives you a relaxed state of mind.

  1. To Be Self-Sufficient And Independent

Mastering survival skills is an act of self-reliance and independence. It does not matter if there are hundreds of people you can rely on if you cannot rely on yourself. If you get lost on a hike with a twisted ankle, a rescue team will take 1-2 days to reach you. With survival skills, you can rescue yourself in a matter of hours. Because at the end of the day, you are responsible for your safety.

  1. To Build Confidence

The process of learning survival techniques and gaining experience empowers you and reinforces your self-esteem. It teaches you how to remain calm under intense situations and conquer challenges with calculated solutions. Learning these skills enables in promoting personal growth, strengthens self-trust, and increases the ability to process rationally under difficult situations. In return, it contributes to building and boosting your confidence.

  1. To Be Prepared For Emergencies

Emergencies do not come knocking on your door, they are uninvited and can be tackled with the help of survival techniques. Learning these skills keeps you prepared for emergencies like power cuts, food shortage, wildfires, weather changes and so on. Survival skills teach you how to come up with contingency plans and be prepared to face any natural/weather disasters or man-made emergencies.

  1. To Go On Adventures

How many times have you cancelled your hiking trip, because you are afraid of getting lost or dying of hunger? Well, master the primitive survival skills and you can go on as many wild adventures as you can and come back in one piece. Survival skills are mainly designed to help you survive in the wild and have smart adventures. It teaches you how to build a shelter from scratch, grow and cook your food, filter water, etc., all necessary to go on adventures fully prepared for the worst.

  1. To Live A Better And A Smart Life

Knowing survival skills can protect you, your family and the people around you from several dangerous situations. It teaches you to not panic and find rational solutions for unexpected emergencies and disasters. While being a fun activity and a life-saving skill to master it also encourages you to live a better and smarter life.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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