When an emergency situation occurs, you’ll either find yourself at home or in unfamiliar territory, but no matter your location, having first hand knowledge of survival training can and will make a difference to your situation.
When it comes to survival training, you can start with the basics, learn from books, websites and online videos.
But to really have a solid understanding of how to survive in an emergency situation, you should take some hands on classes from professionals who can show you in person how to actively perform critical survival techniques like making a fire, purifying water, creating a shelter and so on…
If you’re just starting out in your quest to prepare yourself for a bad situation, we recommend as part of your training, several books that will set you down the right path.
Check out these Survival Training books available through Amazon:
- SAS Survival Guide 2E (Collins Gem): For any climate, for any situation
- The Ultimate Survival Manual (Outdoor Life): 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive
- Survival Wisdom & Know How: Everything You Need to Know to Thrive in the Wilderness
- The Prepper’s Pocket Guide: 101 Easy Things You Can Do to Ready Your Home for a Disaster
- And many (many) more are available…
The first survival training class we suggest you sign up for is actually a First Aid class.
No matter what type of survival situation you might find yourself in — severe weather, earthquake, stranded, lost, etc — your knowledge of First Aid will be critical to your survival chances and those around you. The elements, injuries and risk to body become huge factors during and after a crisis. Knowing how to properly attend to injuries, avoid infection and maintain a healthy state of mind is critical to survival.
The next type of survival training classes you can participate in are completely up to you and depends on how far you want to take your training. A quick google search will show you day courses in your local area, weekend training courses, or even week long hard core survival courses.
Learning how to make a fire, find and purify water, build a shelter, signal for help, etc in person from a trained survival specialist will always outshine what you can learn from a book. Hands on techniques that you can learn from a course are practices you’ll learn once and always keep safe in the back of your mind.
Survival training is an ongoing process, one that you can always learn something new and keep perfecting with practice.