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LESSON TWO

INTRODUCTION TO SURVIVAL

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LESSON TWO ( INTRODUCTION TO SURVIVAL )
• The Aim’s of this Lesson is to Teach you the following: • 1,WHAT IS SURVIVAL, • 2,CONDITIONS AFFECTING SURVIVAL, • 3,SURVIVAL STRESSES, • 4,SURVIVAL REQUIREMENTS, • 5,INTRODUCTION TO SURVIVAL PRIORITIES,

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Reason way: Survival training reduces fear of the unknown and gives you self-confidence, it teaches you to live by your wits. Your Incentive

Survival training will teach you to stay alive in a hostile environment if become lost and separated or experience an in flight emergency .

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SURVIVAL IS NOT SOMETHING NEW

The Hunter-Gatherers,

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THIS STILL HAPPENS TO DAY

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WHAT IS

SURVIVAL?
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Survive:
Stay alive and escape from a hostile environment.

Survival:
The ability and the desire to stay alive, under adverse conditions, all alone! Until Rescued

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THE ART OF SURVIVAL THE ART OF SURVIVAL
The art of staying alive when, faced with loss, hardship, danger or disaster, The art of staying alive when, faced with loss, hardship, danger or disaster, utilising what you have to hand to create a positive environment to live through utilising what you have to hand to create a positive environment to live through your experience. your experience.
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Your Aim Is To Survive Until Rescued

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CONDITIONS AFFECTING SURVIVAL
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CONDITIONS AFFECTING SURVIVAL

All Survival situations are different and the following conditions will bring both Physical and Psychological Affects on the survivor causing Mental Conflict & Stress.

This is termed as Survival Stresses
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CONDITIONS AFFECTING SURVIVAL

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS

*Climate *Terrain *Life Forms

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CONDITIONS AFFECTING SURVIVAL

DURATION

(Time Condition) *Short Term *Moderate Term *Long Term
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CONDITIONS AFFECTING SURVIVAL

SURVIVOR’S CONDITION
*Physical *Psychological *Material *Obligatory

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CONDITIONS AFFECTING SURVIVAL

SOCIO POLITICAL CONDITIONS

*Friendly *Hostile *Unknown

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SOCIO POLITICAL CONDITIONS *Friendly *Hostile *Unknown DURATION (Time Condition) *Short Term *Moderate Term *Long Term

SURVIVAL SITUATION

SURVIVOR’S CONDITION *Physical *Psychological *Material *Obligatory
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The Survivor will have to deal with all the conditions.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS *Climate *Terrain *Life Forms

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THE CONDITIONS HAVE A AFFECT ON THE SURVIVOR

Mental Conflict & Stress;

Survival Stresses
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Pain Injury and Illness

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Fatigue

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Survival Stresses
Mental Conflict & Stress, Such As;

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Boredom Loneliness and isolation
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Survival Requirements
In all survival situation we must have requirements

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Equipment

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This will generally be limited to the contents of your pockets and the clothes you are wearing
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I encouraged you to carry your own personal survival items.
Knife Para Cord

Heliograph Whistle

A Map and Compass

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Contents of a Survival Tin

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SURVIVAL Tin Contents of SurvivalINSTRUCTOR RESOURCES PACK 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. .Matches .Candle .Flint & Steel .Cotton Balls .Needles & Thread .Fishing Set. (Line, Hooks, Small Weights) .Button Compass .Mirror (Stuck to lid of tin) .Brass Wire .Wire Saw .Potassium Permanganate .Surgical / Razor Blade .Butterfly Sutures / Steri-Strip .Plasters .Condoms .Water Sterilising Tablets .Safety Pins .Para Cord .Tin Foil .Salt .Tampon

Equipment

Remember seal with a strips of adhesive tape , which can be easily removed and replaced to make it waterproof.
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Equipment

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Knowledge Even the best equipment in the world could be useless without the knowledge of its use.

Read a book ???? Do a Course ???? Practice ???? Practice ???? Practice ????
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Willpower
This is perhaps the most important factor of all. Having Survival skills is important;

Antarctica 1912

Having the will to survive is essential
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Sir Ernest Shackleton 1914-16

Strong willed people have in many cases come through some seemingly impossible situations.
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REMEMBER
Self Pity can be a killer
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Self Pity Can Be a killer

Only Positive Action or Maybe Luck Will Save You.
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Priorities For Survival

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Survival Priorities

Successful survival depends on many environmental factors whether you are in the?

Jungle

Desert

Mountains

At Sea

Your priorities should be:
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Protection

From the elements.
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Survival Priorities

Location

Tell someone you have a problem and where you are.
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Water

Essential for life. life
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Food

Although not immediate, but must have for strength.
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Your Survival Priorities In Order are:

1.Protection 2.Location 3.Water 4.Food
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Look Forward Lesson 3
In the Next lessons we will start looking at the survival Priorities in more detail:

Starting With:

Protection
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Homework:
You must start making the following items for the field phase: 1. A Survival Tin 2. Improvised hat 3. Improvised Sleeping Bag 4. Improvised water bottle 5. Improvised Rucksack
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