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Re: What is the highest priority in a wilderness survival situation?
« Reply #100 on: April 28, 2014, 09:58:41 PM »
Survival has and always will be first priority on core temperature control. If you can maintain your proper body temperature then hydration is next then based on how remote and probability of rescued then food or rescue next.


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Re: What is the highest priority in a wilderness survival situation?
« Reply #101 on: August 07, 2014, 05:04:47 PM »
My old ( haha 40+ years ago) survival instructor I had kept telling us that when your in a survival situation , you will usually know it and the first thing to do  is sit down , relax and don't panic. Assess your situation , surroundings, weather, your physical status , and plan from there.

The time of day it happens matters also. If nightfall is coming , maybe shelter and a fire are first order. If your not injured , count your blessings and take it from there. If the weather is hot , water may be the pressing thing. Whatever the situation , you will have on you whatever you have , so going prepared ( most of us bushcraft types do) is always important and dressing a little warmer than the weather dictates is always a rule of thumb for me. You can always peel off if too hot.

I always have a knife and means to make fire on me and adequate clothing.

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Re: What is the highest priority in a wilderness survival situation?
« Reply #102 on: August 08, 2014, 04:20:02 PM »
For our SAR certification the priorities, regardless of the situation - as long as you are hoping to be found - are

First Aid
Fire
Shelter
Signals
Water
Food


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Re: What is the highest priority in a wilderness survival situation?
« Reply #103 on: August 08, 2014, 04:29:36 PM »
(Why hasn't anyone answered the obvious: chocolate?!?)
What if you woke up today, with only the things you thanked God for yesterday?

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Re: What is the highest priority in a wilderness survival situation?
« Reply #104 on: August 08, 2014, 08:52:00 PM »
(Why hasn't anyone answered the obvious: chocolate?!?)

My survival mojo tells me your probably gonna shine up the bottom of a Coke can to make a parabolic reflector , but in reality your going to eat it for the calories !

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Re: What is the highest priority in a wilderness survival situation?
« Reply #105 on: August 08, 2014, 09:42:23 PM »

(Why hasn't anyone answered the obvious: chocolate?!?)

My survival mojo tells me your probably gonna shine up the bottom of a Coke can to make a parabolic reflector , but in reality your going to eat it for the calories !
Lol! ;D
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Re: What is the highest priority in a wilderness survival situation?
« Reply #106 on: August 08, 2014, 09:59:47 PM »

(Why hasn't anyone answered the obvious: chocolate?!?)

My survival mojo tells me your probably gonna shine up the bottom of a Coke can to make a parabolic reflector , but in reality your going to eat it for the calories !
Lol! ;D
+1 :rofl:
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Re: What is the highest priority in a wilderness survival situation?
« Reply #107 on: August 08, 2014, 10:44:58 PM »
My old ( haha 40+ years ago) survival instructor I had kept telling us that when your in a survival situation , you will usually know it and the first thing to do  is sit down , relax and don't panic. Assess your situation , surroundings, weather, your physical status , and plan from there.

The time of day it happens matters also. If nightfall is coming , maybe shelter and a fire are first order. If your not injured , count your blessings and take it from there. If the weather is hot , water may be the pressing thing. Whatever the situation , you will have on you whatever you have , so going prepared ( most of us bushcraft types do) is always important and dressing a little warmer than the weather dictates is always a rule of thumb for me. You can always peel off if too hot.

I always have a knife and means to make fire on me and adequate clothing.

I don't think I could have said it any better!

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Re: What is the highest priority in a wilderness survival situation?
« Reply #108 on: August 09, 2014, 06:08:00 AM »
1 Address any injuries or illness
2 Shelter/fire
3 Hydration
4 Signal
5 Food
« Last Edit: August 09, 2014, 12:55:55 PM by Lamewolf »
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Re: What is the highest priority in a wilderness survival situation?
« Reply #109 on: August 09, 2014, 11:56:15 AM »
^I'll buy that. :cheers:
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