Thursday, August 11, 2011

Think like a survivalist

Think like a survivalist scientist!
In order to train for survival it is important that you think more like a scientist than an outdoors man.  It is a process of discovery with a lot of trial and error.  The simple rules that you learned in junior high science  class are more applicable to this process than you might think. 

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Another sad day in the life!

The other day I heard on the news about a helicopter crash in Afghanistan that killed 31 American servicemen, That is a tragedy and I suppose that I am getting as numb to it as any other American.  We see it on the news with our morning coffee and we say "boy that is a tragedy, then we add our two cents and carry on with the day.  What didn't make the news that day is that one of my closes friends in the Marine Corps also died with another member of his patrol in an unrelated incident. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The Art, Science, and Psychology piece.

Its time to discuss the Art, Science and Psychology of Survival.  The truth is that the title is reversed from the actual order of things.  Ill use the task of starting a hand drill fire for an example throughout this post.
Ill start with the psychology;  this part of the title as it relates to survivology is the most important step in the learning process.  It is the commitment to do, and it encompasses the prep work, study, research and internal drive to accomplish the task.