Increase your capacity to manage
Knowledge: how to get & purify water, or light a fire
Equipment: bucket, water purifying pills
Practice: to do it in reality
Ability & skills: to swim, to run, to drive car, to cook, fasting, etc.
Mental preparation: to adjust to change and challenge
Australia Floods 2011. Image: Daily Mail
New Zealand Earthquake 2011. Image: Greg Powker / AP
Japan Tsunami 2011. Image: Kyodo News
Australia Fire 2019-20. Image: Matthew Abbott / The New York Times
COVID-19 Pandemic (Coronavirus Disease) 2019-20. Image: Xiao Yijiu / AP
Think about different scenarios & make preparations
Imagine: no electricity, no gas, no food, no water!
Physical preparation: Good fitness level, first aid course, outdoor activity, self-defense, survival course, (knowledge of edible plants etc.)
Mental preparation: Meditation, visualization, will power, motivation
Edible vegetable: Learn about local vegetables you can eat and can find easily.
Centella Asiatica (left) - Peperomia Pellucida (right)
Equipment: Minimum with knives and matches. Two Types of Survival Bag:
Small Survival Bag: Knives, matches or lighter, fire steel, whistle, razorblade, magnifier glass, multipurpose tool, can-opener, water purification pill, torch, FM radio, spare batteries, paper and pen, safety pins, sewing kit, money, compass, mirror.
Big Survival Bag: Knives, matches, lighter, fire steel, steel wool, magnifying glass, map, compass, tent, groundsheet, sleeping bag, headlamp, torch, razorblade, mirror, food (emergency food bars, biscuit, chocolate, nuts, honey, tea-begs, soup) and water, warm clothes, waterproofs -clothes, -boots, sunglasses, multipurpose tool, tin opener, water purification pills (Giardia intestinalis or Giardia lamblia.), whistle, insect repellent, cooking equipment, stove, bottled gas or other form of fire igniting material, pots, cutlery, cups, tin opener, thermos flask, bin bags, soap and shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste, towels, toilet paper, toiletries, wet wipes, first aid kit, antihistamines, antiseptic, plasters/bandages, paracetamol or some other kind of pain relief, mobile phone, binoculars, FM radio, spare batteries, pen and paper, safety pins, sewing kit, copy of passport, copy of driving license, copy of ID card.
Knives (left) - Multipurpose Tool (right)
Three Important Abilities
To make fire
To get water
To get shelter
Be creative! Use what nature gives you!
More information about survival
Films like 'Titanic', Rambo, etc.
Homework: Close your main waterpipe, gaspipe & switch of the main electricity switch for one or two days, and see how much you are (un)prepared!