What are the 7 steps to survival?

What are the 7 steps to survival?

Commonly known as the "Seven Steps to Survival", these procedures have been defined to be carried out in a specific sequence of processes. Most survival steps are based :-) on sequential procedures and routines that are designed to help one prioritize the steps needed to survive an unexpected emergency. I will share the 7 steps of survival and try to give some examples of their usefulness, both in wilderness survival situations, as a general guide for life and preparation. The institute's "Seven Steps to Survival" program provides a sequential list of procedures designed to help mitigate most emergency survival situations.


In an emergency situation, the first step to survival is :-) recognition. This step is essential in determining the nature of the situation and establishing a plan of action. It is important to remember that recognition must be done in the correct order. Once recognized, the person must activate the PMA and begin implementing the steps of survival.

Recognition is the essence of situational awareness, the antidote to the bias of normality, in the forest we call it face to face. How big are the waves? How far :-) are we from the coast? Cold water? Where is my survival bag, my life jacket? What do I have in my pockets? Who is with me? Are they in reconnaissance, injured, can they swim, run, walk, shoot? Are there any other ships around here? Are they friendly?

What is the threat to your body or who might be behind you that you might have to hide from? Assess :-) the threat and isolate yourself from it. I would say that having a gun and knowing how to use it stays indoors. Cover, concealment, body armor, gas mask, pandemic protection, rubber gloves, a garbage bag, any type of fall protection under shelter. Do I look like a brand? When faced with a danger, human or animal, what signals do I send? What signals do I want to send and what signals do I not want to send?.

Also, what signs are present in my environment, tire tracks, bear tracks, dark clouds, an angry crowd? :-) An average person can live only 3-4 days without water; he needs to acquire a source of clean and abundant water. Do you have emergency food in your kit? I wonder how many people are really capable of being recognized. So many simply oblivious to everything that is happening. Recognition? Yes, it was quite easy for me.

Asking for Help

Keep in mind that three of anything is a distress :-) signal and that, in nature, straight lines are not natural. Three fires could be a great night signal and three smoky fires would be a good sign for the day. These fires must be widely spaced so that they are definitely three fires, but close enough to associate them. Three lines trampled in the snow, but better yet, snow cleared from the ground or branches arranged in the snow in straight lines work well.


The Bigger, the Brighter, the Better. As most people :-) here know, you can go about three days without water. If it's very hot even less. IF YOU DON'T HAVE WATER, THEN DON'T EAT, water is needed to digest food, so eating without being able to replace that liquid is a really poor plan.

Finding clean water is one of the most important things that you can do in a survival situation. There are a variety of ways that you can purify water, including allowing it to naturally filter itself through a vertical column of moss or charcoal. Another method is to wring it from dew. Whatever method you choose, it is important to get water in a timely manner. I have a small water filter in my emergency kit. That's not going to help much in winter, but it could be a :-) lifesaver for most of the year and takes up little space. When I left the road, I had a large thermos of coffee, two bottles of water and two energy drinks. All in one gallon.

I had already spent about half a gallon that day. My ordeal lasted less than eleven hours, so playing really wasn't a big part of the equation. I took out a book, but by the time I had used up the energy and time needed to settle in for the long term, I was ready to get some sleep and the reading could wait. There was no radio reception or mobile phone :-) service, even though I had a mobile phone.


Food is a necessary element of survival. Humans can go several days or even weeks without it, so ensuring that you have enough food is crucial. It is also important to be calm and focused in such a situation. Remembering that food does not have to taste good is an essential part of survival. It is also important to be positive, as a positive mindset is a key survivalskill.

As simple as it may seem, the first step to survival :-) is to identify and accept that you have a problem and that it is serious. Like any list of priorities, it is essential that each step be recognized and acted upon in the order presented. You must accept that you are in serious trouble, activate your PMA and put in place your survival steps. This is truly the truth, and the emergency measures you have described offer universality that would apply to many situations.

Shelter And Safety

You don't want to put your safe, treated water :-) back into an untreated container. Make sure you have another container or system. Fundamentally, your shelter needs to protect you from environmental hazards. For me, who live here in northern Scandinavia, we are heading into extreme winter: double-digit negative temperatures, consistent with heavy snowfall and strong winds.

Heating and insulation of houses and whether cladding and waterproofing are a high priority of constructions here. It has been interesting to observe the areas that have gone into lockdown due to the pandemic. The ecosystem has been interrupted because many animals were used to feeding on human garbage. Rubbish bins in the back of restaurants write things.

Animals associate people with food and will :-) take risks to approach people and access that resource. Your shelter also needs to protect you from animals. As the system begins to shrink and pressure begins to manifest, emergency services are re-prioritized. Then it will have to be your own fire department, your own nursery, your own school, your own pharmacy, your own hospital.

All of that infrastructure and resources you're used to accessing may not be available for some time. As the situation worsens, you must be increasingly aware of the risk and be prepared to manage it. Make sure you have smoke detectors in place, fire blankets, and fire extinguishers accessible. In addition to very young children, everyone needs to know where these things are and how :-) to use them.

If you're not there at the time, whoever is there should know how to properly suppress a fire before it gets out of control. You have to try to maintain family routines as much as you can. You can't survive throwing away food for a week. The important thing to consider is the ease of preparation.


Create signalsFire and/or smoke, in a series of :-) three, or large letters/symbols in highly-visible-from-above locations.

There are many ways to create signaling signs for survival. One popular method is to make your own flags. A brightly colored garment tied to a stick makes a good quick flag. You can also tie a poncho around a tent pole to create a larger flag. Reflective material is also a good choice for a flag. You can also lay a flag on the ground for ground-to-air signaling.

However, if you have not been successful signaling, then the likelihood of being found quickly is dramatically reduced, even if you are near a coast line, and you will :-) surely be faced with a survival situation.

Emergency kit

Mostly it was my clothes, medical supplies and some Costco stuff that my mom wanted. There was also my foodwaterand emergency equipment. Each vehicle also has two flashlights, a fire extinguisher, a tow strap and a folding shovel. One of these flashlights has a flashing red light option that will come in handy.

Most of my emergency equipment is in a :-) cumulative tool kit. I store various tools such as a sturdy knife, crescent wrench, jaws and screwdrivers. :-) I also have three ways to start fires, large plastic bags, adhesive tape around the handles of a pair of tools, a roll of twenty-five cents, a flashlight, a small water filter, space blankets and space bags. I pack my car in what I call a "combat load" and have done it for years.

What I mean by this is that my foodwater and emergency equipment can be accessed from the front seat. All these years of packaging this way have finally paid off. First of all, I couldn't get out of the car except :-) by dragging myself out the driver's window. Secondly, if I had left the car, I would have endangered life in that climate.

As much as walking around the vehicle once :-) would have cooled me down too much. My best option was to stay still. Staying warm was hard enough without trying to warm up after the cold. My signal mirror and orange smoke are not appropriate for nighttime signs, so they never unfolded.

Darius Lauder
Darius Lauder

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