When we discuss “survival skills” and “survival training,” we are usually referring to the mechanics involved in wilderness survival situations. Survival trainees need to know how to build a fire in less-than-perfect conditions, what supplies should always be in their pack,  how to find or build a shelter, and on and on.There are enormous benefits to be derived from the actual process of learning and practicing survival skills that are life-changing and ultra rewarding.  The survival skills training process reaps great rewards on its practitioners in the form of:

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  • increased self-esteem
  • the ability to be self-reliant and to trust in one’s own abilities
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  • reinforced character
  • enhanced self-confidence
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  • a greater appreciation for the outdoors
  • the ability to calmly and rationally analyze a situation and act accordingly without panic