Epic Survival site for the uninitiated.

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A good general site! Now if only it was available when the power goes out and the Nets is gone. :P

Seriously, note that all the 'locations' involved--
using the Boy Scout 'STOP' method to assess the situation,
knowing how to find water and make a solar still,
knowing how to make a shelter,

(( and I like the jungle and island one... for the fishing spear and dead fall 'food traps'. ))

Some nice basic skills anyone can learn, practice, and have 'on hand' (mind) during an emergency.... with or without the Netz and power!
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"Laws" of Survival in an Emergency…

1) Try to Stay Calm…
Often the first instinct of an emergency is to panic, to worry, instead seek to remain calm and think about your actions and their consequences. If for whatever reason you can not remain calm, take a moment to get the emotions out of your system but try not to influence anyone else in doing so.

2) Take charge of your situation…
This doesn’t mean to dominate the situation, but do not allow yourself to be dragged down by group sentiments, or if alone prepare to do what is best for your own safety. We all have heard to stay near the site of a crash, but sometimes you have to adapt to the situation which might mean moving on toward safety instead of staying put.

3) Seek shelter & safety…
Long before you consider food a requirement, seek to find a safe place to rest and recuperate. A shelter allows one to tend to minor injuries, avoid the hazards of the elements. It gives you a temporary base to act from. A little work can make for a much more 'comfortable' situation later.

4 )Use your resources…
Resources go beyond items in your possession, material in your environment you can use to aid your immediate goals. Resources refers to your personality, your knowledge and your ability to make choices.

5) Try to Blend with your Environment…
Follow the pattern of nature, whether you are lost in a city or a wilderness. Follow the patterns of those around you, certain types of people gather near places often open to the public. Animals often gather near places with abundant food and water.

I know this sounds counter intuitive when you are 'lost' and trying to be spotted. But there are means to display 'help' signs without becoming a critters main meal -OR- some city predator's new victim.
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