If you remember, we were able to discuss the survival basics. Furthermore, that discussion took us to the acronym, SURVIVAL. Each letter representing a crucial element in survival. Today, we’re going to take a look at what the letter V of the acronym, SURVIVAL, means – Vanquish fear and panic: Survival Basics.
Fear and panic can be your greatest enemy. Enemy, especially, in combat and evasion survival situations. Fear is that feeling you get when a perceived danger is introduced. Panic, meanwhile, is a sudden sensation of such fear; this goes to be the more tangible side of fear. Because of both, hindrances are abound; especially mentally.
If you cannot keep it under control, your ability to decide will be affected. So instead of reacting to the real situation in front of you, you instead focus on the mental constructs your mind creates. These can suck the positive energy inside of you and replace it with emotions which are negative.
Training and experience can help you vanquish fear and panic.
Related: Value Living: Survival Basics
Just to recap on the survival acronym:
S – Size up on the situation
- Physical Condition.
U – Use all your senses, undue haste makes waste – Then think before you do something.
R – Remember where you are – Then always have a sense of where you are and where you’re going.
V – Vanquish fear and panic – Then be in the correct mental state and possess the correct attitude.
I – Improvise – Make due of the situation.
V – Value living – Never stop having the will to survive.
A – Act like the natives – Think how natives would adapt to this land.
L – Learn Basic Skills – These basic skills to learn and apply are at the heart of survival.