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Arkane

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Whats most important in a survival situation
« on: November 15, 2017, 09:45:50 am »

What is the most important thing in a survival situation?
Water, Food, Shelter, Weapons, vehicles, information ?

The way I see it it is neither and all the above but over all it is control!
One must control ones situation for the above to be any use to you.

Can you control your situation or will the situation control you?
Do you even know what this means? and how to achieve it?

Opinions and comments welcome, abuse not ;D
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Re: Whats most important in a survival situation
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2017, 04:07:05 pm »

You have to keep your head and your heart in the right place. You must "come first". You can't help your mum or your missus and kids if you're sick, injured, or dead.
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Re: Whats most important in a survival situation
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2017, 04:12:15 pm »

Control, cool head and common sense Arkane.
I have seen that much panic over crap over the years it blows me away.
Too stupid to live comes to mind! :o ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Whats most important in a survival situation
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2017, 06:07:02 pm »

Being prepared and having a plan.
 If you have a plan to deal with the priorities of three's, and security then your reaction to a situation will be measured and calculated.  In emergency response and military they teach by constant practice till it becomes second nature or instinct.  If you have first aid skills and their is injuries it is I can do something not just panic.
One has to have constant situational awareness so that the element of surprise is reduced. 
There are many examples of people surviving a situation by taking basic steps that they saw in a TV show on survival be it wilderness or urban earthquake etc...

You can survive three minutes of severe bleeding, without breathable air (unconsciousness generally occurs), or in icy water.
You can survive three hours in a harsh environment (extreme heat or cold).
You can survive three days without drinkable water.
You can survive three weeks without edible food.
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Re: Whats most important in a survival situation
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2017, 06:12:37 pm »

Sever a femoral artery and you can bleed out in 17 seconds!
You should be able to reach and apply your tourniquet in 5 seconds or less or you will pass out and then pass on! ;D
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Re: Whats most important in a survival situation
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 07:08:20 am »

I prefer my femoral artery shaken not severed! :o ;D
Stroke volume of a human heart on average is 70 mls per beat, multiplied by pulse rate for output.
A bad arterial bleed or even a bad venous bleed will have you bled out very quickly.
Russ's rule for survival - keep all major blood vessels intact where possible!
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Re: Whats most important in a survival situation
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 07:46:55 am »

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Russ's rule for survival - keep all major blood vessels intact where possible!

Good rule, I'll try to abide by it :)
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Re: Whats most important in a survival situation
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 09:05:15 am »

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Re: Whats most important in a survival situation
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 11:39:21 am »

Tourniquets on femoral artery can be a bit dicey - prefer to find the artery and clamp it.  It can sometimes retract backup towards the hip!!!.  It is  life and death situation - applying self first aid if there is none to assist or hospital (SHTF) to give emergency care and operation to fix the issue - prognosis is not good.
One could also try putting in multiple saline drips - mine from the military days are way expired.

Situational awareness and prevention of incident is where the focus should be.
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Re: Whats most important in a survival situation
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 09:13:08 pm »

In reality you would be dead as the femoral artery does retract both ways and to
locate it in mid thigh is near impossible in practice.
Why a lot of hunters in africa died from wart hog and rhino attacks.
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Re: Whats most important in a survival situation
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2017, 06:12:13 pm »

Stay steady and do the right thing at the right time.  Experience helps. 
The only thing you can really control is yourself.  And sometimes not even that.  Most things we just try to manage and influence. (Crikey ... I sound like a marriage counselor!) 
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