Survival skills are techniques a person may utilize for an indefinite duration in order to survive a dangerous situation.
Generally speaking, these techniques are meant to provide the basic necessities for human life: water, food, and shelter AND the needs to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and for first aid.
Such skills are presented as useful in situations such as storms or earthquakes or in dangerous locations such as desert, mountains, and jungle. Every different situation or location is said to present a different range of dangers. Techniques to fit most situations are suggested by sources on the topic.
Although this entire site deals with every intricate detail of survival in both terms of peace (natural) and war (man made) disaster, these broad reaching and informative handbooks cover the art of general survival skills, tips and techniques in both an urban and remote sense.
This amazing guide to survival and evasion takes the reader through the knowledge required to escape, evade and survive a life or death situation. Such situations include breakout from a prisoner of war camp, breakout from a surrounded position in small numbers or as an individual, as a result of tactical nuclear strikes and the eventual disorganization of corps and divisional boundaries and many more.
It is inherent dangers associated with waterborne operations demand that Marines and Sailors receive proper water survival training. This publication is the foundation for teaching Marines correct water survival techniques and procedures that are used throughout the Marine combat water survival program (MCWSP).