On the internet and media today you can see people that prepare for accidents and disasters in nature. I have mentioned
many times before that survival will most likely happen suddenly or by accident. This will be in areas in or around populated areas. Some will be rivers and lakes or the sea around where people live.
Most accidents that results in death are in areas I have explained above and not in the wilderness at all. The areas I have explained above can be deadly. It can be fire, extreme weather, terror, cold water, at night or a number of other factors.
To be prepared is not about exaggeration or over doing philosophies because it is a known fact that people die from situations and from what is many times a trivial situation that could easily be overcome
by a SAK.
What are the main factors that must be considered and what do you need?
Basically the tools you
need for survival or the factors involved are not so different from the wilderness.
The SAK is just one tool that makes things safer for people in or around populated areas.
When you are in a boat you will need knife/tools, light and something to make fire with. Besides these you need to use common sense and use a life west of some kind.
If you look on what
people die from then many will be surprised. If you fall through the ice and cannot get up then you scream for help. It can be smart to have a device or tool that can make sound like a small whistle. The light you can use to send signals with for example SOS.
The knife can be helpful to get up from the ice as well.
It is absolutely not necessary to die from such situations. On the water if you are into sports or kayaking then you must take some
extra precautions. Just to paddle in the summertime can be demanding because of waves, current and sudden change in weather. Sudden changes in weather can be because of environmental changes that makes even the experienced person unsecure and situation unpredictable.
One of the main factors that make survival unpredictable for people is the comfort they are used to. People use boats the year around and that is important to remember. People are used to
comfort and that things never goes wrong. This is most dangerous factor in my mind.
Today people use mobile phones and this is a very helpful and smart tool to bring. It is also an unpredictable
safety device still.
Do people really want to drive around in a boat and suddenly come across an accident with a person screaming for help that he is tangled in a net or rope and not having
a knife. Some people do not bring a cutting device on the water and that is a big no! It is retarded to say it gently.
My webpages are about SAK and things around it. People die from trivial
things and I suggest people should wake up a bit.