Psychology of Survival – How Your Mind Affects Your Ability to Survive.
Off Grid Survival
September 2, 2012
Survival, really being prepared to survive; means being able to control your fears, your emotions and your ego. To truly be prepared to survive, you need to cultivate a mindset that goes far beyond just having the skills to survive.
Now I’m not suggesting that knowledge isn’t a powerful ally, I’ve said many times in the past that “knowledge is the key to survival.” But if knowledge alone is enough to survive, why is it that so many people with little to no actual survival training have managed to survive some of the most horrific survival scenarios imaginable?
For instance, take the Uruguayan rugby team that crash landed in the rugged snow swept Andes. You may have seen the movie Alive, which is based on the real story. Here is a group of guys that had little if any actual survival training, no gear, and what most experts would deem no real chance of survival. The team had little food, no source of heat and lacked the proper clothing and shelter for the environment. Yet, despite the odds being stacked against them, many of them survived and were rescued after enduring over two months of unspeakable conditions.