Survival

In our opinion Survival and Bushcraft aren't the same thing, although they often go hand in hand. Roughly defined; Survival is Bushcraft pushed to the limit of an extreme situation. One big difference is that when Bushcrafting you have chosen to be there and spend time in the outdoors. But in a extreme Survival situation something have gone terrible wrong according to plan and you want to get out of there as soon and safe as possible. An extreme Survival situation can occur out in the wilderness as well as inside a big city. Survival is more about avoiding danger, avoiding panic and having the knowledge about you and your friends limits both mental and physical.
But Bushcraft skills may come very handy also in a extreme Survival situation where ever it may occur. Skills like; finding water, making fire and building shelter can also be fundamental when trying to stay alive in a urban environment.

In the same way that Bushcraft skills helps you to enjoy your outdoor experiences more, Survival skills gives you the confident to relax more knowing you have a fair chance to handle a more extreme situation when it occurs.




Jonas Vildmark's strict definition of Survival:

The art of taking care of oneself and others in different environments.
Survival is our day to day life.
Extreme Survival means that something has gone fundamentally wrong according to plan.



Note that we differentiate Survival and Extreme Survival. Ordinary Survival is basically everyday living; our instinct to live and making constant decisions like; Which jacket should I pick today? Look both right and left before passing the street. Now I need to go to bed and get some sleep so I can manage tomorrow.

Jonas Vildmark divide Extreme Survival into four main parts:
Avoiding – Try to not end up in a extreme situation in the first place (some also call this Prepping)
Psyche – Attitude and mental capacity
Physique – Your body's limits and needs
Tactics – Knowledge, experience and techniques





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