Chapter 1 Introduction to Different Survival Scenarios “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” - William J. Deming (1900 – 1993) This ironical quote from the famous American author, Quality Management guru and statistician clearly indicates how important adaptability is to survival. And of course, it means exactly the opposite to what the words appear to say. And the adaptability you need for your survival is to develop the right attitude towards the risks which threaten it. Nature and circumstances have tested man’s endurance ever since the human race set foot on the planet. If your imagination could take you to the time when the earliest human beings walked a rather hostile planet Earth, which would have offered more hazards and dangers than what we face today, then you cannot help but admire the epic survival struggle that our species have had to endure. But the reason why the human race survived and thrived on the planet was simply because of its intelligence, its endurance and its ability to overcome any challenge presented to its survival. Survival is almost instinctive, but modern human beings are equipped with something no living being has ever had in their armory: Knowledge. When you combine survival skills with knowledge, you can find the perfect solution to all your problems. This guide will provide you with all the knowledge you need to survive effectively in the following emergency scenarios. • In the Wilderness or the Outdoors • In an Open Water Body, such as Sea • In Urban Areas There are a number of situations that may arise in all the above three settings, and this survival guide will offer you a wide range of advice on a number of scenarios that you could possibly encounter. This guide is intended to offer some valuable information and instructions about how to survive in a crisis situation. A survival scenario always involves making the best use of the resources around you, and to keep a cool