By Ryan – Modern Survival Online
We constantly discuss all the different skills and strategies that can help somebody survive in a SHTF scenario. However, when it comes right down to it we can boil everything down to a handful of things that can spell disaster. Sure, there is a possibility that you get eaten by a bear or starve to death. However, there are much more likely ways to perish.
When I look back on the survival challenges that I have completed, there was almost always something that caught me off guard. These are the things that could cause a person to die in a survival situation. In this article, I am going to discuss the most likely ways that a survival scenario can go South. I will also cover the ways you can avoid these pitfalls.
When a person is not prepared for a survival situation, it is very common for them to panic. This is the primary reason that people lose their lives in these scenarios. Panic prevents a person from rationally analyzing their situation and formulating a plan for success. Survival is all about adapting and strategizing.
It is a natural reaction. We are all built with a fight or flight mechanism when our lives are on the line. This pumps adrenaline through our veins. It is important that you learn to control this instinct and use it to your advantage. When you can calm your mind and think your way through the situation, you will likely come out on top.
If you look at actual cause of death in survival situations, hypothermia kills more people than any other single threat. This is the process of your body shutting down as your internal temperature drops below 95F. One of the most dangerous aspects of hypothermia is that people think it can only happen in freezing conditions. The fact is that hypothermia can happen in just about any environment around the planet. Without protection from the elements, the average person can only survive three hours in cold or wet weather.