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So you find yourself in a survival situation. What’s the first thing you need to do?
You may think that you need to find water. Maybe you need to build a shelter. In most cases, both are wrong. What you need to do first is assess your situation and come up with a plan.
The problem with a plan though is that you need information. What information do you really need to survive a situation such as being stranded on a desert island that you didn’t learn before you got on the boat in the first place?
The article below explains what you need to do, whether you’re in this by yourself or in a group. It’s based on both military and civilian survival skills training. It’s the three inventories you need to do when you find yourself in a survival situation. This is what you need to do before anything else.