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How to Become a Survivalist-3 Steps You Must Take

How to Become a Survivalist- The 3 Steps You Must Take

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How to Become a Survivalist-3 Steps You Must Take

Do you have what it takes to become a survivalist?   

What makes you, whether old or young,  survive in adverse conditions without tools or supplies while well-equipped others perish? 

Becoming a survivalist requires taking specific essential steps, which, when implemented, is the key.

Do you want to prepare for any emergency or a natural disaster like a tornado or earthquake, survive anywhere on earth if you become stranded in the wilderness, jungle, desert, mountains, or any urban setting?

If you watch the news, with the various natural disasters, pandemics, man-made disasters, political upheavals, plane crashes, and even nuclear explosions, and think, “This can happen here,” you have taken the first step to becoming a survivalist.

3 Necessary Steps a Survival Must Implement

Essential steps that must be implemented for any favorable, worst-case scenario outcome are having a survivalist mindset, a strong will to live, utilizing knowledge of survival techniques, and effectively using their survival tools.

1.  Have a Survival Mindset

The foundation of a survivalist’s mindset is never giving up regardless of the situation.

You must believe that you can survive anything and survive anywhere.

You have to think outside the box, be resourceful, and do what is impossible to ensure your number one priority: protection from further dangers.

It matters what you say to yourself; be positive. You must have a detailed picture of yourself beyond the survival situation.

What will you be doing, saying, thinking, feeling? Maintain your sense of humor; it keeps you from stressing and calmer.

Being calm leads to clearer thinking and coming up with multiple options.

2.  Knowledge of Survival Techniques Is Essential to Becoming a Survivalist

Knowledge is essential because the more we know, the easier it is to survive and the less we fear.

Knowing how to apply survival techniques is also about persistence.

One of the essential survival skills you must know is how to start a fire.

A fire can help with communication signaling, protect wildlife, boil water, and help you make tools.

Starting a fire doesn’t just happen in minutes. Starting your fire can take hours one, two, three, or even twelve hours to go from friction.

Pay attention to your environment, and notice what’s available to help get your basic needs met.

Looking around you now, what do you notice in your surroundings that can provide shelter, water, and food?

3.  Survivalist Essentials

How many survival tools will you need?

In a survival scenario, less is more. It is better to have extensive knowledge of your essential tools than a lot of equipment and don’t know how to use it. Remember, you may not have any appliances in a survival situation.

If you can pack tools and equipment, what should you include?
These essential items should include a knife, compass, and telephone. You should have these with you whenever you leave home.

A knife is a valuable tool in any survival situation. It will be useful if you have a folding knife with different blades, but a better choice is a sturdy, sharp, all-purpose knife that can cut vegetables and branches off a tree.

Be sure you know the knife laws where you live; be aware of what is legal when not in a survival scenario.

A compass can help you stay on route, but only if you know how to use it. Your compass and a topographical map showing elevations should be kept on your body, not in a backpack.

Having a charged phone can make a difference in an emergency. It is best to send texts to communicate your location and situation and conserve your battery.


To become a survivalist, the three steps to survival include having a survival mindset, knowledge of survival skills, and being prepared with essential items to help in any survival situation.

Becoming a survivalist is more urgent than ever because the world is unpredictable.  We all see natural disasters exacerbated by climate change, increased wildfires, and stronger hurricanes, to name a few.

There are pandemics, outbreaks, political unrest, and potential man-made disasters such as nuclear meltdowns.

The only logical decision must be to start prepping to survive any worst-case scenario.


Welcome to Survival Skills Now.
After seeing and experiencing some of the effects of global warming, increased floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, forest fires, and other situations, I see the importance of prepping. It is my mission to present survival skills information so that we can prepare for any survival situation.

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