Survival Physical Preparedness

STEP 3:

Survival Physical Preparedness

The Body fuels the mind, body, and spirit. Being physically fit ensures that the Mind, body, and spirit function at prime performance. A healthy body will stay alert, last longer without food and help ward off sickness and infection.

This is where things begin to get tough. Remember, survival is a mindset. Everything about survival is a mindset. So now we build a physical mindset to getting in survival shape.

You must be physically fit. Your age really is unimportant. You need to be in the best shape that your age or physical condition allows. You need to know your limits, and what you can do and what you can’t do.

There are 2 parts to physical preparedness.

First is physical fitness that consists of strength training and cardio. Endurance is the key focus.

Second is self-defense. You need to learn how to fight and defend yourself. I mean how to really fight. Especially if your older or have physical limitations. Martial arts are great to know, but I’m talking about life or death fighting. I’m talking about fight ending techniques you can use regardless of your limitations.

So remember, when the going get’s tough, the tough keep going.

Physical Fitness

One of the first things you need to know is,

  • How many miles can you walk in a day? Idealistically a person should be able to walk 10-30 miles in a 12hr period.
  • Here’s the killer, how much weight can you carry for that distance. Idealistically one should at least be able to carry 30lbs, but you really should be thinking 50-75lbs.

Here’s why those 2 questions are so important.

  • The distance. This will give me an estimate on how long it will take me to get to my final bug-out destination.
  • It will give an idea of how many cache’s I may need and where to place them.
  • The weight. This tell’s me how much gear I can have. The most important gear to be selected. You now know your bug-out gear total weight.