Extreme Wilderness Survival – Craig Caudill 2017
“The word tactics has , in modern times, been most often utilized in regard to military or naval operations of some sort. While this definition is certainly one that is appropriate, tactics is also defined as “any mode or procedure for gaining advantage or success”. Therein lies my use in our purpose here… The goal in wilderness survival is to do anything you can to gain an advantage. Sometimes this does involve the use of firearms as a means of gaining an advantage over a stronger or more skilled aggressor. Other times this might mean developing your kids at a young age to be self-reliant and skilled survivalists. This offers you an advantage for you and your family (or any other group) simply because you have more numbers of skilled survivalists…. Virtually everything I have written has been from the basis of understanding that you are alone and without help or assistance. How advantageous would it be if you had three more people with skills just like your own? It would be huge!”
Well said! Craig’s book Extreme Wilderness Survival should be in your collection. Too often we have students, typically the man, who attends class to get skills to carry the family in a survival situation, man made or natural. And we say time an again, “What happens if you are the casualty? Can your family take care of business and all survive?” We recognize the importance or building a team, commonly referred to as tribe, kith, kin; and we offer family discounts and even encourage youth to attend at half price or even free so that they gain skills as well. Please, get the whole family involved in your prep plans!
And since we are talking about books, other good books to have in your library (ALWAYS in print form – your e-book will be worthless in a grid down situation).
“The Survival Doctor’s Complete Handbook” – James Hubbard, MD, MPH
“Armageddon Medicine” – Cynthia Koelker, MD
and of course “Emergency War Surgery” – Office of the Surgeon General
And getting trained in Emergency Medicine goes without saying, Basic First Aid at a minimum, and as much higher qualifications as you can manage. Getting the certificate is nice but getting the skills is the most important. Take a class or get with a buddy who has the skills and have them pass it onto you and yours. Needle decompression, wound packing, suturing, etc…. are all good skill sets. And don’t forget your family, have them join you and make it a family class!