Basic Survival Course
Welcome to the Zulu Survival Basic Survival Course. The goal of the basic survival course is to teach you the rock bottom fundamentals of survival that will be expanded on in the Preparedness Course.
This course focuses on the concepts of prioritization, time management, calorie expenditure and the skills necessary to react accordingly.
In the simplest of terms, a survival event occurs when your needs are taken away for a period of time. Most experts agree that the average time frame for a survival event happens within a 72-hour window (3 days). In most cases, outside help will have arrived by that time and you will be able to go about your life. Even though most survival scenarios occur only for a short time, you must plan for an extended survival event, because yours might not be a typical scenario.
During this initial personal disaster, some if not all of the things you require to live a fulfilling life will be taken away. At the lowest level are you physiological needs; those things that keep your body operating from day-to-day.
According to Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, you need to fulfill your body’s needs first before you can worry about needs such as security, love / belonging, esteem and self-actualization. Your body needs the following in order to operate at its full potential:
- Air for breathing
- A stable and consistent internal environment (Homeostasis)
- Water for hydration
- Food for energy, vitamins and minerals