IMPORTANCE OF PRACTICE
"If you reading this now means that you want to know why it's important to learn and practice survival skills and bushcraft,
Let me break it down for you
A couple of months ago, no one knew that COVID-19 existed. Now the virus has spread to almost every country, infecting X amount of people whom we know about, and many more whom we do not. It has crashed economies and broken health-care systems, filled hospitals, and emptied public spaces. It has separated people from their workplaces and their friends. It has disrupted modern society on a scale that most living people have never witnessed. This pandemic has already imprinted itself upon the nation’s psyche! Hopefully, everything will end soon but worse can arrive so we must be ready physically and mentally with minimal knowledge of survival
Beside Cororavirus, each year in developed countries there are thousands of people who get lost while going out on hikes or during other recreational activities in random wild environments, of course, most of them were rescued but keep in mind guys that rescue team only arrives at least after 72h (minimum)
(For example in the United States alone, over 2,000 people a year getting lost)
A survival situation is one where you need to survive. No, I'm not trying to be funny here. Normal situations such as camping trips, road trips, etc. are those times when everything goes along as expected, or at least as hoped for. To me, a survival situation is one where normalcy is out the window: whatever you had planned is no longer viable, and you have to save yourself through your own efforts: you have to live long enough to get yourself out of your current situation, or live long enough for help to arrive.
You could be out for a long hike alone, fall down the side of a mountain and break your leg. If you haven't told anyone where you were going, and nobody else is around, then, my friend, you're in a survival situation.
Another event where knowing survival skills is important is natural disasters, experiencing extreme shifts in weather, accidents causing some form of incapacitation, and many other unforeseen circumstances
Learning and practice survival skills, it also builds confidence and self-esteem, helping you to anticipate your fears.
It also increases your knowledge of the plants, animals, and geology of your surroundings
It's the best way to connect with nature and disconnect from stressful modern daily life.
I think these examples are a good and enough reason to learn and practice survival skills and bushcraft"