The Art of Survival

Survival is the art of escaping with life. It is a science, because it’s based on rules, but though numerous, they are absolute. Their use depends on who applies them.

Survival techniques and solutions are very old and have evolved with the passing of time. It is no wonder that survival technique is closely related to the history of wars and has become a science during World War II and afterwards. Many soldiers, airmen, sailors, prisoners who found themselves in the sea, jungle, desert, etc. when catastrophe happened were forced to live-or-die in adverse conditions.

In a desperate situation struggling for your life you need to know how to survive. You need to know what, how and where to get anything useful to make it out alive. You need to know how to keep your health and strength and how to apply medical treatment to yourself or others, in case of injury or illness.

In a desperate situation you have to be able to keep up your own courage and find the strength to comfort other members of the group, even if you think the future is not promising.

Remember: If you want to survive, you can!

There is a very important principle in surviving catastrophes: in order to survive and escape you have to really want it to overcome adversity.

Prevent and Survive situations:

  • Be careful
  • Be active
  • Be responsible
  • Be efficient
  • Be optimistic
  • Communicate with everybody
  • Be creative
  • Respect the Nature
  • Get Involved

 Stay Alive!

Water and Sinking Car Situation, What you need to know to survive a Car Crash in Water


Just imagine that you’re driving down the road and an animal suddenly darts out in front of your car. Instinctively, most people will swerve to avoid hitting it, and in the process, it’s easy to lose control of the vehicle. The action you take will perhaps depend on the situation that you are in.

Car accidents are frightening, but an accident in which your vehicle is thrown into the water, with you trapped inside, is absolutely terrifying, and for the most frightening experiences imaginable for most people.

Most deaths are a result of panic, not having a plan and not understanding what is happening to the car in the water. By adopting a brace position to survive the impact, acting decisively when the car ends up in the water, and getting out fast, being trapped in a sinking vehicle is survivable.



Escape from a sinking car situation

You will need self – composure and a glass-breaking tool.

Calm down

Avoid panic by reminding yourself that your car will usually float for a minute or two before it begins to sink. Use this time to unfasten your seat belt, open the driver-side window or a sunroof, and unlock the doors.

Break the car window

If you were unable to open your side window, break it with your elbow, heels, or anything pointy you have on hand.

Point for the center of the window


Get out the car

Climb out the window before the car becomes submerged, and swim to the surface.


Wait for the car fills

Don’t panic if you were unable to get out through the window. Let the car fill with water, knowing that once it does, the water pressure inside and out will be equalized, allowing you to open the door and escape, them Open the door and swim up.

Try to remain calm as panic reduces energy.

Stay Alive!



Why today’s education should be more about survival school


Imagine dropping someone off in the middle of the sea, to survive in water for a day. What are the most important things that person needs to help them survive?

Survival, really being prepared to survive, means being able to control your fears, manages your emotions and put your ego in check. To truly be prepared to survive, you need to cultivate a mindset that goes far beyond just having the skills to survive.

I am suggesting that knowledge is a powerfully ally; I say knowledge is the key to survival. But if knowledge alone is enough to survive, how do you explain that many people, with little to no actual survival training, have managed to survive some of the most horrible survival scenarios imaginable?

Definitely, more than anything else, courage combined with sustained perseverance and passion towards long-term goals, will help him or her thrive in this challenging environment.

The first problem with this pedagogy is that it is not interesting; the students have no idea why someone would want to survive a scenario in the first place. If the material is not interesting to the student, there will be no passion and no chance to develop courage and curiosity. At the same time, if the student does not care about the material, they will have no motivation to continue after they will feel a blockage, so there will be no perseverance.

The biggest problem though is that even when students succeed, they feel no reward. Educational materials should be more about rewards, where the students show interest of thoroughgoing study.

Today’s education system focuses on teaching should be more on scenarios of how to Stay Alive in the wildness or open seas.

Ultimately, education is about preparing students for the future. Given the uncertainties the future holds, the best way to prepare students is to give them the tools to adapt and learn whatever they need to develop. Teaching water survival will give students the opportunity to learn how to learn, while also providing opportunities to develop the courage that is so instrumental to success. When students can make and solve a water survival scenario, they can change the world in whatever way that inspires them.

Stay Alive!



Venomous Sea Snakes?

Water snakes are venomous or not? It is about time to solve that dilemma.

Most sea snakes are venomous, and many of them highly. Sea snakes occur mainly in the warm tropical waters of the Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean, with a few species found well out into Oceania. The Atlantic, Caribbean and Red Sea have a slightly population of sea snakes.

The sea snakes have evolved from a family of Australian land snakes. Unlike eels, they have lungs, instead of gills, and need to come to the surface to breathe air. For that reason, sea snakes usually live in shallow waters where they swim about the bottom feeding on fish, fish eggs and eels. They have a huge left lung, though, that stretches over much of their body length, and allows them to stay underwater for a few hours. They may also swim up rivers and have been seen as far as 160 km from the sea.

Most sea snakes are venomous, and many of them highly. Even ‘dead’ specimens found at the beach should not be touched, because some species are known to feign death when stranded by the tide. Besides, some dead and even decapitated snakes can still administer a reflex bite.

They feed mostly on fish, which they swallow whole. This explains why sea snake venom is usually so toxic: it must kill quickly or else a thrashing fish could either escape or its sharp spines might poke a hole in the snake’s stomach.

Cases of envenomation by sea snakes are very rare, and encounters with humans are not very common. Most sea snake bites occur on trawlers, when the snakes are sometimes hauled in with the catch. Another reason of biting is that even those snakes entangled in a net don’t always try to bite. Indeed, most species are shy and far less aggressive than their land cousins, except maybe during the mating season, in winter, when divers can sometimes be bitten if they disturb nesting areas.

A high number of sea snakes have largely the potential to kill humans, they can hardly be considered as truly dangerous to man. Nevertheless, they should be treated with respect and left alone.

It is very important, that caution must be also taken in the instance of a bite: because of the small size of their fangs, bites are not extremely painful, at first, and might even go unnoticed. The first symptoms can appear only 30 minutes to a few hours after the bite. You need antivenin substitute. Call for Help!


Stay Alive!


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What it’s this Swimming Survival?

Swimming Survival it is a course program developing for everybody who is swimming in the sea, river or doing aquatic sports. The intent of this course is to teach you specialized aquatic techniques for swimming survival in all kind of situations.
The survival swimming skills, techniques, and procedures outlined in this course are applicable to teach personnel how to cope with unique aspects of survival in the water.
Water survival training experts have developed these procedures to enable swimmers to cope with life and death factors, cold water, darkness, negatively buoyant equipment, restrictive clothing, rough seas,rivers, how to swim efficiently, how to abandon ship, how to swim underwater, rough seas and much more.

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