3 Steps To Survival

My survival concepts are based on a simple three step approach. These steps with improvising skills and a will to survive are outlined in each of my six books (amazon; barnes and noble).

(listed here; slightly modified for children) Greg Davenport's Three Steps to Survival 3_steps
  1. Stop and stay where you are.  Rescue will begin their search in your last known location.  Unless you know where you are and have the navigation skills to safely travel to rescue, stay put.
  2. Identify and prioritize your five survival essentials (needs)
  3. Improvise to meet your needs
------------------------------------------------- Survival is survival regardless of the environment you arr in.  Your needs remain constant!   Identifying and prioritizing survival needs, therefore, is one (of many) key to survivability and comfort.  Your needs are:
  1. Maintaining Life
    1. Personal Protection
      1. Clothing
      2. Shelter
      3. Fire
    2. Sustenance
      1. Water
      2. Food
    3. Health
      1. Psychological stress
      2. Traumatic injury
      3. Environmental injury
  2. Returning Home
    1. Signaling using manmade and natural resources
    2. Travel
Once these needs are identified and prioritized, the next step is meeting them. Often, you will not have the manmade resource to accomplish this and will need to improvise a solution.  Improvising is a five step process:
  1. Identify the need
  2. Inventory materials (both manmade and natural)
  3. Consider options
  4. Pick one based on best use of time, energy, and materials
  5. Construct it making sure it is safe and durable
--------------------------------------------------------- Greg Davenport's Three Steps to Survival for Kids Kids-3-steps
  1. Stop and stay where you are. Rescue will begin their search in your last known location. Unless you know where you are and have the navigation skills to safely travel to rescue, stay put.
  2. Meet your needs which include:
    1. wearing layered clothing and adding or taking off layers depending on weather conditions
    2. finding shelter from wind and moisture (hug a tree or use any manmade material you have)
    3. staying hydrated (drink water and replace it if you can)
    4. signaling for help (signal mirror and whistle [hopefully you have] or bang on a tree or rock three times every five minutes
  3. Keep the faith.  We are looking for you!