The key to surviving is preparation. But this section isn't about stockpiling food or preparing for disasters at home. They are in another section. This is about the skills and tricks you can learn and remember now that will help save your life if your car breaks down in the woods, you're lost while hiking, a gunman barrages into your office or a terrible disaster strands you in austere conditions. Remember like any skill these are perishable if you don't practice them, so practice practice practice.