This post is my first review here… of a movie, in which I will be asking the question concerning survival… how much if any education is in the entertainment? Now, as we all know, movies exist to entertain us… but when it comes to survival movies, people expect a certain degree of reality, even if only so they can brag about how much they know about the subject, and then there are those who like to rant and rave about how real world knowledge is so grossly misrepresented by the movies.
I’ll get to what the title of this article is referring to in a bit, so please keep reading. These days… while not quite a dime a dozen, survival manuals seem to be everywhere. When choosing survival manuals… same as with any other instructional book… the ones written by those experienced in what they are writing about are usually the best. This is because they not only talk about the skills and tools necessary to survival that anybody can rehash into their own book… but they also relate that practiced know-how to real events that they have survived.
I have been following Selco for about 6 months now… reading about his experiences and getting a first hand account of some of the often overlooked and under-estimated aspects of survival… many are the mental and attitudinal aspects that most survival instructors grossly overlook at worst and merely skim over at best… this is because nothing beats real PROLONGED experience and those instructors don’t have any! Who is Selco, you ask?<
In survival… attitude is everything. This is not debatable, and is the very first thing anyone concerned with survival must understand. Understand? If your answer to Question #1 is ‘No’, then stop reading… to continue would be a complete waste of your time.