Note: The article has been translated from the Italian language with software
Have you ever found yourself in extreme situations, where your only thought is to survive?
Being involved in a plane crash or a shipwreck of your sailboat, being alive in the middle of nowhere in hostile terrain, from that moment on, your only concern will be to survive.
We never think about it, but what would happen to us if at any moment we were to find ourselves in a dangerous situation, such as being involved in a plane or naval accident, in a conflict or in a natural disaster? Would our survival instinct be able to handle the situation and therefore would we be able to not die?
Would we be able to get food and water, hunt and not be hunted?
The human being, the unsuitable animal
The human being in the “wild” state, therefore naked and without weapons and tools, is not suitable for any environment, is not suitable to survive in the desert, nor in the ice, not even in the jungle.
We don’t have claws, we don’t have fur, we don’t run fast enough to hunt a rabbit, and we can’t run as fast as a tiger that has chosen us to be its dinner.
The human being as he was born and without intellectual tools is unsuitable for the world, we are aliens in a hostile world, but fortunately thanks to our ingenuity and our ability to solve problems we are able to adapt to every situation, building shelters , covering ourselves to shelter ourselves from heat and cold, we build weapons to hunt and tools to solve our problems, all these characteristics together constitute a great unique feature that we do not find in any animal.
Presentation of the book that could make you survive
The book published by Hoepli “Surviving: Individual and group survival instructions” available in both print and digital version is intended to train you to survive, alone or with other people in extreme situations of various kinds.
The Surviving book presented consists of 254 pages and is in its 2nd edition, written by Enzo Maolucci and Alberto Salza, and is one of the best survival manuals in Italian available on the market.