5 C’s & 10 C’s Of Survival
5 C’s & 10 C’s Of Survival Dave Canterbury Recommends… from Modern Survival Blog
The following post on the 5 C’s & 10 C’s of survival is timeless. I originally posted this years ago. However I’m re-posting the list as a refresher. It may be especially to new comers who may be wondering about the basics for a survival kit.
These elements of survival basics are well worth remembering (and practicing).
When putting together a minimalist (or any) basic survival kit, consider these underlying categories for survivability. You might fulfill the recommended requirements in a number of different ways. That’s up to you. But it’s a great guideline.
5 C’s of Survival
Before listing the 10 C’s of survival, these first 5 are the core elements of survivability. They are categories/items that would be difficult to reproduce in an outdoor situation if you didn’t already have them.
The most difficult thing to reproduce in an outdoor situation. A high quality knife, preferably in a sheath and strapped to your belt. Full tang for strength is a great idea too.
I’ve written a number of articles on the survival knife, including this one about “batoning” wood:
Morakniv Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife
(view on amzn)
You need ‘something’ that will start a fire, whether the environment is wet or dry. And the ability / “know-how” to do it. (Articles on Fire Making)
FireSteel – World’s Best Firestarter Rods
(view at FireSteel.com)
Cover & Shelter to protect you from the elements. This could be a wool blanket, a tarp, Mylar foil blanket, etc. Even your clothes and outerwear are considered among the “shelter” category once you start digging into it.