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The 10C's of Survival (Coaching Pedagogy)


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What are the most important items to carry into the wild.

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The 10C's of Survival (Coaching Pedagogy)

  1. 1. The 10 Cs of Survival Simon Evans 2013
  2. 2. 10 Cs of Survival1. Cutting2. Combustion3. Cover4. Cordage5. Container6. Cloth7. Compass8. Carry9. Combo tool10.Care
  3. 3. Logic behind the 10 Cs of Survival• Simplifying the choices to carry into the wilderness.• Chosen for specific environment and skill set.• Must have multiple uses and compliment other items.• Hard to replicated in the wilderness• Multiples of the 10Cs should be carried.
  4. 4. Cutting Tool• Most important outdoor tool?• Types - Knife - Machete - Axe Simon Evans 2013 - Saw• Users - Cutting - Making tools - Building shelter - Skinning game - Making Traps - Protection Simon Evans 2013
  5. 5. Combustion Tool - Fire• Essential to survival• Psychological and Physical benefits• Water Purification• Maintains core body temperature• Assist in hardening and making tools• Types - Bic Lighter - Ferrocerium Rod - Flint &Steel - Magnifying Lens - Tinder - Cotton wool &Vaseline - Surefire Simon Evans 2013
  6. 6. Cover / Shelter• Protection from elements, environment, maintain core body temperature, insects and animals.• Can not survive more than 3 hours without shelter in extreme environments. Simon Evans 2013 Simon Evans 2013
  7. 7. Container• Difficult to make in the wild.• Uses: Collecting, carrying, boiling, cooking, carrying fire.• Types: Tin can, Steel drink bottles, Military mess kit. Simon Evans 2013 Simon Evans 2013
  8. 8. Cordage - Rope• Multiuse in the wilderness: - Building shelter - Medical - Hunting - Trapping - Fishing - Repairing items - Making fire - Making carrying devices - Signaling device Simon Evans 2013
  9. 9. Cloth - Clothing• The Bodies first lines of defense against the elements from hypothermia or hyperthermia.• Protects us from the cold by providing insulation.• Breathable so that body moisture can escape.• Protect us from are the sun, thorns, rocks and insects.- Wool- Polypropylene- Cotton only in hot environments- Waterproof- Breathable
  10. 10. Carry / Cargo / Bag• Carrying equipment• Compact and efficient Simon Evans 2013
  11. 11. Compass - Navigation• The difference between finding you way out or heading in the wrong direction.• Magnetic Compass• Simon Evans 2013 Map• GPS system• Satellite phone• EPIRB device• Plan• Tell someone• Leave directions Simon Evans 2013
  12. 12. Combo Tool – Multi tool• Jack of all trades• Backup tool Simon Evans 2013
  13. 13. Care – Self Aid• First Aid Kit personalised to individual and environment.• Signaling Devices, EPIRB, Satellite phone, fire, mirror, whistle, orange colored clothing, emergency space blanket and Bivy bag. Simon Evans 2013
  14. 14. Conclusion• Simplify survivalequipment.• Importance between the 10C’s.• Create a system that works for the individual.• Adapted to suit the environment and skill set of the individual.
  15. 15. References• Camping and Wilderness Survival: The Ultimate Outdoors Book By Paul Tawrell (Peer Reviewed)• Outdoor survival skills By Larry D. Olsen (Peer Reviewed)• SURVIVAL KNIFE James F. White et al (Peer Reviewed)• Wilderness Survival: 2nd Edition By Gregory J Davenport (Peer Reviewed)• Emergency Survival: A Pocket Guide : Quick Information for Outdoor Safety By Christopher Van Tilburg (Peer Reviewed)• Primitive Wilderness Living and Survival Skills: Naked Into the Wilderness By John McPherson, Geri McPherson (Peer Reviewed)• Wilderness Survival For Dummies By Cameron M. Smith, John F. Haslett (Peer Reviewed)• Outdoor Safety Handbook By Buck Tilton• Ray Mears Outdoor Survival Handbook By Ray Mears• Hiking and Backpacking: Outdoor Adventures Goldenberg, Marni PhD• Backpacker Magazines Outdoor Survival: Skills to Survive and Stay Alive By Molly Absolon• Outdoor Survival Skills By David Colon• A Personal Wilderness First Aid Kit: What to Include?Written by Paul Kirtley• WILDERNESS SURVIVAL GUIDEby Kim Moha• Dave Cantebury• SAS Survival Guide, Collins gem• The Ultimate Survival Guide• Ray Mears Essential Bushcraft• Tom Browns Field Guide Wilderness Survival• Wilderness Survival• Stay Alive A Handbook on Survival• Antarctic Field Manual• Paddy Pallin Bushwalking and Camping• Collins Camping and Hiking Manual• The Trekker’s Handbook• The Ultimate Book of Camping and Bushwalking•••••••
  16. 16. Thank you Simon Evans 2013