This presentation looks into literature surrounding Dave Canterbury’s 10 essentials for survival in the wilderness – the 10 Cs. The 10 Cs have been coined by many outdoor experts who have added their own variations. An analysis has been conducted into each C and its true necessity in a survival situation.
- Simplify the dot points on this slide and add notes down here for speech. Before changing slide to next, introduce that you will now review literature surrounding each of the ten items in turn starting with the cutting tool.- 10Cs is designed for simplifying the choices people make what to carry into the wilderness.Items are chosen for the specific environment the individual/group will encounter and the skill set of the individual/group.- The items chosen must be based on the fact that the item can be used for multiple uses and compliment other items.Items are also chosen by if you can not make it in the wilderness you need to carry it.- The 10 Cs does not mean you only carry 10 items, in fact you may carry multiples of the 10Cs.Item become a fallback, fail safe or backup.
Who else states the importance of this tool as an essential survival item? What are some of their comments? Are there any that did not have this as part of their list of essentials – why? Do the same for all other items.
Only use one slide for talk on containers. Delete other.
All wilderness survival experts had an opinion on what items are essential to survival in the outdoors. Variances in opinion were derived mainly from the number of and although there were some variations between what was considered absolutely necessary for survival and cutting tool, combustion tool, cover, container and cordage were common itemes amongst all.
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.
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
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
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
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
Cordage - Rope• Multiuse in the wilderness: - Building shelter - Medical - Hunting - Trapping - Fishing - Repairing items - Making fire - Making carrying devices - Signaling device Simon Evans 2013
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
Carry / Cargo / Bag• Carrying equipment• Compact and efficient Simon Evans 2013
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
Combo Tool – Multi tool• Jack of all trades• Backup tool Simon Evans 2013
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
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.
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