Essentials for Survival

Discover 3 things you need for survival on a “holistic” level.

What things do you consider to be ‘essential’ for survival?

Actually, this is a bit of a loaded question, since the essentials of survival can be interpreted in a few different ways.

In this article, I've decided to take a holistic approach as opposed to identifying three specific areas of survival.

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The Will to Live

The will to live is the most important aspect of survival because without it, even if you're not in a survival situation, you'll die.

So how do you summon the will to live?

One way is to think about the important things in your life, such as their family, their profession, or anything they are passionate about. 

Another important factor in maintaining the will to live is faith, whether it be faith in themselves or confidence in a greater power, such as religion.


Knowledge refers to having learned what’s needed in order to survive.

You can have all the useful survival items, but you won't get very far if you don't know how to use them.

With knowledge, even if you don't have any tools, you can survive and thrive.


Reading about how to survive is great. You are gaining knowledge. But unless you go out there and practice, you will never actually gain the skills.

So read and watch videos about survival, but don’t stop there. You must go out and practice what you learn, because you don’t want to be trying it for the first time when it’s a life or death. 


There are many things that can be essential for survival. 

Essential skills, essential tools, essential priotiries (fire, water, shelter, etc). 

I’m not sure where the ones I have mentioned in this article fit it, but they are definitely essential. 

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Article by Sam Fury

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Sam Fury is the creator and owner of the Survival Fitness Plan.

He has had a passion for martial arts and outdoor pursuits since he was a young boy growing up in Australia.

As a young adult he joined the military and studied outdoor leadership in college. After that, to further his skills, Sam started traveling to learn from the best in the world in various fields related to the Survival Fitness Plan including various martial arts in China, SE Asia and Brazil, Parkour in Singapore, Surf Life Saving in Australia, and others. 

These days, he still enjoys learning new things, traveling and sharing what he has learned via the Survival Fitness Plan. 

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