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This article is about survival techniques. For the hip-hop album by KRS-One and Buckshot, see Survival Skills. | This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. * It contains instructions, advice, or how-to content. Tagged since September 2009. * Its neutrality is disputed. Tagged since September 2009. * It may require general cleanup to meet Wikipedia's quality standards. Tagged since May 2009.| Survival skills are techniques a person may use in a dangerous situation (e.g. natural disasters) to save themselves or to save others (also see bushcraft.) Generally speaking, these techniques are meant to provide the basic necessities for human life: water, food, shelter, habitat, and the need to think straight, to signal for help, to navigate safely, to avoid unpleasant interactions with animals and plants, and for first aid. In addition, survival skills are often basic ideas and abilities that ancient humans had to use for thousands of years, so these skills are partially a reenactment of history. Many of these skills are the ways to enjoy extended periods of time in remote places, or a way to thrive in nature. Some people use these skills to better appreciate nature and for recreation, not just survival. Contents[hide] * 1 Background * 2 Shelter * 3 Fire * 4 Water * 5 First aid * 6 Navigation * 7 Training * 8 Mental preparedness * 9 Survival manuals * 10 References * 11 External links|  Background
Secondary sources on survival skills, including those produced by the United States Army, and the Boy Scouts of America (priorities for an individual or group in a survival situation), formulate lists of needs to be met for survival. The needs for survival are differently conceptualized between sources; they may give six, or seven, or ten "needs" or "priorities." Furthermore, those sources...