Survival Tips In The Jungle – Part 1

In the survival programs of the Jungle Training Center (Iquitos), the instructors they use military and native techniques to obtain an effective performance before a risky situation deep in the Amazon jungle.

Reading books, videotapes, and courses allows us to learn procedures and methods. individuals for use in a survival situation. No one knows what the exact conditions until you are faced with a real situation.

Priorities in survival will depend on the area and the surrounding circumstances. If you survive a plane crash and land on hostile terrain, your number one concern is not it will be food, water or shelter, but to hide from supposed enemies. On the other hand, if this If an accident happened in the Arctic, the number one priority would be to get shelter.

The training of the mind for survival is essential. This discipline is a combination of confidence, aggressiveness and an extreme will to overcome adversity even when the odds are not in our favor.

The experience gained over the years has shown that you can survive despite remaining isolated, even in hostile territory, due to a special state of mind, in the one that prevails the will to survive and the instinct of conservation.


Fear affects our decisions, paralyzes our actions and is often the author of our failures. It is a psychological state that arises in the face of danger, but it can be controlled by our will, since in many cases it is still a simple phenomenon mental.
Self-confidence and the active state of the person will allow clearing the mind any pessimistic idea that motivates fear.


The first step in survival is the location of the area in which we found, before beginning any displacement or waiting for rescue. It is not advisable to be driven by instinct, unless you have experience necessary in similar situations.


The situation must be evaluated calmly to arrive at a logical and practical form of action. taking into account the following determining factors:
Personal safety: Do not make any decision until you are in a safe place, before execute a form of action.
Identification of the terrain: Fear can be increased when the person is in a unknown and hostile terrain, therefore, to adopt a form of action one must identify the place where one is, using any means or information.


Staying alive is a powerful impulse of our self-preservation instinct. Preserving health and strength are of great importance in coping with a situation of survival.

Overcoming hunger, cold, heat, fatigue, thirst and all discomforts are resources to maintain health in condition, and thus be able to execute actions that allow the subject to survive.

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