You might have heard of the 10 c's of survival ability although I feel these 10 c's are kind of a stretch to hold on to as an acronym the main idea of a survival acronym is to make your mind simply grasp the main points so they will not be forgotten. Although I don't feel the whole 10 c's are horrible, however they just don't actually help you memorize the survival items so well. Take for example the K.I.S.S "Keep it simple stupid" oh how many times I heard this one in the Marine Corps. But it really worked, and it was simple to digest mentally. I remember while in boot camp we were told the remember S.S.P.T. "Stop the bleeding, Start the treating, Protect the wound and Treat for shock." Simple and yet very effective. So for those who want to find a way to memorize the items needed for survival, such as the 10 c's of survival ability, you can use the acronym W.A.R.M C.R.I.S.I.S .
Water: What you need to use for gathering it
Adhesive: What you can use to tape things together
Repair: What you can use to fix your gear
Maneuver: What you need to travel
Cutting: What you need to cut things and chop
Rope: What you need to bind things with
Ignite: What you need to create fire
Shelter: What you need to stay away from the elements
Illuminate: What you need to create light
Save: What you need to protect your life
Can't you tell I was a grunt...lol The acronym is meant to simply point to the main ideas contained in those gear necessities. For example:
Water: canteens, water vessels, cooking gear
Adhesive: duck tape, gorilla tape
Repair: Speedy stick sewing awl
Maneuver: Lensatic compass, flat protractor compass, maps, protractors ect.
Cutting: knifes, axes, saws
Rope: 5/50 Cord, bankline, rope, webbing, tape
Ignition: ferro rods, lighter, mag lens, matches
Shelter: clothing, wool blankets, sleeping systems, tents, hammocks, and tarps
Illuminate: lamps, candles, headlamps, flashlights
Save: first aid kit, shemaghs, bandanas, pieces of cloth
On day when I was walking with my daughter while we gazed into the evening sky I was mentioning to her how to find the north star where we were at seeing the sky was so brilliantly visible. When I was showing her, she said to me, "So then over there is East." I was very proud of her and when I said to her, "Very good." She said, "I once had a teacher who taught me a little sentence to say if you know where North is." So I asked her, "What was it he taught you?" So she said, "Never East Slimy Worms" So I began to laugh and chuckle and said, "You know, it's things like this that help make stuff just stick to your mind like glue."
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