[VIDEO] Pocket Survival Kit (PSK) – Rescue vs. Self-recovery

There’s a big debate going on since forever if you should attempt self-recovery or wait for rescue. After last week’s video on rescue signaling in your PSK, Cache Valley Prepper is back to weigh in on what you should do during a survival situation.

Should you sit tight and hope for the best while doing staying alert so you can signal to rescuers or should you grit your teeth, check your supplies, make a plan and get to getting yourself safe?

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Cache Valley Prepper is the CEO of Survival Sensei, LLC, a freelance author, writer, survival instructor, consultant and the director of the Survival Brain Trust. A descendant of pioneers, Cache was raised in the tradition of self-reliance and grew up working archaeological digs in the desert Southwest, hiking the Swiss Alps and Scottish highlands and building the Boy Scout Program in Portugal. Cache was mentored in survival by a Delta Force Lt Col and a physician in the US Nuclear Program and in business by Stephen R. Covey. You can catch up with Cache teaching EMP survival at survival expos, teaching SERE to ex-pats and vagabonds in South America or getting in some dirt time with the primitive skills crowd in a wilderness near you. His Facebook page is here. Cache Valley Prepper is a pen name used to protect his identity. You can send Cache Valley Prepper a message at editor [at] survivopedia.com

Latest comments
  • While I understand the value of being prepared for rescue, I believe a truly effective PSK should be geared more towards self-recovery. Depending on rescue can sometimes give a false sense of hope, and in remote areas, help might not come quickly. It’s essential to have tools for signaling, but the primary focus should be on self-sufficiency and navigating out of a dangerous situation on your own.

  • Gen Z can’t even light a fire