Monday, April 11, 2011

The Survivalist Creedo

The internet has become a very powerful tool in our world today.  We rely on it daily for most of our tasks.  Whether it be to check the forecast, complete online banking or make reservations. 

Whether we like it or not the internet is a powerful tool that will never go away.  With all the negative aspects of the internet it has however enabled us to meet and learn from people halfway around the world who we would have never met if not for the internet.

The internet has allowed me to share my knowledge, skills and experiences with you as well as connect with mentors and other survival instructors.

One such instructor named Creek Stewart wrote a Survivalist Creedo that exemplified the mindset necessary to survive a wilderness emergency.  He managed to put down in words hours of discussion and instruction in one amazing Creedo.

Creek was kind enough to provide us with permission to post is Survivalist Creedo.  Like many true bushcraft, primitive skills, ancient skills and survival instructors, they do it for the love of sharing their knowledge and skills as well as their wisdom.  Creek is one such person.

Survivalist Creedo

Survivalist Creedo
Survivalist Creedo
I do not choose to be a victim
Of the circumstances around me.
I seek self reliance, not dependence.
I do not wish to be looked after,
But rather to be a resource for others.
I am able to provide basic needs
With knowledge and natural tools.
Sometimes I fail, but more often succeed.
Regardless of the outcome, I never give up.
My mind is my most valuable resource.
I understand that Mother Nature is not my Mother,
But will still provide me with my basic needs;
Water, Food, Fire & Shelter.
I prefer a landscape view
Over the view across my desk.
I yearn to be outdoors – learning, exploring and connecting.
I sleep more peacefully under the stars,
Than under a roof.
I am self sufficient.
I see value in primitive survival skills.
Fire is one of my prized accomplishments,
And my knife is my loyal companion.
I practice my skills and train my body,
For the day when I might be tested.
With everything to lose,
And everything to gain,
Luck has no place in my destiny.
With God’s help,
I have made the preparations necessary to get me through.

I am a Survivalist.

-by Creek Stewart

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