Step 9: Practice, Practice, Practice
My final word on the subject of wilderness survival is simply the adage that practice makes perfect. Survival skills are something you only want an academic knowledge of if you ever truly need them. If you need them you will want experience, so NOW is the time to start having that experience. Take baby steps if you need, put down the game controller, practice tying knots. Leave the tent at home on your next campout, build your own shelter. Forget the matches on the next trip. Practice, practice, practice. Chances are if you have read this 'ible you'll enjoy it anyway.