One of the most essential survival tips I can offer you in any survival situation is to "Think FIRST"
Generally what occurs to a person when they are put into a scenario that they rarely find themselves in...is that they panic. When time is of the essence, panic is not an choice. So how do we get to the point of being in a position to not panic when placed in a life or death scenario or some type of survival scenario?
The answer is to turn out to be knowledgeable about initial help and survival methods.
These go hand in hand really.In most instances when somebody has been placed in a survival situation (other than merely becoming lost) they have gotten to that location simply because of some event that was generally beyond their control. I am speaking of a car accident or a slip on a rock face or something comparable.
In most cases first help response in necessary as the first option of priorities.
The very best defense is to have a great offense.With that stated...(Here is another survival tip)...What if you had been ready beforehand by taking a first help class of some sort. Or read a initial help handbook and had a least the basics of what it requires to maintain your self or someone else alive?
If that were accurate your mind would almost automatically shift into that mode and you would not have time to panic.
You would nearly instinctively go straight into the first help mode and start the necessary checks of yourself or your patient. Checking the airway (breathing) and heart beat (Pulse) to check for correct function.Then you would do a check for consciousness and shock, and do this nearly automatically without panic.