1 of the most essential survival tips I can provide you in any survival scenario is to "Believe FIRST"
Generally what happens to a individual when they are put into a scenario that they seldom 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 becoming able to not panic when placed in a life or death scenario or some type of survival situation?
The answer is to become knowledgeable about initial aid and survival methods.
These go hand in hand truly.In most cases when someone has been placed in a survival situation (other than simply becoming lost) they have gotten to that place because of some event that was generally beyond their control. I am speaking of a vehicle accident or a slip on a rock face or something comparable.
In most cases initial aid response in necessary as the first choice of priorities.
The best defense is to have a great offense.With that stated...(Here is another survival tip)...What if you had been prepared beforehand by taking a initial help class of some sort. Or study a first aid handbook and had a least the basics of what it takes to maintain your self or somebody else alive?
If that were true your mind would almost automatically shift into that mode and you would not have time to panic.
You would almost instinctively go straight into the initial help mode and start the necessary checks of your self or your patient. Checking the airway (breathing) and heart beat (Pulse) to verify for proper function.Then you would do a check for consciousness and shock, and do this almost automatically with out panic.