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Wilderness Survival Storiesfrom: Maxx Adventure Travel
Overcoming insurmountable odds and having the will power to keep going when all seems to be lost is what makes a person a hero. A hero doesn’t have to save a someone from a burning building but simply do whatever it takes to survive in a difficult situation.
Wilderness survival stories can be read in books written by the survivors, documentaries on television and websites that feature incredible stories and the lessons that can be learned.
Most of these stories begin with everyone having a great time on a trip or while going or coming home from work. An explosion, or a roadblock suddenly changes everything.
A good example is the tsunami that hit some parts of Southeast Asia a few years ago. It was the day after Christmas when an underwater earthquake created havoc and the shockwaves sent a tidal wave that hit the nearby coastal communities and resorts killing thousands of people.
It took a long time for rescue and aid workers to arrive at the scene and, in fact, some of the bodies were only identified after 6 months and those who survived shared the horrific experiences they had to deal with and overcome while struggling to survive this tragic event.
Another survival story is about a kidnapped journalist in Iraq who was held captive for more than two months before finally being released. Those who committed the crime threatened to kill the victim unless he cooperated with those responsible.
The bombing of some trains in Spain a few years ago killed 190 people and injured hundreds more. Though no one was arrested, it's believed a terrorist group was responsible for the attack.
These stories are just some of the many about survival and the most important lesson to be learned is that bad things can happen at anytime in the most unlikely places whether a person is on vacation or at work.
No one can really prepare for some of these situation. Even those with survival training could panic because of the frightening circumstances of the situation. It's only after accepting the reality and assessing what's happened that the individual can start to think straight and figure out a way to get out of this mess.
The best message from these survival stories is that it will pass and eventually a way will be found to successfully deal with the situation. Those who survive need to move on and many of them choose to share the lessons of the experience with others.
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