But doing is entirely different. How many of you actually practice your survival skills? Knowing the techniques is one thing actually being able to do things is entirely different. So you know how to start a fire with flint and steel, fire-bow, a battery, etc. When is the last time you actually practiced it? When is the last time you sat in front of the TV and tied knots? These things are important to know how to do but even more important to have done. Practice makes perfect and practice also makes it 2nd nature. I personally will light the fire in my back yard fire pit with different techniques just to make sure I can do it. Having a survival guide in your pack is a must, but the basics must be learned and practiced is you truly expect to survive. So do you practice?