Survival kinda means some risk of injury or death, doncha think?
Tango2X, I made the same mistake on a Philosophy exam in college. He said 'imminent risk of death', key word being 'imminent'.
It does not remove the 'possibility of death' from the equation, just immediate possibility of death.
I will give an example:
I was in Texas, on 800 acres of private land and took off on an ATV one morning (foolishly without telling anyone where I was going) and about 45 minutes to an hour later I skidded out of control and spun off veering off a bridge to the ravine below.
I am not sure how long I ws out cold for, guess the only thing I know it ws under 3 minutes as when I regained consciousness, I had the wind knocked out of me. (thus why under 3 mins being out). I had 2 sprung wrists, lacerations, and a huge gash wound on my knee, not to mention a concussion.
I had no idea which direction I came from, and had to find a way back up out of the ravine. Have no doubt, I was in a survival SHTF situation.
Do I stay put? well that is usually the route one should take, but this wsn't the usual. No one knew I left, that i took an ATV, or which direction that I took let alone the fact I crossed a bridge. The survival situation started the second I veered off bridge and continued with every decision I made.
I have had a crap load of concussions in my lifetime, and this was not the worst of them, and I knew well enough to not to fall asleep (intentionally that is), but there was still a risk. My knee wasn't gushing blood in the 'squirting' out sense, so mending the wound to slow the bleeding meant I was not at imminent risk of bleeding out (if I wasn't found on other hand?)
Looking around for my own tracks I was able to figure out the direction I should be heading back to. Within a few hours of walking, one of the farm hands found me while he was driving the rancher's truck.
Later someone translated to me what he said to me
" ******, I would never have thought to check for you across the bridge, you are lucky you started walking back"
I ended up needing surgery on my knee do to how deep it was, and had ace bandages on my wrists for over a month, not to mention that damn headache.
Was I in imminent risk of death? No.
Was there a chance my photo would end up on a milk crate? If I went the other direction away from the bridge, yes.
Could the complications of my knee and head injury kill me. Well, only if I was never found, but being in Texas at the time, and with my father being on that trip, I think he would have gone to hell and back so no, no risk of death.
But, I was in risk of losing my leg below the knee, and I did have a concussion, so this does qualify as a SHTF survival moment, despite not being in 'Immenent risk of death'