Preparedness can help connect you to nature. Learning wilderness survival develops awareness and appreciation for the natural world. Survival skills build life wisdom. Mastering the ability to safeguard your basic needs sharpens your problem-solving, patience, adaptation, and courage. Facing the wilderness fosters personal growth and self-knowledge that applies more broadly in life. In short, building your capacity to meet life's uncertainties makes you more resilient overall. Survival preparedness gives you the self-reliance, confidence, and knowledge to handle extremes. An excellent place to start with this is to have the proper tools.