This helped me remember that, packed away in a backpack, I still have my Survival School (now SERE School) manual. I need to pull that out and do some review after all these
years decades. I’ve allowed myself to forget too much. When it’s time to bail out, that’s not the time to refer to the checklist for the procedures – I either know what I need to do right then, or I don’t (to my peril). Preparation is not just having supplies, but knowing how to use them by DOING it, and practicing it so the skills are maintained at a readiness level.