There’s been many debates and outright arguments over which is more important to secure first during a survival situation. The fact is, Food, Water, Shelter and Safety are all links in a chain. The more you have of each, the stronger your position becomes. When one link in the chain is weakened, it weakens all surrounding positions. Take stock of your assets, stay aware of your surroundings. If you pass a blooming berry bush every five paces, there isn’t an immediate threat to your food source but since you’ve been seeing lots of bear tracks in the area, there is an immediate threat to your safety. Prioritize goals, maintain situational awareness and O.O.D.A. forward. (Observe, Orient, Decide, Act).
Prepare. Train. Succeed.