Author Ben Sherwood, in his book ‘The Survivors Club (2009),’ reviewed life-threatening ordeals and looked for the ‘secrets’ and personality profiles of those who somehow survived horrendous events/accidents. One of his main points is that anyone who is now alive is already a survivor. All of us have experienced some extreme challenge(s) that we have meet and overcome and are still alive. This understanding that you have overcome life’s obstacles in the past can be a strong source of strength in the present when it comes time to deal with yet another dangerous situation. You survived your abusive parents, a bad illness, a terrible car accident—now you will survive getting lost/injured. During his research, Sherwood developed a large database of survivor tools and behaviors that resulted in defining five different Survivor Types.
The Survivor Profiler Quiz is available online at http://www.survivorprofiler.com/getcode/
. After you complete the free quiz, you will receive your Survivor IQ that tells you what type of survivor you are, your top three Survival tools, and in-depth profiles of real-life survivors who match your profile. Knowing your strengths will also help you to work on your weaknesses; knowing the Survivor Type for the members in your hiking party will help you prepare for any group challenges.