Survival after an accident is very important. It is easy for one to lose their nerve and calm after a traumatizing event. Some people will be able to handle this better than others. If you are the survivor of an accident the first thing to do and most important thing to do is to make sure you have regrouped if you are okay. That means if you are uninjured but just shook up take the time to calm down, look around, and gather yourself. Clear your thoughts and don't allow them to dwell on the negatives. There are certain things you will have to do in a survival situation while you're waiting on help to arrive. Necessities such as food, water, and shelter must be thought of in a rocky state of mind people typically overlook this. This can be a costly and even deadly mistake if overlooked. Once you have obtained food, water, and shelter it will then be time to either wait for people to find you or you will be set to make plans to help get yourself noticed. A signal fire is one of the easiest ways still today to be noticed in the case of an accident where you are stranded. There are also personal GPS devices that may be purchased and carried with you. These devices can be activated in an emergency letting several different individuals, as well as emergency services, know your location. These devices are relatively inexpensive and can truly be of great assistance in a time of need. Being able to keep your mind together is extremely important to your health and the health of anybody who might be stranded with you. If you are unfortunate and or a passenger involved in a boat or plane accident you may want to look to try and gather any debris from your accident to utilize in making shelter. When you remain calm, cool, and collective in regrouping yourself during an intense time, you will set an example for others.