It puzzles me that more websites do not emphasize the importance of sleep as an essential survival skill. When and if sleep is mentioned, it is typically in the context of shelter in an outdoor or wilderness environment.
Why is sleep important? For one thing, sleep increases physical and mental acuity and increases reflex response. A well rested body has the ability to respond to hazards with maximum physical strength and accuracy. But even more important, having a rested body allows us to perform daily tasks in a more safe manner.
Today I share an article I wrote awhile back describing the benefits of sleep and how they relate to the prepper. To read more, click on the link below.
THE FINAL WORD
From time to time I feature bonus articles that are buried in the Backdoor Survival archives. I hope you enjoy this one.
Enjoy your next adventure through common sense and thoughtful preparation! Gaye
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