This example of a survival tree analysis uses the R package rpart. The example is based on 146 stage C prostate cancer patients in the data set stagec in rpart. Rpart and the stagec example are described in the PDF document An Introduction to Recursive Partitioning Using the RPART Routines. Terry M. Therneau, Elizabeth J. Atkinson, Mayo Foundation. September 3, 1997.
On cigarettes: the kinds in boxes wrapped in cellophane go stale fairly easily and quickly. Tobacco for cigarettes is sold in tin cans (size #5 I think) and often include rolling papers inside the can, but not filters. For many people, a non-filtered cigarette is better than no cigarette though. The tobacco stays fresher longer in a can (probably forever) and of course the can protects the tobacco better from the elements or from being squished than does cellophane.
There are few things you need to be concerned with when selecting a camping tent. First, you’ll need to know how many people you plan on sleeping in it. Second, you’ll need to know how far you plan on packing it in so you can pick the correct weight. You’ll also need to find out whether the tent has a rain fly or not if you plan on camping during the rainy or snowy season.
If you have a small bottle of hand sanitizer in your survival kit or gear, you can use it to light embers. Hand sanitizers mostly alcohol that is extremely flammable. Adding just a few drops of hand sanitizer on the embers will produce flames. You can use this flame to start a fire using your char cloth or your cotton balls soaked in Vaseline.
How exactly do you get a fire going big enough to get people running though? This ingenious Bear Grylls survival tip tells you exactly that… using only the materials from your survival first aid kit and survival gear.
Cell Phones: While cell phones are still not 100 percent reliable in the backcountry, service coverage and the usefulness of smartphones has increased dramatically in the last seven years. While cell phones are still questionably reliable in the backcountry, many adventurers will carry them anyway as they also serve as light cameras and can help with GPS and electronic compass navigation. Today, most of them also work as a flashlight. Regardless, they are worthless if the battery is dead, so plan accordingly.
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If you come across a fast-moving stream, it is better not to try crossing it. You may think that you can manage the flow of the current, but there is no accurate measure of the speed. You can be quickly swept away by a seemingly manageable current.
Moras are amazing. They’ve always impressed me – especially since they’re available for such low cost while they’re so damn valuable! Bics are perfect as well, and also bang for buck, you’re right they’re phenomenal and perform perfectly for lighting fires. Wigwam socks: doubt I’ll ever buy any others again. Socks made of anything but wool get ruined so damn easily.
I just want the items I ordered before I die. If you can have something here within 2 weeks on other orders it shouldn’t ever be a month on any others. If something is on backorder then don’t sell it, or at least tell the customer it’s on backorder and it might be a while before you get it before the customer spends their hard earned money on something they could get somewhere else within days. That’s how you earn respect and trust, that’s how you build a business; on the trust and respect of your customers. Make sure you save and keep up with your emailed receipts and order numbers; if you don’t get one then email them ASAP and ask for it.
the only item i would add to this list would be a decent crossbow. depending on the post SHTF situation it works wonderfully if you dont want to draw attention to your hunting activities. it is quiet and simple to operate and you can make replacement bolts for it from straight sticks if things are really awful. but as with the pellet rifle you want to practice shooting with it long before your situation devolves to life or death as accurite shooting takes practice!
If you can’t Duct it, forget it. This cloth-like scrim-backed pressure sensitive tape, is an absolute must for any survivalist. This adhesive can patch tents, fix sleeping bags, repair holes in backpacks, clothes, be used to contain wounds if no bandages are available and just might save that valuable life of yours. Some come heat or water resistant and often can be found in a variety of colors and patterns. Strong, flexible and sticky, this tape resists nearly any weather condition and it’s cheap! Find a roll of duct tape at nearly any store for as low as 5 bucks or get the super resilient version for a few bucks more. Definitely a must have on any adventure, whether trying to survive, rough it, live off the grid or just have a nice day out in the thrall of Mother Nature.
If you’re suffering from hypothermia, bubble wrap can save your life. Who would have guessed? Apparently, the air bubbles in the packing material create an insulating shield that bounces back body heat to keep a person warm. In one study, it was found that a sheet of bubble wrap was about seventy percent as effective as three cotton blankets for insulating a person—and since it’s made out of plastic, it was even more effective in the wind and rain.
You certainly couldn’t accuse him of living life in half-measures anyway, but whether he’s being badass, ingenious or just disgustingly logical, he certainly knows how to get the job done. Here are some Bear Grylls survival tips that prove just that… We’re guessing you don’t fancy following all of them!
Can the MSK-1 Survival Knife Baton /Chop / Split Full-Sized Logs into Camp-Stove Firewood? Here’s a Clip from the “Winter Camping in Hot Tent (TiPi)” video I posted on YouTube – Get MSK-1 here: http://ultimatesurvivaltips.com/msk1 – Full video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9mAoCv8WhJQ
Bring survival gear. Basic survival tools such as a knife, a fire steel (metal match), some matches (in a waterproof canister), some cord (550 paracord is best), a whistle, a space blanket, a signaling mirror, water purifying tablets, and a compass can mean the difference between life and death. Even if you are only out on a day hike, be sure to bring the essentials.
The leanest survival kits are stored in Altoids tins and the like, and they include just the bare backwoods essentials: matches, fire-starters, fishing line, a tiny compass, water purification tablets, a whistle, a small rescue mirror, and so on.
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Tip: An air horn can also be used as a signaling system, alerting people who may be hunting or fishing to return to camp. Be sure to have a few re-fill cans, if you want long term use — air horns have a limited life span.
If you don’t have a lighter or any matches, you will have to start the fire by hand. If you find enough tinder (small material, such as dry grass, feathers or bark shavings, that burns easily) you can usually use the energy from the sun to start a fire with a magnifying glass, a lens from your glasses, a piece of broken glass, a cover to a watch or compass, or other clear, light-intensifying objects. It is very difficult to start a fire by friction; your best bet is to carry a variety of fire-starting implements.
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Sure, you could cook up your pot of survival stew over the campfire like a caveman, but come on folks. We’ve put people into space! Don’t you think it’s time we use space-age technology to make outdoor cooking easier? Jetboil is the Cadillac of camp stoves. It’s super quick to boil, lightweight, and very well engineered. The blended fuel can burn well, even in extreme cold, and the best part is, this stove is very thrifty with fuel use. You may be able to cook dozens of meals on the smallest size of fuel canister. These stoves are very efficient, easy to operate, and clean. The gear even nests for compact storage.
We’ve thought about doing a bug out bag guide so many times before it’d be impossible to count, but somehow in 4 years, still haven’t actually published one. The why comes down to the fact that, unlike comprehensive lists – like of all…
There is another set of people who struggle through out their life, running behind mundane materialistic things, accumulating them, until they realise that nothing will accompany them when they will depart from this earth. Better late then never, they realise the true essence of life and start living it the way they actually should have been doing their whole life.
The textbook by Kleinbaum  has examples of survival analyses using SAS, R, and other packages. The textbooks by Brostrom  by Dalgaard  and by Tableman and Kim  give examples of survival analyses using R (or using S, and which run in R).
We’re doing it again! Survival Guide and Lungs and Limbs back out on the road in a little less than a month. Are we stopping in your town? Click the poster for the details for each date. See you out there!
Survival Life I have ordered items form them last year at http://survivallife.com/credit-card-knife/. They adverstised it as free and all I paid was the shipping cost. Yesterday (13 March 2015) I saw that I’ve been billed for $19.95 – doesn’t say what it’s for but I am positive I signed up for NOTHING else. Austin Texas
Location gear/rescue gear. Good array of items there. But bear in mind: gadgets crap out at the most inopportune moment, the sky can become severely overcast, flares can get wet or damaged, and whistles can be lost. All of these are great ideas, and I have mirrors, flares, a beacon, and walkies myself. But there’s one thing I’d add to the list: Hunter Orange or safety vests. Lightweight and compact, never runs out of batteries, highly visible, hard to lose, and needs very little ambient light to be visible. I have an 18″X18″ square of hunter orange with an “X” of reflective stripe sewn on. Imagine a day-glo confederate battle flag, and you likely have the right mental image.