This concept is no different in survival situations. He or She that knows more can do more. We need to be fit mentally and physically to overcome the obstacles in our lives that transcends and elevates us beyond the scope of standard survival.
I can't emphasize enough the importance of learning ALL THE TIME and practicing all the time so we know how to deal with certain unexpected situations we come across.
Identically, if you have the knowledge you need, but lack the equipment you fail yet again.
So the key to what I am saying is you need to have both knowledge and equipment (either man made or self made) to always win.
By learning how to solve things from a minimalist's approach you will always be able to create what you need with your surroundings when what you need is not always readily available or that resource runs out.
-Eric Boettcher Survivalist "Out!"