“You may know the feeling, after a long day at work and you finally get home. You walk in your front door and you’re greeted by an empty house. It’s silent except for the sound of your own footsteps as you wander around from room to room looking for something to do. Suddenly, it hits you like a ton of bricks! There is nothing left to do but…survive.”
“What if this wasn’t just another one of those days? What if this was the end? What would happen next? Would I be prepared enough?” “I’ve heard stories about what happens during disasters where people have lost everything they had worked so hard for; their homes, cars and jobs are all gone in an instant.”
1. What do you think is the most important skillset for survivalists?
2. What are your thoughts on have to abandon our society in order to survive?
3. Have you ever abandoned civilization and attempted to survive all ‘on your own’? If so, what was the reason for doing so?
4. Do you believe that people need skillsets other than just survival skills in order to keep themselves alive during a calamity to society or natural disaster? Why/Why not?
5. How do you plan on teaching your children these valuable life saving lessons of survival when it seems like there are fewer and fewer places left where they can be put into practice without interacting with as many people as possible who are
Situational awareness is the process of knowing what’s going on around you at all times and having a tentative plan to respond to an abnormal occurrence. People that practice situational awareness are often misunderstood, as they may seem overly-concerned or paranoid; but in reality it just means being aware of your surroundings so you can take appropriate measures if needed.
Knowing your surroundings—and what to do in case of emergency can be the difference between life and death. The ability to “read” a situation before it gets out of hand, is an invaluable skill for anyone looking to survive any bad or abnormal situations that may arise. When you’re at home alone on Halloween night with terrifying noises coming from outside, knowing how best handle anything ‘out-of-the ordinary’ will keep fear from getting the better of you while keeping yourself safe!
John Boyd, an Air Force colonel and aviator with a Ph.D in mathematics from Princeton University, developed the Observation, Orientation Decide Act loop (OODA). This is a method of decision-making that can be applied to any situation where one might need to make fast decisions under pressure or uncertainty. The OODA Loop has been used by Fortune 500 companies for decades as well as military strategists on all levels. John Bowl was able to effectively anticipate enemy pilots’ responses because he had analyzed their history together; knowing what they were going do next gave him his advantage which led them both winning dogfights over time while anticipating and orienting themselves towards success
John Boyd realized there are three steps when making crucial life choices:
The decision-making process is an integral part of planning and executing a successful mission. The first phase, the “Observational” step in which you gain information about your environment as well as potential threats or opportunities to capitalize on that may arise during execution, serves not only for situational awareness purposes but also helps with important decisions such as when it’s appropriate (or even necessary) to take action. Gaining this valuable knowledge will help put you one step ahead if things go south later down the road; failure to make informed choices now could cost time or lives further downstream so be sure always keep all eventualities into consideration before acting!
The printable color awareness guide for the blind.
With a lack of situational awareness many people are left unprepared to handle an emergency. Emergency situations can come in all shapes and sizes, from getting lost on the side of the road or being involved in an accident because you were not paying attention to driving conditions,
to family members who have mental health issues that make them unpredictable when they don’t take their medication. The key is knowing what type of situation you’re currently facing so your response will be more effective! Here’s how: 1) Determine where you are (geographically). 2) Recognize if there anyone else around with whom one might interact; 3 ) Take note as much detail about the environment including lighting levels and sounds present nearby . 4) Assess whether this person has any
When you are in a group with children, there should be an established plan for what to do if something goes wrong. You may want to make sure everyone can walk quickly and then have the kids go ahead of their parents while keeping them protected from danger. If they aren’t able or willing to move fast enough on their own, it’s important that they listen carefully when directions need to change so no one gets left behind because humans could get hurt otherwise!
Being part of a family means different things depending on who is around – sometimes we will be responsible for protecting our young ones as well making decisions about how best protect the whole crew in any given situation. When figuring out an action plan beforehand, think through whether your friends understand instructions easily (
If you walk into a restaurant and your family is with you, make sure to sit near an exit in case of emergencies. Additionally, be as close to the door as possible so that if something does go wrong, it will give them more time for escape. Sit on opposite sides of the booth or table from each other so there’s always someone ready at any given moment should anything happen!
Situational awareness is a state of mind. In order to understand it and apply this knowledge, we must take into consideration the different states that humans can be in when faced with critical situations. Jeff Cooper created an adaptation from military combat mindset called color-coded definitions for human awareness and response to certain events: White – Completely unaware of your environment or surroundings; Red – Alarm bells are ringing but you know how to contain them before they spiral out of control; Yellow– You notice something has happened but don’t quite comprehend what just occurred . It’s important that people have some form situational awarenes so as not become completely oblivious like white (which would make us vulnerable), yet also realizing there are various degrees such as red where one
When you’re in Condition White, danger is lurking around every corner. This state occurs when people are day dreaming or driving and their mind becomes disconnected from the present moment – they could be hit by a car without even noticing until it’s too late. It also happens when someone starts talking on their cell phone while operating heavy machinery like a vehicle; as soon as that person gets distracted for any reason at all, accidents can happen very quickly because of how dangerous this state is to operate under.
This is the time when you should be highly vigilant and observant of everything around yourself. You may think that your activity would seem suspicious if others noticed it, but in reality people are not paying any attention to what’s going on around them because they’re so focused with their own stuff. This phase includes looking for exits, watching who enters a location, getting an idea where everyone else is positioned in relation to one another–basically figuring out how much space there is between everyone present at this place by noting all entrances/exits as well as obstacles along the way (elevator shafts or pillars). It also entails considering action plans while observing subtle things such like body language which could give away someone’s intentions before they happen.
Orange: Alertness has increased significantly, something is not right. Actions maybe required at this level of awareness and more formal action planning may be necessary to protect yourself. Examples include someone acting inappropriately or an actual bad event taking place- such as people arguing or a person moving into your personal space without permission for example which could lead to worse events occurring if you don’t take immediate steps towards self-defense and safety from the situation in general with those around you that are present when it occurs too.
If you didn’t take the necessary precautions before an emergency, then your only option is to find a way out as quickly as possible. This could mean running for cover or using some kind of protection device like pepper spray when danger arises.
Learning is a lifelong process.
Many people know how to handle a level Orange condition, but there are some who need help and it’s never too early or late in life to learn. There is always that one time when you’re unprepared for an event so be prepared!
The best way to be prepared for the worst-case scenario is not only to carry a briefcase full of guns, but also your Every Day Carry (EDC) tools. These small and powerful items can help you manage any number of possible situations that might arise out in public or at home – making them essential pieces of survival gear! For example, if you need light while walking through a parking lot at night without power then all you have to do is pull out your smartphone flashlight app; this gives you access on demand 24 hours a day. But what about when an intruder breaks into our house? This EDC set comes with more than just keys and phones: everyone needs some type of protection device like pepper spray or mace so
Knives, guns and other weapons can be useful tools in a self-defense situation. The best way to prepare for an attack is through training – when you know what it feels like to get punched or kicked. You should also practice with your weapon of choice so that you’re prepared if the time comes where these skills are needed
A knife can come in handy during many situations: from personal protection to cutting material. If someone makes off with your transportation device (car, bike) then they may need one too! Finally, each individual needs their own defense mechanism whether its pepper spray or taser. We have discussed preemptive decision making as well as psychological states of mind which we may find ourselves while thinking about our safety; now let
There is no need to fear the world out there. Put your training into action and you’ll be able to navigate it with ease! For instance, if someone tries to hurt me when I’m at a restaurant, I’ll have my pepper spray in hand (and even practised how often). This will help ensure that they don’t come near me or anyone else around us.
You know, for when you gotta bug out.
I can use this same methodical approach for working through any difficult situation – whether on vacation overseas or exploring new areas of town where we live. The key? Practice makes perfect so as professionals, our entire job revolves around ensuring skills are sharpened constantly and used effectively during stressful situations like these.”
It is important to recognize the key moment in decision-making. It’s not when you are feeling a strong emotion; it’s actually after those emotions have subsided and your logic starts kicking into gear again. Once this happens, assess what facts there are at hand then make an informed choice on which way of action to take–do not be rash with your decisions! For instance, if someone walks up while I’m talking passionately about my favorite subject matter (in other words: emotional), they might think that all opinions count as valid no matter how ridiculous or idiotic their input may seem – but really now? When these people come back around later thinking logically without feelings involved and find out just how much nonsense was spouted during our previous
You’re in a restaurant for the first time. It’s important to plan your path through and around before you start eating, make sure that if there is an emergency situation, where are the exits? Where can I sit so I am able to observe people coming in or out of the door without being too noticeable myself? What will it be like when my car comes up with no one else waiting by it – what should I do? Make some quick plans now about how you’ll act if certain situations arise: If this happens; then get ready!
Tired of the same old boring self-defense advice? This is your chance! There are plenty more tips to learn, so go ahead and keep reading.
You’re almost done with this series on personal safety for every woman – you’ve learned how keeping yourself safe at home can be as simple as locking a door or turning lights off when going to sleep. Now it’s time to think about what happens if someone does break in while you’re out: make sure that there’s always somebody who knows where you’ll be and gives them permission over text message (those three little dots will let those people know they have an incoming chat) before leaving; take the number for emergency services into account during planning routes around town; stay aware of surroundings
Your personal protection device, while often considered an accessory or a part of our daily routine, is actually the difference between being victimized and being saved. And if you want to be prepared for that moment when it might just save your life? Take care in knowing how situational awareness can help keep you safe wherever you are! To have this perspective means having the knowledge about what’s going on around you at all times-and with EDC survival tools near by so they’re always handy.
Situation Awareness is important because it helps us stay primed and ready for whatever comes next; whether someone tries to rob us from afar or we should happen upon any untoward incident where quick thinking may make all the difference in staying alive. By remembering Situational
A security guard at a mall in New York recounts the time he was working and noticed something odd. “I saw this guy just, like walk right up to me,” says John (name changed), recalling his experience while on patrol one day. He had been walking down an aisle when someone approached him without their badge scan ID out or anything else that would have alerted them as being allowed into the area they were about to enter.”He got close enough for my alarm system not only beep but also stop responding- I didn’t know if it malfunctioned or what happened because of how quickly everything transpired” said John with worry evident in his voice. The man tried grabbing onto him immediately after entering asking: “Where are you going? What