Archive for July, 2012

The Most Often Forgotten Survival Preparations

July 31, 2012
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I think it’s safe to say with some conviction that in the year of 2012 the concept of survival prepping is NOT an alien one to most Americans. When National Geographic decides there is a viable market for a prepper TV show (no matter how misrepresentative of true preppers it may be), when Walmart...
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Psychology of Survival, Part 2: What is a catastrophic event and what initially happens to you when you experience one

July 25, 2012
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Let’s begin by defining a disaster or catastrophic event. It is defined typically as one “which causes serious loss, destruction, hardship, unhappiness, or death.” In the realm of psychology, it is defined as “an experience that extends beyond the realm of normal human experience, that one would not otherwise encounter.” One definition of disaster...
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The Psychology of Survival, Part 1, “Survival Begins in the Mind”

July 24, 2012
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There is more to surviving than having material preparations. Survival actually begins within your involuntary nervous system. Within us, we have automatic responses which automatically trigger when we are in danger. It is often referred to as “the fight or flight” response. The automatic systems in our bodies prepare us to either engage in...
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