Survival Emergency Situations – The Emergence of the Natural Leader in Crisis Chaos

Many people say that leaders are born, although there have been enough psychological research papers and projects confirming that most likely leaders are made. Of course, there still seems to be an element of nature over nurture and it is something that has baffled the best of them for centuries. One of the most interesting situations where natural leaders emerge is during times of life or death crisis. Humans in a group caught with life or death choices which require cooperation for survival of the group and the individual demonstrate some rather interesting results.

Perhaps, you have seen the genre in the movies where people are trapped in a collapsed tunnel, stuck in a jungle after a plane crash or are battling some freak event of nature. These movies generally get it right and their story writers have perhaps also read stories of survival and psychological research papers on the subject because these movies depict what generally happens. A leader amongst the group emerges, others challenge that leader and sub-plots thicken in the primate political world of survival.

And maybe this is why such TV reality series capture our imagination and fascination. Survivor is one reality TV show which seems to show some of this in a simulated environment, a virtual or augmented reality, where survivors must work together as a group even if some of them must eventually lose or fail. These TV shows give us human behavior at its best and worst, but make no mistake in survival and emergency situations there will always be the emergence of a natural leader in any life or death group scenario. Please consider this because it’s real.

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5 Tips In Self Survival Emergency Preparedness

Disaster will never make its presence known by knocking at your door before invading your peaceful abode and striking you down. Instead it will catch you off guard and in no time render your life to pieces.

So it is crucial for us to adopt the urban survivalist approach and work towards preparing ourselves for any contingency. The investment you make today will help you and your family whenever a real disaster strikes at any moment. In life and death situations, it is hard to think rationally and almost impossible to gather supplies at the very last minute. In a crisis situation, every second counts. The more prepared you are, the greater your chances of making it through.

The first and foremost tip for the urban survivalist is to start using the disaster survival lists and guides as the first step towards organizing and preparing yourselves before an emergency or a disaster strikes. Bear in mind that these tips, guides, and how-to manuals provide you and your family with a crucial insight into what may happen when you’re at Ground Zero.

After gathering enough information, you should start preparing the survival plan and the survival kits including the bug out bags. The kits should contain everything from the first aid kit, fishing rods, and Zippo lighters. You and your family may become a bit overwhelmed from the effort required to make the necessary preparations. But in the end, you should realise it is worth truly worth it – for you and your family.

After chalking out the survival plan and packing the whole kit in an organized manner, it is also important to stock adequate supplies of food and beverages. This should be done without any delay and about a month’s supply of food should be stored.

The most important tip for an urban survivalist is to buck up for self defense. As in any disaster or calamity, you shouldn’t be surprised to note that crimes and chaos to prevail. The person should gear himself up for some action and immediately purchase a SHTF gun, preferably a handgun as it is easy to carry around without attracting glares from people. The person should be familiar with the use and maintenance of the gun and confident enough to use it whenever it is required of him.

Last but not the least, you and your family should take turns practising the plan in the form of drills. This is the best way to avoid panic during an emergency. You and your family should also take note of possible escape routes, contact numbers, and everything important for survival. Every member of your family should take pains perfecting the drill as soon as the survival plan is laid out. No doubt this is a wise and prudent step to take as once a disaster strikes, it strikes quickly and without warning too!

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