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Psychological Threats to Survival

Psychological Threats to Survival

The physical threats to your survival like temperature loss, dehydration, or starvation are obvious to just about anyone.  But less obvious, and just as dangerous are the psychological factors that can erode your ability, and even your will to survive.  Just as with the physical threats, the psychological threats to your survival can be dealt with if you can identify them and respond appropriately.  These are some of those threats and how you can deal with them.   Panic When you realize that you are facing a life or death situation panic is a natural reaction.  But panic can make […]

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Powerful Lessons From Holocaust Survivors

Powerful Lessons From Holocaust Survivors

I recently came across a very interesting article from the 90s about the skills and coping mechanisms of Holocaust survivors who escaped to America and made a life here following their harrowing ordeals. The article covers various studies that have been done among Holocaust survivors as to how they have learned to cope with their experiences as well as what qualities those who seemed the most stable may have had in common. It’s a very interesting article and I definitely recommend reading the whole thing, but here are a few key takeaways that I thought would be particularly interesting to the […]

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3 Steps to Be Psychologically Prepared for Disaster

3 Steps to Be Psychologically Prepared for Disaster

Experts on survival and prepping often focus on the physical things that people need to do to be ready for a disaster. They’ll teach you about stockpiling food, learning survival skills, and filling your bugout bag with all the right gear. What they won’t tell you is how to prepare psychologically for a disaster. Doing this could mean the difference between reacting to a survival situation with logic or going into shock and being unable to do anything about it. Follow these three steps, and you’ll be on your way to being mentally prepared for any disaster. Anticipate Anxiety and […]

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