I would like to add “The Gift of Fear,” by Gavin de Becker, if this is the right place for that. Reading Malgus’ post at http://community.shtfschool.com/forums/topic/bad-guys-are-ruthless-even-in-dirtville-usa/ reminded me of this useful tome, and I would recommend it as a good read to anyone looking to heighten their situational awareness, and develop better intuition as to what’s a real threat and what is just the constant worry spawned by the instant media age.

It has helped me a lot, not only to stop discounting my internal awareness of things that aren’t quite right around me, but also to separate Chicken-Little panic about situations, from real fear — and how to act on it. This book is the champion of the little voice in the back of your head, and how it can save your life.