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  • #28195
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    KOS
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    underground, yea i know, sorry if i was implying “you” ness lol.

    not directing it at you. sorry.

    Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.

    #28196
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    Fitness is great when you have it, otherwise it’s a limitation that requires planning and adjustments. At some point in your lifetime fitness becomes a very relative idea.

    #28197
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    undeRGRönd
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    KOS wrote:

    underground, yea i know, sorry if i was implying “you” ness lol.

    not directing it at you. sorry.

    No worries!
    Just wanted to give out the link, also…

    "ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....

    Cogito, ergo armatus sum

    #28198
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    KOS
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    Toby C, “presence of mind” is the skill I need to improve the most after this last summers experience.
    ——————————–(from a book I read once every few months)
    Amidst the turmoil of events, do not lose your presence of mind

    The Counterbalance Strategy

    In the heat of battle, the mind tends to lose its balance. It is vital to keep you presence of mind, maintaining your mental powers, whatever the circumstances. Make the mind tougher by exposing it to adversity. Learn to detach yourself from the chaos of the battlefield.
    ———————————-

    sounds stupid, but my thought on training this skill up is by stressing myself in difficult situations, like social isolation on a week long camping trip, rationing water (felt like i quit smoking… boy was i bitchy) etc… close bear encounter was the closest ive been to a combat experience, really slowed my shotgun performance even tho i practiced for bear encounters, hearts beatin to fast lol.

    and believe it or not, overcoming boredom is tough as hell by yourself, staying motivated requires discipline. my mind constantly rebels.

    Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.

    #28199
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    KOS
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    Underground, read that article thanks. Makes sense that people wouldn’t be able to tell junk gold from 24k.

    Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.

    #28203
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    undeRGRönd
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    KOS wrote:
    Underground, read that article thanks. Makes sense that people wouldn’t be able to tell junk gold from 24k.

    Yeah, I hate to hear about people getting cheated, but the prepared mind is ready for these situations.

    I’d love to hear more about the “Counterbalance Strategy”. Is that the name of the book?

    "ROGUE ELECTRICIAN" Hoping to be around to re-energize the New World.....

    Cogito, ergo armatus sum

    #28213
    Toby C
    Toby C
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    This is all fantastic stuff guys, thanks for all the thoughts and links etc so far.

    Good point Kos, I wrote in this forum a while ago about the need to train for that sort of ‘mental toughness’ and some of the things I work with to achieve that…

    #28216
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    Meduseld
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    Practical experience. In a number of survival school, army, and other, scenarios, I found that there were always guys who “knew more”. They possessed every tool, novelty, gimmick, and piece of equipment that opened and shut, and they had read all of the books, and sometimes they were the fittest, and boy they were the first out of the gates. But they tended in the end, almost always, to be the first to get homesick, gippo guts, sun-stroke, hyperthermia, hypothermia, blisters, and whatever else – of any description, you care to name.

    But the guys who had cheap shoes, less-expensive gym contracts – if any, had not watched survival programmes on cable TV, and who had never read a book on bush lore, but who had actually spent some time in the cold without an expensive jacket, had actually spent days and weeks in their childhoods getting bitten by mosquitos and stung by poison ivy, who had gone without as much water as they would have liked once or twice, and who knew what is was like to be in the dimness of a forest, or the emptiness of the savannah, tended to do better.

    There are always exceptions, and sometimes genetics, willpower, physical fitness, and education, play magnificent roles, especially willpower(!), but generally-speaking there is no substitute for practical experience over YouTube videos.

    #28271
    Toby C
    Toby C
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    I got this in a PM, but thought I’d add it to the thread here :)

    “Moral issues, how do you determine who to help, how much and how to say no. Waste and biohazard disposal. Communications. Undetected movement. Fitness, medical. But far and away number one is scavenging and repurposing.
    People need to see differently and be able to create what they need from what they can find.”

    #28273
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    Toby & contributor,
    All good topics, moral issues need predetermined guidlines.

    Hmm. The house was just hit with a sonic boom or such. Rattled everthing.

    #28275
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    Others have sort of said this in different ways but I think a critical part of being ready for whatever comes along is being able to quickly accept whatever has happened as real, and then proceeding accordingly. Grief, shock, and wishful thinking (that whatever has happened didn’t really happen or will fix itself) can paralyze you at a time when you need to be taking action. When your reality has changed, accept that it has happened and move forward quickly.

    #28355
    Toby C
    Toby C
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    Illustrates the points raised well. Acknowledge, accept, act, adapt…Go to 0.43 to skip the rant, but a whole lot of ‘blindspots’ show up here… Eventually the victim gets out of there…

    #28358
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    KOS
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    Underground the book is 33 strategies of war by robert greene. he wrote two others worth reading, Seduction, and 48 Laws of power. I would skip the 50th law (no fear) because he wrote it practicing the principles in 48 laws of power, (sucking up to that POS 50 cent).

    I read them all at least once per year. If i had read them… in SCHOOOOOL i wouldnt have found myself homeless all those years ago.

    Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.

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