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Originally posted by Unit541
reply to post by Wotan
I guess then the question becomes, at what point do you leave your post? Is there a point where a natural disaster could become bad enough to force you to look out for number 1?
Originally posted by CX
Having dependants, kids, partner or pets could be an issue too. I doubt you'd be flavour of the month if you grabbed your BOB and headed for the hills....leaving the other half on the doorstep!
Originally posted by irongunner
my first blush was to go it alone, then I remembered how good having a team is. In Iraq my team was a self contained unit, we could do anything that we needed from within. That is what I would want, a team of highly dedicated (to the team) individuals.
The individualism keeps the team moving and acting on rational thought that has been tested by people who may not agree entirely, instead of a group of "yes" men that could be prone to acting on feelings and emotions,
Oh, and this may come as a shock to the ATS survival forums and it may be a first,
Given a team like the one I was in over seas, I would choose not to lead... it's not my specialty. Now don't get me wrong, I can and have lead; through some pretty #ty situations mind you, but I was more effective in other areas of specialization.
So, yes I would group and group wisely.
I already am covertly (meaning my friends don't know what I am up to) training the members that I have selected, or at least pushing there interests and hobbies in the right direction.
Originally posted by EyesWideShut
My friend, I agree there is nothing like a team of trained pros... when I was in the Marine Corps... our fireteam & squad was so tight house clearing was a thing of beauty... that cohesiveness , timing , awareness and instinct comes from lots of training time and trial and error and many spent rounds in mout town. In the civilian world you do not have this , so no matter how many times your friends play socom or counterstrike online it will not come together the way you think. we don't all have the same mentality and there is a reason your friends have not chosen to be warriors. I would be careful who you keep in your inner circle during sit x or a time of crisis. things may not pan out and you won't know how someone reacts under stress until... THEY ARE UNDER STRESS , then they can become , dangerous , irrational and unpredictible.
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