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Originally posted by stumason
reply to post by Pinktip
EDIT: Why are you so defensive of Rambo anyway? Do you have posters on your wall or something?
[edit on 9/9/08 by stumason]
Originally posted by Evasius
According to Robert Gonzales, author of Deep Survival, over confident action hero wannabees are usually the first to die in a disaster situation. Those that keep their head down, but retain a strong and quiet will to live will get much further.
Gonzales says those that quickly accept the reality of the situation, rather than dwell in denial, will increase their chances of survival. Also quick, critical thinking and being calm help tremendously.
This should all be common sense to most people, but it is definitely worth remembering if the unthinkable happens.
The action-hero type will probably be the type of guy / gal who would risk his/her own neck to plunge back in looking for more survivors / rescue anyone trapped, that sorta thing.
Originally posted by EvasiusPeople becoming brash alpha-types without years of training and experience (like the fictional character Rambo) actually endanger themselves and others.
Originally posted by WatchRider
Someone please remove the good Dr's rose-tinted glasses.
Survivalists such as myself do not consider abandonment a first class choice. However, given that a lot of homes cannot be defended adequately and the SITX may mean BOB and bugging out I think you can see it from our point of view.