posted on Apr, 15 2010 @ 11:08 AM
Will to Evade.
This is the most important aspect of evasion.
The real reason that special forces have weighted movements that are actually weighted runs over extreme long distances (rumored to be as much as 40
miles) and the reason they have an unknown time limit is to find out who has the will power to keep running, even with 75lbs on their back,
until they pass out / suffer total muscle failure.
What is the time limit? It's a secret, unknown, my guess is there is no time limit.
It's a test of will power not physical fitness. Fitness can be trained to a huge extent, willpower is a lot more static and it's risky to have
anyone without good will power in a special group for obvious reasons.
Human beings are the best distance runners on the planet. You have the ability to outrun a tiger or a wolf or a hyena or anything.
If you are ever in a situation where you have to run away from a pursuer or a group of pursuers, you have already likely made several evasion
mistakes, but the fact that you are being chased is an illustration of the pursuer's weakness. Remember that.
If you are being chased it's because your pursuer believes you have a chance to escape.
Do so. If you "decide" to stop running because your "heart is pounding so hard it's going to explode" or because you have such a bad cramp in
your side or because you "can't breath" then you can still run. If you have the mental ability to say "i'm stopping!" then you should still be
running. The only acceptable failure here would be incapacitation, that's to say you actually fall unconscious due to heat exhaustion. If you put
your hands out in front of you to protect your fall, you weren't unconscious.
Do not stop running until you have actually escaped the immediate threat. You can outrun even someone in better physical shape than you if you have
more willpower than they do. Period.
If you do not have the Will to Evade (I would say only a very small percentage of the population has this) then you are at a huge (I never say
"insurmountable")) disadvantage when a larger group with better technology is trying to get you.
Remember when you were a kid and you did badly in some race and you thought to yourself "well if a tiger was chasing me i bet i'd do better"?
That's what this is, when being pursued, a tiger is #ing chasing you. Don't let the tiger get you just because you 'couldn't go on', if you can
think to yourself "i can't go on" then you can go on. If the tiger is going to 'get you' it's going to be because you physically passed out
while escaping from heat exhaustion, you'll find that as long as you are hydrated (#2 most important) "heat exhaustion" is hard to accomplish. It
doesn't mean "feeling tired" it means "falling unconscious." In a real evasion situation you have to be willing to go to that point.
"Oh well" is capture. That is the emotion that the pursuer is waiting for.
Train your will power, do distance running every day. Take weekends off.
This will allow you to see if you have this absolutely essential willpower or not. If you don't, build it.
Willpower is the most important factor in survival, evasion, resistance, and escape from any situation, it is more important than water.
If you give up you lose. Period. If you still evade after surrendering to your pursuers (that's what 'giving up is'), it was because circumstance /
your friends saved your ass and no other reason, even if you're from SOG. Your goal is to get away from your pursuers and stay away from them or
failing that to evade until they give up chase.
I would rather be with an untrained civilian with the will to evade than a special forces operator without it in a real evasion situation.
I know that I have the will to evade, do you?
Build up your willpower by using it. Take up distance running and you'll see. It can save you.
These are just my own personal thoughts from experience if you disagree please do not get angry. I'm not an "expert."