Monday, September 2, 2013

Max Velocity AAR and Mental Preparation/ Coping

An AAR from Max Velocities recent Combat Rifle/ Contact Drills course. Good stuff.

Look, we all have competing demands on our time and money but it is essential to get the training needed to fight and survive. Come up with a realistic plan on how to save sufficient funds as well as free up the time to get the training you need in the coming weeks/ months. Do the same for medical skills and other important stuff as needed to be the best well rounded fighter/ survivalist you can be.

SHTF School did a post recently on Survival Psychology. There are a couple things I find helpful in mentally handling rough situations. It is important to remember that most really bad situations are temporary. Things are bad today and tomorrow doesn't look good but next week will be better. So just keep putting one foot in front of the other and counting down till then.

Another helpful thing is to do your best to maintain a sense of limited normalcy and have some comfort where possible. Maybe it's morning coffee or lipstick or one's favorite slippers while sitting around in the evenings. If it makes you more comfortable and doesn't compromise security/ OPSEC or unnecessarily squander resources then do it.

1 comment:

Harry Flashman said...

I find that a regular routine helps me if there's a lot of stress. I do pretty much the same things every day at the same time. When I go to town I go to places in the same order. The down side is that if something happens to throw off my routine, then I'm easily angered. That's not a good trait for someone who is supposed to be living a lifestyle that requires flexibility. I wasn't so bad about it until I retired. With no work routine, I guess I created my own.

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