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Survival Mentality: The Will To Survive

We gather supplies and polish our skills to prepare for large scale disasters, but there are psychological factors that are equally crucial to survival. Your psychological response to physical and emotional stress can aggravate the circumstances of an already difficult situation. Knowing how the mind’s coping mechanisms work and how both the mind and body react in different situations can help us prepare mentally for various scenarios. In developing the will to survive, we can lessen (or at least manage) the impact if the worst should happen.

At this meeting, we will look at individual reactions to disasters, avoiding shock/panic, and psychological coping strategies for personal survival.

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  • Jerry

    Thank you for all of your time gathering information and presenting it to the group Curt!! I'm greatful that you volunteer to do this every month for the community. Always learning new and helpful things every meeting. Thanks again!!

    2 · July 10, 2014

  • Karen I.

    There was so much presented here to help with mental survival. For people who don't have these strategies, many were suggested to begin and continue them. After all, if you don't have your head straight, a perfectly fit body and all the prep items in the world won't help you. Thank you very much, Curt.

    2 · July 9, 2014

  • Jason

    It was a really good overview and starting point. I will be looking in to the material in depth

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Pat

    Excellent presentation Curt. Really provided me with what to look for and I can apply it in so many different situations (even at work - explains why some can't make decisions!)

    1 · July 9, 2014

  • Connie G.

    I can't make it after all, work emergency. I'm sorry

    July 8, 2014

  • Robert L.

    Sorry I won't be able to make it tonight.

    July 8, 2014

  • Scott

    Won't be able to make it this evening. Neighbors in desperate need of help.

    July 8, 2014

  • Connie G.

    Jason I totally agree. Wool blankets, gardening and other hand tools, knives, canning jars, non electric can opener etc. A good way to build up supplies.

    1 · July 7, 2014

  • Jason

    I just wanted to share the following. I often find a lot of great deals on items at thrift stores. I find good (as in good, better, best) bags, clothes, fleece jackets, stainless steel water bottles, etc.

    For the prepper on a budget I recommend it.

    2 · July 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I plan to talk for about 5 minutes about a long term food storage program. Probably this will be just after the Will to Survive talk.

    3 · July 7, 2014

  • Jason L.

    Sorry I can't make it.

    July 7, 2014

  • frank and peggy K.

    sorry, we will not be attending this meeting on this date.

    July 5, 2014

  • Jason

    This should be a great meet up. The mental aspects of surviving an emergency , are by far more important than all the gear you could have

    I will be there unless there is a crisis, but I may be late.

    1 · July 3, 2014

  • Blondie

    Will be away that evening; my survival skills are excellent due to the many challenges over my lifetime, young and old. We can always learn something new or strengthen what we have. I agree that our properly trained mind is the best prep we have.

    July 3, 2014

  • Richard B.

    Wish there was a maybe button. I'm going to hit no but do my best to get there, just not sure if things will line up right

    July 2, 2014

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