In addition to outdoors activities and gear, I enjoy reading when I get the chance. One topic I enjoy is biographies of varied leaders in history as well as leadership topics.
Leadership is directly related to Survival in that the most important tool you can have in a survival situation is your mind. The ability to stay focused on the tasks at hand and make decisions is paramount to getting yourself and your loved ones through an emergency. And the best way to learn about leadership is to read about the actions of past leaders in government, military and business through biographies, historical accounts or directly from the leaders themselves.
A recent close call with a natural disaster, that I previously mentioned, has me thinking more about the safety and well being of the family and demonstrated first hand how quickly things such as electricity, water and shelter, that we rely on daily can be taken away.
I'm a list maker so I started looking for lists that others had already made for a starting point for items needed in an emergency situation.
Training for your first GORUCK Challenge?
Make sure you have the gear you need.
Pictured is the gear I used on 2 GORUCK events. 1 Challenge and 1 Light. I completed my first event, a 15hr 20plus mile Challenge, in December of 2013 and recently completed the 9/11 Light Special Event. And I am looking forward to completing GORUCK's new Charming the Snake 2016 events.
I also have listed at the bottom some general tips on training for someone who is training for their first event.
I've been following and reading author and life hacker Tim Ferris' work since The 4-Hour Workweek
came out but just this month got into his podcasts. I just never was interested in listening to podcasts but I highly recommend his shows. You will get something out of almost any episode you listen to. I have to have pen and paper with me while I listen and usually end up with multiple pages of notes by the end.