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Situation Awareness

Discussion in 'Survival/SHTF Discussions' started by IRONMIKE1378, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. IRONMIKE1378

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    Great read on the concept of situation awareness

    http://www.itstactical.com/intellic...r-situational-awareness-and-recognize-change/

     
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    I always feel like I am lacking at this despite being fully aware that I am looking around and seeing who is where and what is happening. I try but I feel like I am missing something. I suspect that I am not missing anything but I want a higher level of "instinct" or awareness, striving to be better. So far so good!
     
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    As part of my situational awareness, I try to pick out other armed people. Legal carriers can give themselves away very easily, a 5.11 hat, tactical pants, don't tread on me shirts, etc. If I notice someone is armed, I try to disern what tipped me off that they are armed and learn from that mistake. In trying to spot armed people I am also looking for predators as well. I would strongly prefer to pick up danger signals and avoid the situation all together rather than it blowing up in my face.

    I carry AIWB a vast majority of the time for better concealment and faster deployment if needed. Since my wife has reduced vision and we have a three year old, I try to be constantly alert even for simple things normal people would easily see and avoid or adjust their stride. This includes pot holes, curbs steps, changes in terrain, etc.
     
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    I've not heard the term "Concentric ring" before, but now I have a name for it that helps me identify disturbances in the baseline faster.
     
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    Freddy Osuna dives into Situational Awareness in his "Weaponize the Senses" Tracking Class. It made sense after taking the class. You can't be a good tracker if you don't pickup on all those subtle signs around you.

    It's cool stuff. Our sensory systems are all intact and subconsciously connected to our brains. We've just taught ourselves to ignore them.
     
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    Trust no one, continuously scan surroundings, pay attention to any potential threat and simutaniously have an evac and confrontation lined out.
     
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    Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.
     
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    Another good thing would be not taking unnecassary risks in a place you know is asking for trouble. For ex; me taking the wife and kids to heroin overdose city after dark. Recon ahead and be mindful of where your going. Winning a gun fight is one thing doing it with a wife and 3 kids is a different story.
     
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    I like to quote St. Mattis often.
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    My wife is partially blind and I have a three year old. You make a very valid point about considering your family as a high priority in where you go when you are away from home.
     
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    Rather than starting a new thread, I searched for this one as it is about the same thing.

    Tomorrow is the anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on American soil. Terrorists seem to plan attacks on anniversaries of past attacks. I have not heard of any suspected attack, nor am I wearing a tinfoil hat. It would be wise to be on a little bit higher level of alert, especially if you are going to be around a larger number of people.
     
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    Great point.

    I'd add to that for those of us impacted by storms, keep your situational awareness about you. This can be really difficult when you are already stressed about your family, house, etc. Unfortunately, there are dirt bags who will try to prey on vulnerable people. If something doesn't feel right, trust your instincts, and protect your family.
     
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    Head on a swivel, y'all
     
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    Yup yup yup. They are also opportunists of disasters, where everyone else is just trying to keep their heads above water.
     
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    The victim here had very poor situational awareness. I still can't believe the bystanders doing nothing.

     
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    That thug needs a slug.
     
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    Shit like that makes me sick.
     
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    Sorry, but this guys a dumbass. Hope he survived his attack. You can't stand around paying 0 attention in an inner city stop and rob.
     

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