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Preparedness is about making small sacrifices in normal times so that you do not have to make huge sacrifices in times of scarcity (at least in this host's mind) - its not just about buying beans, bullets, and bandages - it's also about learning, training, and building capability.
David has spent a lot of time taking skills and concepts learned in his professional field of emergency management and relating it to his family's personal preparedness.
One of those things that relates to is knowledge of critical incident stress. Critical Incident Stress, and Critical Incident Management is directly related to long-term responder performance - and un-managed stress can have debilitating effects on the individual and the group.
In today's episode David talks about what it is, how to deal with it and how it relates to acute stress brought on by the Fight or Flight response. He introduces the concept of Critical Incident Stress Debriefings.
This show won't make you an expert in this field, but it is a good introduction to something valuable that is rarely considered in the personal preparedness community.
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It's good to talk.