Preparing and Survival for the most part may be broken down into “Time-Lines”. These concepts have been written about in many articles and seemingly are explained very simply.
My attempt here is to expand on those concepts and to add a few more “Time-Lines” to think about.
1. 3 Nano-Seconds to think
2. 3 Seconds to react
3. 3 Minutes without Air
4. 3 Hours without Shelter
5. 3 Days without Water
6. 3 Weeks without Food
7. 3 Years without Rebuilding
3 Nano-Seconds to think
The mind is a very “fast” thing and processes millions/billions of actions/thoughts per second, at the speed of light. Your heart rate, your breathing, 90% of your body actions happen without you really thinking about them. That leaves the rest of the brain to do the “thinking” stuff.
There lies the problem, the “rest” of the thinking. If not coherent, it can and will get you in deep trouble or dead. Day-Dreaming or being distracted while driving for example can lead to wrecks very fast. If you are not watching/listening/smelling what is going on around you, the outcome can be bad to say the least.
Situational Awareness is one thing we talk about quite a bit. But this is only one of the many things the “Nano-Second” is involved in. PUT the dang Dumb-Phone Away, stop being distracted by things, pay attention to your life and what the world is telling you.
FYI, an EMP will affect us all in very few Nano-Seconds, so forget about knowing it’s coming and stuffing all those electronics in a Faraday Cage.
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