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A Dangerous Situation Essay

Not many, really. I was choked when I was 3, but I have no memory of it.

Maybe early last year (maybe two years ago, I'm not sure; I'm not good with time), I was driving home in one of the worst storms we've had in ages. There were down trees or power lines blocking all of my routes home except for one. I ended up stuck behind a car for about thirty seconds while it picked up another passenger before heading up the road; at first, I was annoyed, but as we were going up the road, a huge tree fell across it, taking out even more powerlines (which were sparking). Had that car not stopped before, I probably would have been under the tree.

And one that is less dangerous but more stupid, when we first built our barn, I thought I saw lights on one night. There had been a robbery at our neighbors' house, but by the time the police got there, they were all ready gone (and as far as I know, they were never caught), so for some reason, I decided that I should go out. Only my mother and I were home, and I'm the more formidable of the two, so I told her and after a bit of conversation, I went out to go see what was happening. I was about halfway there (so about an acre and a half), walking through the darkness, watching these windows that were clearly lit and shouldn't be, when I abruptly felt a tap on my shoulder. I was all ready on edge, so I jumped, turned around, and almost hit my mother, who had come up behind me but didn't want to make any noise. She brought a knife for me, and if I hit her, I would have hit the knife. As it turned out, the lights weren't on anyway; the windows reflect in such a way that they look like they are until you're essentially inside, and that's what we were seeing.



Essay on Survival Situations and Groups

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The definition of survival is simply, the fact of remaining alive or in existence, especially after facing life-threatening danger. Whether it’s a short or long term survival; effort, great thought and preparation must be put in place for it to be successful. Likewise deciding to remain alone or join forces with an assemblage is an essential decision that must be made. Many movies and books portray the lone wolf braving the situation unaccompanied and valiant. Although this scenario may seem very idealistic, the reality is that going at it alone is perilous and the possibilities are certainly not in favor of the lone wolf. Furthermore most military establishments employ a group formation when going on missions where survival is of the…show more content…

The definition of survival is simply, the fact of remaining alive or in existence, especially after facing life-threatening danger. Whether it’s a short or long term survival; effort, great thought and preparation must be put in place for it to be successful. Likewise deciding to remain alone or join forces with an assemblage is an essential decision that must be made. Many movies and books portray the lone wolf braving the situation unaccompanied and valiant. Although this scenario may seem very idealistic, the reality is that going at it alone is perilous and the possibilities are certainly not in favor of the lone wolf. Furthermore most military establishments employ a group formation when going on missions where survival is of the essence. For example Army Special forces deploy twelve man detachments demonstrating the concept of group survival. Given these points survival circumstances should be approached as a group because it provides camaraderie, a division in work efforts and protection or group security.
Camaraderie is a beneficial and necessary part of the survival tactic. It offers the benefits of a support group, mutual trust and friendship. A support group is valuable in survival situations. Specifically it offers survivalists much needed encouragement and often times can relate to what everyone is going through and keep groups from feeling alone. According to psychologist Abraham Maslow” all human beings need to feel as if they belong and are safe.” Equally

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