Fast and Slow Thinking Survival

Fast and Slow Thinking Survival

It is a sad state of affairs that most those in the survival community seem to be focused entirely on skills and gear and overlook the most important aspect of survival training which is proper mindset.  Our students at NRS know we are a bit different in how we do things.  That approach is one based on science and research not built upon what sells the best.

In this podcast I cover one aspect of our methodology.  Our NRS students will recognize that at some point in nearly every class I typically stop and point at each of them individually and “give them permission” to spend more time outside.  It is tongue-in-cheek dialogue but it has serious reasons behind it.  By spending more time outside we can start to take things that are in our “slow” thinking side of our brain and transfer them over to our “fast’ side of thinking.  It is vital to being good at life and in the case of our discussion here, for survival.  If this topic does not interest you it should.  Listen to this podcast to get more in-depth understanding of this topic. Also, the two books I mention in the podcast can be found below.

Podcasts:

Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/2zs368s
Books mentioned in the podcasts

UWG-139Craig Caudill is the Founder and Chief Instructor of Nature Reliance School. He specializes in teaching outdoor related topics to include, survival, tracking, nature awareness and more for private or public groups, and government agencies.  Craig’s is the author of three books, Extreme Wilderness Survival and Ultimate Wilderness Gear,  and Essential Wilderness Navigation from Page Street Publishing, distributed by Macmillan Publishing.  

Craig is co-host of the popular The Survival Show podcast, is a frequent contributor to TV outlets, blog sites, magazines and is a popular online outdoor educator.  Pick up the books, subscribe to him on youtube, or join Craig and the other NRS Instructors in a class so they can help you be more safe and aware in the outdoors.

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