Disaster Psychology

Review: The Survival Template

 When The Survival Template first arrived on my desk, I was a little put off by what looked like nothing more than a pamphlet. How can a survival book of any worth be so slim? With little faith I began to read and was quickly astonished.

The second thing that struck me about The Survival Templatewas the […]

By |October 5th, 2011|Reviews, Survival Book Reviews|3 Comments

Contagion, A Prepper’s Movie Review

Contagion is a new movie with a high powered cast about the spread of a viral pandemic. It shows the expanding viral epidemic from a number of perspectives and will make any prepper think.

A pandemic is something preppers should be thinking about. In the disaster matrix, it is probably the most devastating thing that is […]

By |September 28th, 2011|Medical, Reviews, Survival Videos|1 Comment

Bikers, Cannibals, and Fornicators! Oh my!

Patriots is a novel by Former U.S. Army intelligence officer and lifelong survivalist James Wesley Rawles. The story has existed in various forms and delivery methods since roughly 1995. It is probably one of the top five most discussed books within the Survivalist Community today. It’s by far the most hotly debated book on the […]

By |August 31st, 2011|Reviews, Survival Book Reviews|9 Comments

Episode 23: TEOTWAWKI Discussions

In this weeks episode hosts Aaron and Jonathan discuss their opinions about  TEOTWAWKI.

Special Notice: We now have an ITRH Urban Survival Forum. Join today and come be part of the community.

Topics:

Why Aaron and Jonathan joke about Zombies.
The pitfalls of focusing on TEOTWAWKI.
The Disaster Probability and Commonality Matrix.
Fallacies of the Horde.
Planning for societal break downs using environmental […]

By |June 27th, 2011|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|2 Comments

Situational Awareness and Normalcy Bias

How often would you say you get “caught off guard?”

In an everyday context, this could be as harmless as reaching for your coffee mug without looking and spilling it on your carpet, or as serious as failing to notice an oncoming car as you step out into the street.

These mistakes are easy to make and […]

By |March 1st, 2011|Survival Skills, Urban Survival Skills|3 Comments

Episode 1: Knee Jerk Reactions & Joos Orange

Join us for the first official episode! Today we discuss Knee Jerk reactions. Recent events have, unfortunately, leant themselves to a discussion on how being reactionary is bad for the country and in prepping.

Today’s Topics
Topic 1 – Knee Jerk Reactions

Recent events as example of Knee Jerk Reactions
Knee Jerk in prep

NOTE: Our discussion that named a […]

By |January 31st, 2011|Urban Survival Podcast Episodes|1 Comment

Review Of The Unthinkable

The Unthinkable by Amanda Ripley definitely added to my understanding of how people react in disasters. The writing could be better, but overall it was an interesting book and a decent enough read.

Whenever I come across a book that deals largely with the psychology of crisis, violence, survival, or anything related, I jump at the […]

By |September 10th, 2010|Reviews, Survival Book Reviews|0 Comments
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