Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Survival Spirit with James E. Hart; Episode 26: Day After Disaster, Chapter 26

Episode 26:

Description of Today's Episode: In the Day After Disaster adventure, Erika wakes up and finds herself in a rather precarious position. She must call upon all of her survival spirit to save herself from certain destruction. Survival professional and author of Urban & Wilderness Survival, Emergency Preparedness, James E. Hart, joins Sara to discuss the importance of survival spirit and how you can get your mental attitude prepared today so you don't become a victim before you are actually a victim.

Featured Chapter Quote:
"Surrender had never been an option for her in the past, and she certainly wasn't going to give in now."

James E. Hart

A veteran of 2 tours of duty in Viet Nam, James began his survival training at the age of 7 when he was stranded in the Mojave Desert for 7 hours without food or water during a family move in 1954. Since then he has been through the scouting program where he attained Life scout, served as Scoutmaster, Assistant Scoutmaster, Venture Advisor, and earned the Badden Powell Award. An avid outdoorsman, he has winter camped in Utah and northern Quebec, Canada, snowshoed in upstate New York, Utah and Quebec, and camped in the Mojave Desert of California, the Uintah Mountains of Utah, and the Piney Woods of East Texas, among numerous other locations. James has traveled and been through 42 of the 50 states of the US. Three provinces of Canada, sailed the Pacific Ocean, and crossed the Equator and 35 countries from jungles of South America to the Himalayas of Nepal. Having earned an Associates of Photography Degree from Houston Community College, he has beautifully captured many of his travels with his camera.

Now retired from a career with the Trinity River Authority of Texas, James resides in Dallas, TX, where he lectures on Wilderness and Survival Training. He is the author of SWET Survival & Wilderness Experience Training, Urban & Wilderness Emergency Planning, 35 other booklets on wilderness training, monthly articles for Survival Life Magazine, and a column and articles for The Garland Messenger Newspaper. James also does workshops and speaking engagements.

Lessons From James
Post Collapse Survival Psychology

  • People will be used and abused for what you have, what you look like or for no reason at all.
  • Train for survival - it happens everyday.
  • Have a weapon and know how to use it.
  • Survival is life and death - when you walk out your door you are in a life and death situation if society collapses the risk will be even bigger.
  • You have to be willing to fight for your life!
  • Survival is a mental state of mind!
  • Prepare yourself: Yes I will survive, I will be prepared, and yes I can do it!
Special Notes For The Ladies

  • Don't think that you are not going to be a victim. Think that you are going to be a victim and be prepared. It probably won't be a stranger it will be someone you know and may trust.
  • Men are afraid if a lady asserts herself and gets truly strong and MAD from the inside with a conviction that nothing will stop them from defending themselves.
  • It's the mind that allows women to become a victim before they have actually become a victim.
Overcoming Extreme Stress

  • Take a deep breath and assess your situation. You will not win against mother nature. You must learn her quarks and how to work with her.
  • Realize there is away to get out of your situation. "Don't give up!" Have hope.
  • Use your mind! There is more than one way to get stuff done. Think calmly and clearly and figure it out. Don't over complicate the situation go back to your basics.


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Sara F. Hathaway
Sara F. Hathaway is the author of the The Changing Earth Series: Day After Disaster and Without Land. She also hosts The Changing Earth Podcast which blends her fictional stories with educational survival tips. Sara grew up in the country where she developed a profound interest in the natural world around her. After graduating with honors from The California State University of Sacramento with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, she launched into a career in business management. In her fictional novels her research and experience with survival techniques and forgotten life-sustaining methods of the generations past come to the forefront in a action packed adventures. She has used her background in business management to pave new roads for fictional authors to follow and she delights in helping other achieve the same success. She currently lives with her husband and two sons in California where she is at work on the sequel to her first two novels. For more information and a free copy of “The Go-Bag Essentials” featuring everything you need to have to leave your home in a disaster visit: www.authorsarafhathaway.com
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