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I just noticed this article on Mother Earth News. After that, a link to an article about Robert Muller, a famous survivor, member of the French Resistance, etc. 
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Survival Personality: Develop Your Intuition

Intuition is a powerful ally, especially in dangerous situations. Learn how to develop your intuition to “see around corners” and better navigate our changing world.

By Matthew Stein
August 26, 2010

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/survival-personality-ze0z10zkon.aspx#ixzz22xsRKFaa


The following is an excerpt from When Technology Fails by Matthew Stein (Chelsea Green, 2008). This comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills — from food and water to first-aid and crisis management skills — will prepare you to live in the face of potential disasters coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown or environmental catastrophe. This excerpt is from Chapter 4, “Emergency Measures for Survival.”

The best survivors spend almost no time, especially in emergencies, getting upset about what has been lost, or feeling distressed about things going badly ... Life’s best survivors can be both positive and negative, both optimistic and pessimistic at the same time.

— Al Siebert, Ph.D., The Survivor Personality

The struggle for survival is a fascinating and inspiring subject, forming the basis for many of the most memorable books and movies. Psychologist Al Siebert’s personal fascination with survivors began when he received his military training from a group of veteran paratroopers. His teachers were legendary members of the 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment. They had lost nine out of 10 members in combat in the Korean War. Siebert found that these “survivors” were not the crusty, yelling drill sergeants that he had anticipated. They were tough, yet showed patience. They had a good sense of humor and were likely to laugh at mistakes. They were positive, yet also looked at the downside of things. They didn’t act mean or tough, even though they could be as mean and tough as anyone. Siebert noticed that each of these men had a type of personal radar that was always on “scan.” He realized it was not dumb luck that had brought these men through their ordeals, but a synergistic combination of qualities that tilted the odds in their favor. Al believes that we can all benefit in our daily lives by nurturing and developing these positive character traits within our own personalities.

In 1943 Robert Muller was a member of the French Resistance. Using the name Parizot, he had infiltrated an agency of the Vichy government, where he gathered information on German troop movements. Tipped off that the Nazis had just driven up to arrest him, he fled to the attic of his office building. Word came that half a dozen Gestapo men, knowing he was there, were methodically searching the premises. Having been impressed when a friend used Dr. Emile Coué’s program of autosuggestion and positive thinking to cure himself of advanced tuberculosis, Muller quickly calmed himself and took control over his thoughts. He repeated to himself that the situation could be seen as a thrilling adventure, and switched his perspective to a calm, confident, positive state of mind. Muller told himself that nothing was hopeless and that he must find the one-in-a-thousand chance of escape.

Suddenly he realized that the one thing the Nazis would not expect him to do was to walk downstairs to meet them. By taking off his glasses, slicking down his hair with water, grabbing a file folder from a vacant desk and lighting a cigarette, Parizot managed to change his appearance somewhat. Walking downstairs, he came upon his secretary as she was being interrogated. He asked her what all the excitement was about. Her heart pounding, she managed to maintain an outward appearance of calm, and replied that the “gentlemen” were looking for Mr. Parizot. “Parizot?” he exclaimed, “But I just saw him a few minutes ago on the fourth floor!” The Gestapos rushed upstairs, giving Muller the break he needed to proceed toward his next obstacle, the guards at the front door. In the main lobby, the concierge informed Muller that there was another exit, and guided Muller to the garage, where he stole a bicycle and rode to safety.

— Robert Muller, Most of All, They Taught Me Happiness

Read more: http://www.motherearthnews.com/modern-homesteading/survival-personality-ze0z10zkon.aspx#ixzz22xr6k9nE
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http://robertmuller.org/rm/R1/Biography.html   Robert Muller Biography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Muller        Robert Muller, wikipedia

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On now, 11 AM -noon EDT Channel 127 H2
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5:00 pm Wilderness Warriors
For centuries, humans have ventured in to the wild in search of adventure, discovery, and
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Wilderness Warriors
For centuries, humans have ventured in to the wild in search of adventure, discovery, and sometimes enlightenment. We take a hair-raising journey with two explorers who dare to be the first to dive into the icy caves of Antarctica's glaciers--discovering new forms of life and new familiarity with their own mortality. Three Mexican fishermen tell their incredible story of survival, adrift for nine months on the Pacific without food or water in a tiny open-top boat. And we meet Sarah, a teenage girl with an astonishing ability to communicate with wild animals

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Excellent info, Thanks Barb!  I set the recorder for 5pm.  Really liked the first post as well!

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Excellent info, Thanks Barb!  I set the recorder for 5pm.  Really liked the first post as well!

I'm recording both too...Maybe these shows will help someone...
better to be reaching forward toward survival than to be in a numb state...