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Survivalism & Self Sufficiency Topics => Emergency Preparations => Topic started by: swanson on December 16, 2008, 06:16:38 AM

Title: SURVIVAL PRIMER; UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF FATIGUE IN A CRISIS
Post by: swanson on December 16, 2008, 06:16:38 AM
SURVIVAL PRIMER; UNDERSTANDING THE EFFECTS OF FATIGUE IN A CRISIS

I have found that the fatigue (and stress) that comes along with crisis and survival situations has to be managed carefully.

Fatigue impacts our decisions making process and skews what is normally decent judgment. It affects your operational levels of awareness and your physical output as well.

The bottom line – FATIGUE CAN DIRECTLY EFFECT YOUR SAFETY AND SURVIVAL EVERY DAY

The following are some useful resources in understanding and combating fatigue…

Swanson

http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/fatigue.html (http://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/psychosocial/fatigue.html)

What is fatigue?

Fatigue is the state of feeling very tired, weary or sleepy resulting from insufficient sleep, prolonged mental or physical work, or extended periods of stress or anxiety. Boring or repetitive tasks can intensify feelings of fatigue. Fatigue can be described as either acute or chronic...

http://www.brooksidepress.org/Products/OperationalMedicine/DATA/operationalmed/Manuals/gta/GTA2134.html (http://www.brooksidepress.org/Products/OperationalMedicine/DATA/operationalmed/Manuals/gta/GTA2134.html)

Battle Fatigue

*GTA 21-3-4

Normal Common Signs: What to do for Self and Buddy

Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, D.C.,

War Is More Stressful Than Any Training Can Be

The enemy wants to break you -- to stress you until you can no longer do your combat job. ..

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