How To Develop your own Intuition for Survival
Have you ever been somewhere and felt unsafe? You know the feeling I'm talking about. You know something is off, and you shouldn't be where you are. Perhaps you've wandered too far off-trail and there's a sense you're no longer alone. You might have heard a noise, seen a glimpse of a shadow, or simply felt in your gut that things aren't right, and you're in trouble. This sense is known as intuition, and it's one of the most important survival skills you can develop. If you know what I'm talking about you're already a step ahead, and it saddens me that so many people today suppress and blatantly ignore these gut instincts. Worse, they refuse to even carry a can of pepper spray or even a tactical flashlight to protect themselves from the very people intending them harm. Your intuition is a super power. It's the ability to suddenly know something, without any reason. It's an instinct, like fear causing you to panic, or hunger driving you to eat. Intuition gives you an advantage in a situation. Well, so long as you're paying attention. Often, it'll help you make a quick decision before your mind actually processes what's going on, like walking onto a road but stepping back almost instantly, so that car speeding in the lane doesn't smash into you. Or slowing by that couple on the side of the road before realizing something isn't "right" and quickly speeding away. That's your intuition. You can use it to get a better understanding of people's intentions, and even to predict the outcomes of a certain situation. Like a news report of a violent assault from someone you used to know, and "somehow you just felt" they were bad news. In a survival situation this could help you steer clear of problems and not get into trouble in the first place. It can keep you alive and out of harm's way, if you simply pay attention. Trouble is, too many guys write these feelings off. They see a link between this feeling and what they've been calling "feminine intuition" and fail to take it seriously. In my opinion that's a mistake. Intuition is a skill you need in your arsenal, to give you every possible advantage in a SHTF scenario. And if you're not listening to it now, you're bound to ignore it when it could actually help. And that could be a deadly mistake. For me, I learnt to rely on my intuition in the wild. Following these three steps I became more attuned to the environment around me, often to the surprise of my friends. I'll know who is pulling into my drive by the sound of their car, spot the deer out hunting before anyone else, and have strong opinions of new people which ultimately turn out to be true. Here's how.