By Ken Jorgustin – Modern Survival Blog
The concept of situational awareness is simple enough, “to pay attention to what is happening around you”. Unfortunately though, this is not quite so simple for most people.
Here’s one way to train yourself to make it simple – know the ‘baseline’ of your surroundings (immediate environment). Here’s what I mean…
Most people are under the influence of normalcy bias. Because nothing (bad) has ever happened to them when they’re doing ‘this’ or ‘that’, therefore nothing (bad) is going to happen in the future when they’re doing ‘this’ or ‘that’. The ‘this’ could be anything – crossing the street, walking from your car to the store, taking a walk at your favorite park, shopping at the grocery store, driving to your friends house, hiking a familiar trail, etc..