Many people are familiar with a concept called the “fog of war”.
When ever there’s a disaster or emergency, people are rushing to find information. They have a lot of uncertainty about what’s going on.
In fact, the original term “fog of war” comes from soldiers and their commanders not knowing enough about the enemy situation, which creates a dangerous fog of ignorance.
Yet soldiers and every day citizens have to make decisions during an emergency, and it’s very difficult to make good decisions when you have a lack of information.
I argue that your survivability during an emergency, especially during a protracted emergency, will be largely dictated by your access to information.
Lots of people will have next to zero access to information during their next emergency, because it’s not a problem they’re planning to solve. Most of them don’t realize it and won’t realize that it’s a problem until it’s too late.
Unfortunately, a lack of information is likely to lead to a poor outcome for these folks.
These people will suffer from the “fog of war”, and it doesn’t matter if you’re a soldier in Afghanistan or a father trying to navigate your family through some SHTF scenario — access to timely and accurate information gives you an advantage when you have to make decisions.
If you can agree with that, then I hope you’ll sign up below to attend my SHTF Intelligence webinar. I’ll be teaching four ways you can maintain situational awareness during the next emergency, disaster, or something worse. You can register here.
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