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JLBC CADET CORPS: Survival


JLBC CADET CORPS: Survival


Thirst and Hunger

Without water and food, a person will weaken and eventually die. Thus, getting and preserving food and water increases as the length of time in a survival setting increases. For a cadet used to having his provisions issued, foraging can be a significant source of stress. Food deprivation will also lead to several psychological effects (stressors):

1) Dominance of hunger drives over everything else

2) Lack of spontaneous activity

3) Dullness of emotions

4) Apathy toward others

5) Boredom

6) Limited patience or self-control

7) Lack of a sense of humor

Fatigue

It is possible to become so exhausted that the act of just staying awake is stressful in itself. Survival is a constant balancing act of wisely expending calories and energy on the one hand with resting and conserving energy.

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