Spent a fair amount of time on the tractor this weekend and kept running scenerios in my head. I had an epiphany out there in the field. We always train in segments or in skill sets. We commonly verbalize or demonstrate integration in the classroom. Of course I am speaking of local LEO, fire, EMS, and NG. Military excluded due to the fact they have the oppertunity to train for long periods of time in the field where they integrate skill sets in real world scenerios. Those of us that may only have a weekend or maybe a week a year are limited in our integration of skills to apply them as needed or in anticipation of need. This led to a scary thought, how does your average prepper or survivalist go from skill set training to application of that training and fast in a SHTF condition? What happens in the first hour? First day? First week? First month? I have been in fire/EMS for 20 years in both career and volunteer capacities. I have worked with law enforcement from the village level up to the State level. We all have had cases where we have had difficulties with integration. We learn and use those experiences to evolve and teach them to the next generation but very few people have been in SHTF situations and fewer still have been in a EOTWAWKI. This leaves very little real world experience to draw from.