Tim says that in a real life survival emergency, a person’s true personality emerges. You really can’t judge a book by its cover. Those that we may perceive as being strong can crumble under the pressure, and those that we might dismiss as being weak, may rise up and be the strongest of the group. So how do you delegate responsibilities in a group survival situation? Tim says that there is always an “alpha” in any group, a person that becomes the leader. That leader then carries the burden of knowing what to do, giving orders and direction, providing guidance, making persuasive arguments and motivating group members. However, he cautions that not all leaders that step up are capable of leading their group to safety. “If your natural leader in an emergency situation doesn’t know their butt from a hole in the ground, as far as survival skills go, they could be sending that whole group of people down the wrong road.” Tim stresses the importance of knowing basic survival skills and the sequence in which they should be accomplished in order to keep everyone safe. “It’s always shelter first, then water, then fire and then food.” Tune in for this highly informative look at survival and leadership in an emergency situation with Tim MacWelch.