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Every once in a while, a crisis comes along that tests our faith.  A situation arises that reveals whether we can act according to our values or whether we are just talk.  We are now in the midst of such a situation.  We can let the fear cripple us and watch our society self-destruct, or we can fight our way through.  Every society has had leaders--men and women who remained calm in the face of adversity.  People who, despite hopeless situations, dared to defy the chaos and stood tall against the odds.  It is the footsteps of these people that we seek to follow, and we urge our tribe members to do the same.

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We can choose to remain in our comfort zone and avoid difficulty and allow our personal growth to stagnate.  Or we can decide to step out of our comfort zone into the wild—into an environment that brings new challenges and new adventures.

Trying new things comes with the risk of failure.  But failure is not final.  The more we try and fail and learn from our failures, the better we will become.  The more we practice the discipline of stepping out of our comfort zone, the better equipped we’ll be to handle stressful and unpredictable situations, and the more we will be able to assist others.

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The weather can be our enemy, or, with a little education and planning, we can live in harmony with our environment.  Take some time to familiarize yourself with the weather patterns in the area you’re planning to explore.  Don’t take foolish and unnecessary risks by failing to take simple precautions.  Know the risks, plan ahead, and thrive in the wild! 

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The fear instinct is a biological trait that is encoded into our brains as a survival mechanism.  It serves to keep us alive when confronted by true danger; but left unchecked, this biological trait will cause your body and soul to atrophy.

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An expedition is more than just a trip from one place to another.  It’s an odyssey into the wild.  There’s no infrastructure to support your endeavor.  It’s just you and what you bring with you.  You pack in your own equipment.  You move into a hostile environment, and you sustain yourself until the mission is accomplished.  You fight your way in, and you fight your way out.

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