Got into this thread, LATE, again.
Reading through this I am very impressed with all the wisdom. PAX, ERIC, and you have driven the nail home in my opinion.
The first paragraph of your last post is "right there for me", simply and clearly AND in one paragraph.
One of my standard banters to folks who ask about skills for survival is:
"Once the combat envelope wraps its' cold clammy arms around you, there is more than enough to think about besides how your weapon works, what condition of readiness IT IS IN, or where it shoots to."
Good job folks.
Good Luck & Be Safe
First, with the most, WINS!
Regards, Scattergun Bob