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Finally, Emerson concludes his book by noting that adapting a “Violent Nomad” mindset, which includes the ability to recognize and protect against a wide array of threats, is one of the number one things you can do to ensure survival in an emergency situation. “Beyond any one particular skill, it is the Violent Nomad Mindset, defined by a spirit of improvisation and alertness to threats of all kinds, that distinguishes victims from survivors,” Emerson noted.