I am just curious about how many people understand the difference between the two types of risk and plan for the latter and are conditioned to respond to the first. Do you get mad, stay calm or entertain a survival archetype. I can explain those later and they are really important for picking hunting partners.
Exogenous risk are outside factors that are unforeseen. The grizzly blindside charging you on the trail because it is defending its kill and you don't know the kill is there. Exogenous risk might also be a freak blizzard that keeps you frozen in country in July-August. It could be a tool or hardware failure. We generally train to deal with Exogenous risk in being able to figure out ways that we will survive at all costs. We try to develop ways to toughen ourselves and learn how follow the Ed Viersturs motto of success is in getting to the top is optional but coming back is mandatory. This is keeping cool under pressure. This one is generally how you are raised and not dependent on doing lots of reading and ruminating.
Endogenous risk is stuff that we can plan for. It is the general risk in the system. We all know that stuff can get hairy but its figuring out what we can and can not do. Maybe it rains or we get sick while we are hunting. It is not unreasonable to expect it not to snow at 5K ft elevation in September. It is also important to figure out that you can get blisters and suffer but its not bad. This is stuff that you can map out ahead of time and minimize.
The thing is that we can all figure out the second Endogenous risk and plan for those things. We can also figure out the exogenous risks that can happen and figure out what the old school best way of dealing with Alaska when she is more pissed than the wife when you buy another gun.
I am just wondering if other people do this.