In an emergency situation, group morale is one of those ongoing things that needs to be monitored closely. This psychological and emotional condition of the group is not as important as shelter or water on Day 1 of a crisis. But by Day 10, after your shelter and water have been secured, the priority of morale starts to show its real importance. What is morale exactly? The dictionary definition is "the mental and emotional condition of an individual or group with regard to the function or tasks at hand." Since the tasks at hand in an emergency situation revolve around keeping everyone alive, you'll want to commit these five morale boosting steps to memory.