Be alert for predatory danger signs that usually signal an increased probability of attack.  These signs include excessive or prolonged eye contact; people who approach you deliberately or move with you as you move; predatory movements such as circling, splitting up, or trying to get behind you and people who try and herd you towards a low visibility, isolated ambush point.

Other signs include the use of distractions such as someone asking for directions, or for a light, or physically bumping into you; people who quickly enter your personal space; people who are deliberately following you and people who wear inappropriate clothes such as a heavy jacket in warm weather which can conceal a blunt force weapon.

Pay attention to your surroundings (situational awareness).  If something seems unusual, start to increase your defensive posture.  Your behaviors and actions should signal to a predator that you would be a hard target and that you pose such a hazard to them, that they will look elsewhere for an easier target.

Avoid dangerous people and dangerous situations.  If attacked you must be mentally prepared to incapacitate your attacker and win at all costs.  Your mindset and attitude can significantly effect the outcome.

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  1. phoebe53 says:

    I was just thinking of this last night. We’re going to be selling something on Craigs List, there have been many robberies that way so will not show it at our home but out in public somewhere so we can assess any danger or potential threat and act accordingly.

    • rmactsc says:

      Make sure when you meet in public that you don’t go alone; and that you park somewhere that the other parties in question can’t determine which vehicle is yours.

  2. phoebe53 says:

    I won’t be going alone, thus the “WE”, my husband and I are both permit holders. Unfortunately the item we plan on selling will be attached to vehicle, it’s a metal carrying doohickey that goes on a reese hitch, we will set up the meeting in the shopping center, lots of people, lots of cars and around here…probably lots of guns.

  3. conelrad says:

    Reblogged this on Contra and commented:
    Again situational awareness and mindset.

  4. […] This link has good advice about paying attention to your surroundings to minimize the danger of a personal […]

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