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The following are ten important things to know when it comes to keeping yourself safe.  

  1. Be situationally aware of who and what is around you.
  2. Pay attention to your gut instincts.  If something feels wrong or unsafe than it probably is wrong or unsafe.
  3. Be careful whom you trust.  Not everyone or everything is always as it appears to be.
  4. Keep your cell phone fully charged and with you.
  5. Be proficient with your self defense firearms.  They can save your life someday.
  6. Do not have a victim’s mentality or an entitlement mentality.  Instead be confident and positive about yourself and your abilities.
  7. Be prepared for the most likely scenarios which you might face and plan accordingly.
  8. Do not walk or drive in dangerous areas alone or at night.  
  9. Do not let strangers latch onto you.
  10. Develop a tactical, self defense mindset.  You are your own first line of self defense.

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Violent criminals seek out those who appear weak, defenseless, and who are not paying attention to what is going on around them.  In order to avoid violent attacks or to survive them if you are involved in one, the following things should be strongly considered.

  • Walk with confidence and project confidence.  Give the impression that you would be a hard target.
  • Avoid dangerous places and dangerous neighborhoods.
  • Be situationally aware of what is going on around you.
  • Where legal, carry a defensive weapon and be proficient in its use.
  • Keep your cell phone fully charged and available.
  • Don’t take needless risks such as jogging alone through the woods or walking through alleys as a shortcut to your destination.
  • Use your environment as a tool such as using store windows to see if you are being followed.  If you suspect danger get out of there and seek assistance immediately.
  • Don’t let politeness make you a target.  If someone encroaches on your territory or you get a bad vibe tell them to get back or back off.
  • Take responsibility for your own safety.
  • If you are attacked fight to win.  Know the strike points on the human body that will quickly incapacitate an attacker. 

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy.

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Martial law can be defined as the military taking control of a city, state or country and running it at their discretion.  The military would impose control on a civilian population when law and order cannot be maintained by the civil authorities.  Martial law scenarios would likely involve a restriction, erosion, or suspension of your Constitutional rights by government decree.

In order to survive martial law the following things should be considered.  You will need to prepare beforehand by becoming as self reliant as possible; avoid traveling to any and all areas under martial law, do not draw attention to yourself or your family during times of martial law, stay informed, and never accept the governments word at face value.  Remember your survival trumps obeying dictates.

A constant, armed military presence  and routine patrols by the military will be part of martial law along with curfews and vehicle checkpoints.  There will be people who masquerade as law enforcement to lure people into traps and attack them.  Do not fall for this.  You need to be extremely careful who you follow and whom you trust.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy.

 

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One of my readers, kindly asked me if I could write a specific article on how women can be prepared for disaster scenarios.  After giving the matter much thought, the following would be some recommendations that I can suggest. 

  • Make sure you have the proper mindset which means whatever happens you must firmly believe that you will survive no matter what disaster confronts you.
  • Control your fears.  This is essential.
  • Practice regularly with whatever weapons you plan on using for self defensive.   Be thoroughly familiar with how your weapons function and practice frequently.  Firearms drills to practice should include safely loading, unloading, clearing malfunctions, acquiring your target and basic weapons maintenance.
  • Rape will be an ever present threat when the SHTF so make sure you know some basic fighting techniques and know which specific strike points on the human body will instantly incapacitate an attacker.  There are many strike points on an attackers body which can accomplish this.
  • Be selective and careful whom you trust.  If you get a feeling that a person is untrustworthy or a danger to you, do not dismiss that feeling but instead pay attention to it and distance yourself accordingly.
  • Stock up on survival basics which means have at least a 3 month supply of food, water, medicine and make sure you have sufficient guns, ammo and gun related gear as well as shelter options available to you.  Don’t forget feminine products including menstrual pads and birth control.
  • Have an attitude of confidence and project it openly.  Make yourself a hard target so anyone considering doing you harm will think twice about doing so.  Most criminals would rather try and take $20.00 from someone who won’t resist then take a $100.00 from someone who will offer strong resistance.
  • Be mentally and physically fit to as much a degree as possible.
  • Have a prepacked bug out bag available with your survival essentials and make sure you can carry it for a considerable distance.  The bag will be useless if you can only carry it to the end of the driveway and then need to stop.
  • Have some reference manuals which contain quick access to short and long term survival methods available to you.
  • Know the difference between cover and concealment.  Cover allows you to hide and will stop a bullet where as concealment will allow you to hide but will not stop a bullet.
  • Know when to attack and when not to.
  • If you have to leave the area stay off the main roads.  You may travel parellel to them from areas which are away from prying eyes but stay off of the main roads.
  • Whenever possible it is better to stay put in a fortifed location such as a properly hardened home then to leave and set out on foot.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy.

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While it is important to be prepared for things that might occur, it is equally important to not obsess over these things.  Keep things in perspective; if you can live your life prepared but also happy, healthy, and with peace of mind then you are way ahead of most folks. 

Your health is of the utmost importance.  Without good health, everything else is secondary.  Work on doing all you can to be healthy, happy, develop peace of mind, and have a positive outlook on life.  Everything else will then fall into place and you will be better prepared to handle a man-made or natural disaster if an when it happens.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy

So you have your pistol permit and are considering purchasing a handgun.  Here are some important items to consider.  Remember to always verify that any firearm is unloaded before handling.

  • Make sure the handgun is in a sufficient caliber to be able to use for self defense purposes and is not too much caliber for you to comfortably handle.
  • Make sure the firearm holds a sufficient quantity of ammunition for your needs.
  • Grip the pistol firmly and make sure you can achieve a good and proper firing grip.
  • With the firearm verified as unloaded, squeeze the trigger and make sure it is not too heavy.  You should be able to pull the trigger straight back without any deviation.
  • Make sure the front and rear sights are in proper alignment and will achieve quick target acquisition.
  • Make sure the pistol has a good history of reliability and accuracy.
  • Don’t be swayed by salesmen who are trying to push a particular make or model.  Do your research beforehand and purchase what works best for you.
  • Make sure you receive proper instruction and train on a regular basis with your firearm.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy

 

In order to avoid being carjacked, it is worthwhile to understand the methods that carjackers use.

  • Carjackers will bump your vehicle from behind and when you get out to exchange insurance information or inspect the damage they will steal your vehicle.
  • Carjackers will stage an accident with fake injuries and when you stop and get out to assist, your vehicle will be stolen.
  • Carjackers will follow you to your home or office and when you park they will pull up behind you so you can’t escape then steal your car and leave with both vehicles.
  • Carjackers will flash lights to get your attention then when you pull over your vehicle will be taken.
  • Carjackers will pose as police officers and when you pull over they will take your vehicle.

So how can you prepare yourself.  Try the following.  Stay away from dangerous areas. Be situationally aware of your surroundings, if something feels wrong then get out of there.  Keep your doors locked and your windows rolled up.  Maintain sufficient distance between vehicles so that you have an avenue of escape if a carjacking starts.  If you cannot see the rear tires of the vehicle in front of you then you are too close to that vehicle.  Your vehicle is thousands of pounds of raw power, use it effectively.  Make sure to keep a fully charged cellphone handy with your emergency phone numbers pre-stored.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy

Whatever apocalyptic scenario life throws your way, the main thing to remember is that you must survive.  In order to survive it is important to be aware of the following.

  • While fear can be a normal response, one must come to terms with that fear in order to survive.
  • In a defensive capacity you must be able to out-think and out-fight your opponent.
  • Choose your weapons wisely.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings no matter how innocent they may look.
  • Know the difference between cover and concealment.  IE:  cover may hide you and will stop a bullet; concealment may hide you but will not stop a bullet.
  • Always have a backup plan.
  • Act quickly and decisively but don’t overreact or act too soon.
  • There is no such thing as a fair fight or battle.  If your life is on the line you must win at any cost.  Make sure the unfair advantage is in your favor.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy.

 

There are three kinds of people in the world today.  Those who are predators, those who are prey and those who refuse to be either.  In order to survive in today’s world or any type of post apocalyptic world of the future you must inwardly develop a warrior spirit; a mindset that says I refuse to be a victim.  Everyone must fight for something at some point in their lives and it is imperative that when these encounters take place, that you emerge victorious.

Nobody can tell you what your threat will look like; but when a threat attacks, you must be prepared physically, mentally and emotionally to defend yourself.  If something looks wrong or feels wrong then it is wrong.  Don’t ignore that inner sixth sense that warns you of impending danger.  Remember the rule of three M’s. 1 – Maximize your distance to the threat.  2 – Minimize yourself as a target.  3 – Muzzle always between you and the threat.

Survival is a combination of skills, mindset and gear.  Make sure you train regularly to keep your survival skills sharp.  Keep the proper positive, confident mindset and keep any gear which will keep you alive nearby.  Also make sure you are fully competent with each piece of gear. 

In a survival situation there are no re-do’s.  You only get one chance to do it right and survive the first time.  Take the time to train and plan accordingly.  After all it’s your life; make sure you keep it by doing what is necessary to stay alive.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic, zombie, or horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page by clicking on the book cover images.  If they interest you then I hope you will consider purchasing a copy