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It is imperative; and I stress imperative that folks understand that violent crime has the potential to strike anyone at anytime.  Knowing this it becomes important to be situationally aware of who and what is around you and to have a plan to deal with potentially dangerous situations if they develop. Many criminals look for victims of opportunity; which means people who are not paying attention to where they are, what they are doing, and who appear weak and vulnerable.  So let’s talk about some things you need to be particularly aware of.

  • Avoid dangerous places which means don’t go to bad parts of the city or to drug and crime infested areas.
  • Don’t go to desolate, out of the way ATM’s alone and don’t go up and down stairwells alone in places like parking garages.
  • Don’t flash lots of cash, or expensive rings, or watches in public places.
  • Remember there are bad people out there who only see you as an obstacle to getting what they want.  They will think nothing of hurting, raping, or killing you to achieve their objectives.
  • Always keep your fully charged cell phone handy, keep your car doors locked when driving, and when parked, and have your self defense weapons accessible.
  • Know where your children are going, the routes they are taking, and when they are leaving and when they should be back.
  • Know who your chidren’s friends are and make sure you have their phone numbers in case you need to reach them.
  • Train properly with your self defense weapons of choice such as pepper spray, hand to hand fighting skills, knife, gun, etc.
  • Make yourself a hard target; which means make yourself appear to be someone who will be too difficult to rob, rape, or assault.  Criminals want easy targets; if you appear to be a hard target they will pass you by in search of easier prey.

You can see 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com.  They are really quite interesting if I do say so myself 🙂

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Shaking hands is a socially acceptable method used daily in professional and personal situations. However it can be a potentially dangerous activity because it can place you at a situational and a tactical disadvantage.  In many instances a common handshake, when there is no gut feeling that danger is present, is somewhat unavoidable; but when that sixth sense tells you don’t do it, then you’d better pay attention to it. 

Offering your gun hand to anyone in a handshake, for those who conceal carry or for those who don’t, means the following.

  • Your gun hand is now not available to draw your weapon of choice, if self defense is warranted, presuming you are of course right handed.
  • A potential attacker can use a handshake ruse as an attempt to crush your hand or get in a sucker punch as your hand is otherwise engaged.
  • Hygiene; let’s face it there are some people you really don’t want to shake hands with as they appear unclean or unkempt.

So if you can avoid shaking hands; then tactically you are in a better position. Excuses you can use are many but my favorite has always been “I think I’m coming down with something and I don’t want you to get sick.”  If you have to shake hands then there is only one way to do it correctly.  This method is to extend your index finger, on your right hand, as you are shaking hands; as if you are trying to touch the other persons inner wrist.  This makes it almost impossible for the other party to crush your hand during the handshake.  Go ahead; give it a try and you’ll see what I mean.  Of course if an aggressor refuses to let go of your right hand; then that’s when you use your left hand as well as your feet.  Well placed strikes to key body points will cause the aggressor to release your hand instantly. 

You can see 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com.  They are really quite interesting if I do say so myself 🙂

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If a long-term disaster scenario strikes and society crumbles away; preppers may find themselves having to patrol their property on a regular basis to deal with criminals, thugs, and looters who will try and take advantage of the chaotic situation.  So depending on what type of molle load bearing vest, warbelt, etc., you choose to carry; the prepper on short-term immediate property patrol should consider carrying the following items.

  • Combat effective rifle along with three spare magazines
  • Handgun along with three spare magazines
  • Portable First Aid Kit
  • Binoculars if your rifle does not have high powered optics
  • Flashlight seperate from your mounted weapons light
  • Replacement Batteries
  • A small amount of food
  • A days supply of water
  • Fixed Blade Knife
  • Communications Devices such as a cell phone and a two way radio

You can see 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com.  They are really quite interesting if I do say so myself 🙂

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In order to survive when society collapses; having a proper mindset is essential, to see you through the dangerous times ahead.  You will be dealing with the possibilities of dehydration, starvation, the elements, etc., but one of the biggest threats you will face is simply other people.  To people who have nothing; that old peanut butter and jelly sandwich you have, might look like a gourmet meal.  If a person is cold, wet, hungry and thirsty; they will do unimaginable things to take what you have prepared for your own survival, for themselves.  They will see you as nothing more than an inconvenient obstacle to obtaining what they want.

When law and order collapses you will by necessity become your own first line of self defense.  You will have to protect yourself by whatever means necessary; and you must be mentally prepared to do whatever must be done to protect those you love from predators, thugs, looters and other violent criminals.  Remember the following key points as they just might save your life.

  • Anyone can potentially be a threat as even good people can end up doing bad things when trying to survive.
  • Avoid trouble; but if trouble finds you, have the will and the skill and the capacity to defend yourself accordingly.
  • Don’t blindly follow dictates, rules, or other people to the slaughter; if it is counter intuitive to what you believe is in your best interests.
  • Train regularly with your defensive weapons until you are proficient with their use.  Plan ahead for which weapons are best for each particular survival scenario.  Above all; be vigilant, confident and do whatever you must to survive.

You can see 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com.  They are really quite interesting if I do say so myself 🙂

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With the escalation in crime, law enforcement becomes reactive rather than proactive.  People must assume a primary responsibility for their own safety and security.  It is important to realize that not everyone is a law abiding citizen.  There are predators out there who have no regard for your life, your family’s life or your possessions.  To them you are nothing more than an inconvenient obstacle to obtaining what they want.

You must be willing to defend yourself against anyone who would harm you or your family.  You must be mentally prepared to use your skills defensively.  You have a right and a responsibility to protect yourself against an attack.  Practice situational awareness and avoidance; know your escape routes; maintain physical boundries and use verbal diffusion when appropriate.  By staying situationally aware you remove the element of surprise from an enemy. 

Most threats to home and family will come at close range.  Never turn your back to an adversary.  If an enemy is within range than so are you.  Maintain a survivors attitude by doing all that is necessary to survive; refusing to become a victim and never ever giving up.

Learn to visualize conflict and response.  This simulates experiences within your mind and experiences will build confidence.  Your mindset, your attitude, your tactics and your gear are all crucial elements to stop an attack.  Remember any weapon in the hands of a coward is useless so develop a mindset of confidence and bravery.

You can see 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com.  They are really quite interesting if I do say so myself 🙂

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So the zombies have finally arrived……do you have what it takes to survive the ultimate zombie apocalypse?  Well we shall see.  The following methodologies are the best ways to survive in the event you happen to see any of these so called zombies staggering around your neighborhood.

  • Weapons, weapons, weapons, weapons, weapons.  Rifles, shotguns, handguns, plenty of ammo and mags as needed, sharp knives, battle axes and wrecking bars all will be required.
  • Train often with your weapons so you can wield them effectively against these re-animated corpses.
  • Make your home defensible; have plenty of plywood and nails for boarding up windows and reinforcing entry ways.  Use barbed wire fencing, tanglefoot wire and steel reinforced fencing as additional effective deterrents.
  • Use common sense.  Stay hidden when needed, patrol your perimeter frequently and work in teams whenever possible.
  • Get in shape.  Physical fitness is key to surviving a zombie apocalypse.  You must be able to walk long distances if needed and run quickly when the situation warrants regardless of age.  If you are out of shape survival will be made more difficult.
  • Look, listen and remain vigilant.
  • Avoid urban areas.  Suburbs and rural areas are much better.  If you live in the city move now to a nice area with plenty of wide open spaces.
  • Own the largest SUV possible, keep your gas tank and spare gas cans full and make sure your SUV can run down hordes of the undead without stalling by reinforcing the front and rear bumpers.

You can get a free preview of my books by clicking on the book cover images to the left of my blog posts on my blog page which will take you to Amazon.com.  You can then click on the look inside option for your free preview.  I write in a variety of different fiction generes including post apocalyptic, zombie and horror.  If you like the free preview you may purchase the full edition.  Below are the titles of my books. 

  • American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution
  • Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Biohazard Redacted Book 2 of the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Anthology of Horror

If an emergency or disaster strikes are you prepared?  This is a question you need to ask yourself honestly when it comes to survival and preparedness.  If you have the skills, the gear, the knowledge and the ability to adapt to changing circumstances your chances for survival increase dramatically.

Hurricanes, Tornados, Power Outages, Floods, Civil Unrest, Societal Breakdown, etc., are all things which could happen to anyone, anywhere.  Therefore it is imperative to be prepared with adequate emergency shelter, food, water, first aid items, self defense strategies and the right attitude and mindset which allows you to persevere, overcome and survive.

Bad times can often bring out the worst in people so having the ability to properly defend yourself and weather out any potential disaster scenarios takes on vital importance.  Review your survival plans frequently and make changes as needed.  Study and implement the best methods to prepare for disasters and above all do what is necessary to stay safe.

Check out the following fiction books I’ve written which are all available at Amazon.com.  You can also get a free preview by clicking on the book cover images to the left of my blog posts on my blog page which will take you to the Amazon.com free preview area.  I write in a variety of different fiction generes including post apocalyptic, zombie and horror.  If you like what you see consider purchasing my books.

Post Apocalyptic Fiction Book I’ve Written

  • American Rebellion Book 1 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 2 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 3 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 4 of the Revolution
  • American Rebellion Book 5 of the Revolution

Zombie Fiction Books I’ve Written

  • Biohazard Redacted Book 1 of the Zombie Apocalypse
  • Biohazard Redacted Book 2 of the Zombie Apocalypse

Horror Fiction Books I’ve Written 

  • Anthology of Horror

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