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The following are some tips to keep you safe when traveling or living in the city.

  • Maintain situational awareness at all times.  Know who is around you and what they are doing.
  • Trust your gut instincts.  If something feels wrong; most likely it is wrong.
  • Never open the door to strangers.
  • Keep doors, windows and garages securely locked.
  • Big barking dogs are good deterrents against thieves and muggers.
  • Keep your wallet in your front pocket or inside your jacket.
  • Never walk by yourself at night and stay away from bad neighborhoods and high crime areas.
  • Have a fully charged cell phone with you at all times.
  • Know the locations of your nearest hospitals, police stations, fire departments and major hotels.
  • If you are being chased yelling fire will often get you a quicker response then yelling help.
  • Avoid talking to strangers on the street and avoid being herded towards alleys or blind spots.
  • Use the reflections in store windows to unobtrusively  observe if you are being followed.
  • Obtain your permit to carry a firearm and practice at the range on a regular basis.
  • Stay away from alleyways or cars when rounding a street corner.
  • Project a strong, confident, hard target image.
  • Muggers, thieves and rapists often display tell tale signs before they attack; if you see abnormal behaviors or body language from someone approaching you, get to a safe area immediately.
  • Be prepared to defend yourself.

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.  You will then be taken to the amazon website.  If my books interest you then you can get your very own e-book copy for an incredibly low price.  I hope you enjoy the read.

 

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It’s your home; and that means you have a responsibility to protect your home and your family from criminals who want to do you harm.  Basic home defense precautions such as a large dog, locking your doors, windows, garages, etc., deadbolt locks and door jam bars are essential precautionary measures but once a criminal is inside you will need additional defensive capabilities.

Firearms are simply the best, modern home defense weapon for those who are properly trained or experienced in their use.  Your home defense weapon or weapons must be effective, reliable and capable of stopping a threat when your life or the lives of your family are in danger. 

You also need to factor in overpenetration which means you will need to be aware of what is beyond your target, since sheetrock walls won’t stop bullets.  You do not want to injure family members around or behind a criminal when your life or your families lives are in imminent danger.

Some firearms considerations are as follows.  12 Gauge pump action shotguns as they have the most effective stopping power at close range and depending on the model can hold between 5 to 8 shells in the tube.  Semi Automatic handguns due to their small size, concealability and convenient accessibility and depending on the model can hold between 8 to 17 rounds in the magazine. 

Generally I do not recommend rifles for home defense as the potential for overpenetration and the distances most calibers travel is just too risky in typical neighborhoods.  Even when using shotguns or semi automatic handguns be aware of any overpenetration which might result. 

Whatever firearms you decide to use as your primary home defense weapons make sure you train with them often and become thoroughly familiar with their workings.  Your home defense firearms must be 100% reliable as your life may one day depend on them.  You have a right and a responsibility to protect your loved ones, make sure you are up to the task.

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.  You will then be taken to the amazon website.  If my books interest you then you can get your very own e-book copy for an incredibly low price.  I hope you enjoy the read.

 

Everyday survival awareness is something that everyone should pay particular attention to as they go about their daily routines.  Your life can be altered or ended tragically when errors you make combined with proximity to a thug result in severe personal consequences.  You do lock your doors in your car when your driving right; if not do it now.  You do lock your doors and windows when you leave the house or go to sleep; if not do it now.  You do avoid going to ATM’s alone at night in less than ideal areas; if you don’t then start avoiding those ATM’s today.

Be aware of your surroundings.  I can’t stress this enough.  Take precautions before you become a crime statistic; not afterwards.  Criminals do not share your moral values, they are not your friends or your neighbors and will see you only as an obstacle to getting what they want.  If you get that gut feeling that something is wrong pay attention to it; as your initial gut reactions are usually correct.

Always carry a cell phone and keep it fully charged.  If you have your pistol permit start carrying your pistol concealed after thoroughly training and familiarizing yourself with every aspect of its operation.  A gun locked in a safe at home does you no good if you are attacked and need it.  For those who do not have a pistol permit carry pepper spray or a quality folding knife with you at all times.

Proper precautions can help you avoid and if necessary deal with potential life altering or ending situations.  Don’t become a victim.

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.  You will then be taken to the amazon website.  If my books interest you then you can get your very own e-book copy for an incredibly low price.  I hope you enjoy the read.

Forget all that liberal/progressive nonsense that profiling is wrong. Profiling can save your life and should be used as an effective situational awareness tool. Profiling is not a bad thing; in fact it is ingrained into the human species as part of our instinctive genetic makeup.  

If you doubt this let’s consider the following example.  You are going to visit a friend in an apartment building late at night.  While waiting in the lobby you push the button for the two elevators that are there; and they both come down at the same time.  When the doors open; in one elevator are six old ladies, none of whom get off the elevator, who are smiling and well mannered.  In the second elevator are six men dressed in gang colors who also do not get off the elevator, and they are covered with tatoos and look really pissed at the world.  Which elevator are you going to get into?

The answer is obvious; you are going to get into the elevator with the old ladies.  Congratulations; profiling has just potentially saved you from being raped, robbed,  assaulted,  beaten, or killed. Political correctness is pure nonsense and anyone who believes in the notion of political correctness is free to get on the other elevator with the gang members and take their chances.

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.  You will then be taken to the amazon website.  If my books interest you then you can get your very own e-book copy for an incredibly low price.  I hope you enjoy the read.

 

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One of my readers asked me if I would address this topic so I’ll take a run at it as requested.  In order to be better prepared to protect yourself; be aware of the warning signs that usually signal that an attack by a criminal is imminent.

  • When someone invades your personal space, by standing too close, especially when there aren’t many people around.  What they are doing is closing the distance between you and themselves for a potential attack.
  • Asking you a question like do you have the time or do you have change for a dollar.  What they are doing is evaluating your situational awareness and sizing you up as a potential target.
  • If someone is walking towards you and their hands are hidden; especially behind their backs, your radar should be up telling you that something is wrong.
  • Coordinated motion; if you cross the street and they cross the street, if you stop walking and they stop walking; you are being positioned for an attack.
  • Glances are another tell-tale sign.  If someone is constantly glancing around to see if they are being watched it is a good indication that they are up to no good.  What they are doing is making sure there are no potential witnesses before they attack. 
  • If someone directly in front of you starts shifting their weight look out for an attack.  Weight shifting is generally done so that they can deliver a maximum knockout punch before assaulting or robbing you.
  • Herding occurs when a criminal tries to manuever or lure you to an isolated place.  If you feel like you are being steered away from people to a dark or deserted area; do not go, period.
  • Never flash money or expensive jewelry in public.  You never know who might be watching and decide to make you a target.
  • Always be situationally aware.

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.  You will then be taken to the amazon website.  If my books interest you then you can get your very own e-book copy for an incredibly low price.  I hope you enjoy the read. 

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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 getting a copy

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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.

What has happened to my America.  We have gone from a nation of self reliance to a nation of entitlement dependents.  Now I know not everyone is like this; but for those of you with an entitlement mentality, have some self respect and try achieving the following.

  • Get a good education.  It can be done; just apply yourself.
  • Get a good job.  Something you can be proud of.  It may take time to find one that satisfies you; as well as pays well, but keep looking until you find one that’s right for you.
  • Stop expecting other people to foot the bill for you.  A lifetime dependency on welfare should make you feel ashamed.  No self respecting person should feel good about themselves if they are on an entitlement program for their entire life.
  • Got a dream; then see it through.  Don’t give up on it just because you hit a roadblock or two.  Keep pushing forward until you achieve what you want.
  • There is a right and a wrong regardless of what the lamestream media tells you.  Try to have a good moral code and do the right thing even if no one is there watching.
  • Maintain a positive outlook and a confident manner as often as possible; and try to genuinely enjoy what life has to offer.
  • Lying, cheating and stealing is no way to go through life.
  • If you have strong convictions about something than stand your ground.
  • Believe in yourself and have faith in your abilities to succeed.

You can take a look at some of my apocalyptic 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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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. 

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