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Never forget, regardless of what the politically correct crowd tells you, that you have a right and a responsibility to protect yourself and your family from a violent attack.  Law abiding citizens need to be familiar with and trained in using firearms, knives, improvised weapons, fighting skills, and knowing strike points to incapacitate an attacker.  Avoid dangerous situations and dangerous areas and make yourself a hard target.

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You have a right and a responsibility to provide adequately for your own self defense and the self defense of your loved ones. Police tend to be a reactive institution rather than a proactive institution when it comes to violent crime; meaning that they show up when called after a violent crime has been committed, not before.  Therefore the prudent individual will take the steps necessary to make sure if a violent encounter heads their way, they are prepared to stop it and survive.

Do not go looking for trouble, but if trouble finds you then having good fighting skills, knowing strike points on the human body that will incapacitate an attacker, being proficient with edged weapons, knowing how to handle handguns, rifles, and shotguns will all be valuable skills if your life is on the line.

Violent criminals do not share the same moral values that we do.  To them you are their meal ticket.  They see you as nothing more than an obstacle to obtaining what they want.  Reasoning and pleading will fall on deaf ears.  What they understand is brute force resistance.  Make yourself a hard target so it is not worth their effort to select you as their next victim.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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