We talk a lot about knowing how you would respond in a wide variety of incidents. A reader experienced a high-stress event and wanted to his experience and the lessons he learned from it. He sent this post in, and we thought you might want to read it. Enjoy. When my phone rang at […]
Articles about urban and rural modern survival. Everything from picking locks to building wilderness shelters. You need to be prepared when SHTF.
The home invader is dead—the coroner loads into a van the lifeless human body of the attacker you killed. The responding Police have asked their questions, documented the scene, and left your house. You stopped the immediate threat, but now a whole new set of emotions come over you. What do you do now? A […]
We talk a lot about situational awareness and recognizing pre-assault indicators, and we should. However, we need to also think about how we convey a perceived threat to others. In other words, we may need to protect others and ourselves in a given situation. We also may need to coordinate with others to counter the […]
In Orange City, Florida, a road-rage incident results in two lost lives and a lifetime of agony for many others. What we can learn from this avoidable incident? First, it’s important to point out that the incident is only about a few days old. Therefore we likely don’t know all the details. However, we know […]
Our homes provide us and our families with a security that we otherwise would not have. But even the best home security measures are not effective 100% of the time. There are lots of talks about which guns are best for home defense. And not diminishing the importance of those topics, how you respond is […]
Situational awareness or having an acute awareness of your surroundings is invaluable to our survival. However, being aware doesn’t eliminate all risks. Instead, it provides us an opportunity to recognize threats and dangers in our environment. Early recognition provides response options and increases the likelihood of avoiding or surviving the incident. Recently I saw […]