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    Marc MacYoung offeres the best advice about self defense of anyone on the Web IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevem174 View Post
    Very nice post. I will pass this along to my wife and friends.

    Ditto and amen to that^^^^




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    Quote Originally Posted by stevem174 View Post
    Very nice post. I will pass this along to my wife and friends.

    Ditto and amen to that^^^^

    Thank you ccw9mm Nothing but good stuff from you!! Always




    "To my mind it is wholly irresponsible to go into the world incapable of preventing violence, injury, crime, and death. How feeble is the mindset to accept defenselessness. How unnatural. How cheap. How cowardly. How pathetic." Ted Nugent
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    Good advice. Thanks for the link.

    Interestingly (to me, at least), twice in the past 3 weeks I have been in situations where potential danger seemed to develop quickly out of "nowhere".

    I habitually try and keep my situational awareness at an appropriate level at all times. In both cases, I spotted the potential dangers early, my inner alarm went into RED ALERT, and I was able to take evasive action.

    Although armed, I used some of the techniques the author mentions to extricate myself (and those with me) out of the potentially dangerous situation and the area, fast. One thing I did not concern myself with in the least was "insulting" somebody by "suspecting" them nor worrying about appearing less macho to the women with me.

    Would one or both of these situations have developed into something worse? Who knows? Besides, who cares? I neither wanted to find out nor be forced into a violent confrontation even though I was armed. Having a license to carry a concealed weapon does not give you a license to do stupid things, as I tell my wife.

    Frankly, perhaps some other people in these situations would have continued to blunder in deeper toward the potential danger. Either they wouldn't have spotted the threats early enough, they would have dismissed them as "alarmist", or they may have not have wanted to react in a socially incorrect way necessary to avoid them.

    "Denial" is not a river in Egypt, but it can be a deadly habit if followed.

    Again, thanks for posting this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenring View Post
    "Denial" is not a river in Egypt, but it can be a deadly habit if followed.
    Der Nile has two forks. It's important to take the right one.

    Absolutely.
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    Tip #1 plus change your habits based upon what you discover. Vary your routine if possible. In a new place, get the locals to give you the lay of the land. One guy in Thailand told me he walked down the middle of this certain street because of the bad vibes from the nooks and crannies. I asked why did he not go around the longer but safer way. He had not thought about it. Duh. Some people get hurt because they have mush for brains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiwee View Post
    Tip #1 plus change your habits based upon what you discover. Vary your routine if possible.
    Absolutely true.

    Learning what's wrong is worthless, unless one makes positive changes to leverage that knowledge.

    For a long time, now, I have made a minor practice of watching neighborhoods with an eye toward finding chinks in the armor, weaknesses in the defenses. Half the time, it's an obvious structural error in the defenses (such as open windows, gate, door at night). Much of the time, though, it's procedural, based on how folks monitor their surroundings, move around their property, move through the space, or being seriously encumbered or overly focused so as to disable one's ability to be present.

    Be present. Be aware. Be circumspect. Appreciate what can happen, if only a criminal decides to attempt it. Be prepared. Learn what more can be done to harden, simplify, change up the "pitches." Then, live your life and sleep well at night.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    Very nice post. Great advice all around.
    The second edition should be.
    " Now that your confronted, what's next"
    But the search feature here should yeild the results I'm looking for.

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    Very useful. Thanks
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    After reading that I realized that I do many of those things now without thinking about it. It boils down to having good situational awareness.
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    Great article thanks for the post.
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    Great read. Forwarding this to everyone in my family that needs a wake up call.
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    Very good tips for anyone to read. I will be passing this on to everyone I know.

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    Thanks a lot.

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