Good tips and not just for women. Thanks, I\'ll pass them on. :kay:
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We can now add to the list of victims the retired 77 yr. old TCU professor
from Ft Worth whose body was found last week in Oklahoma--and the 11 yr.old
in Sarasota, FL. Because of these recent abductions in daylight hours,
refresh yourself of these things to do in an emergency situation...This is
for you, and for you to share with your wife, your children or anyone else you
know and care about.
After reading this, forward it to someone you care about. It never hurts to
be careful in this crazy world we live in.
1. Tip from Tae Kwon Do: The elbow is the strongest point on your body. If
you are close enough to use it, do!
2. If a robber asks for your wallet and/or purse, DO NOT HAND IT TO HIM.
Toss it away from you....chances are that he is more interested in your
wallet and/or purse than you, and he will go for the wallet/purse. RUN LIKE
MAD IN THE OTHER DIRECTION!
3. If you are ever thrown into the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail
lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The
driver won't see you, but everybody else will. This has saved lives.
4. Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating,
working, etc. and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.
(DON'T DO THIS!) The predator may be watching you, and this is the perfect
opportunity for him to get in on the passenger side, put a gun to your
head, and tell you where to go. AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO YOUR CAR,
LOCK THE DOORS AND LEAVE.
5. A few notes about getting into your car in a parking lot, or parking
A.) Be aware: look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side
floor, and in the back seat.
B.) If you are parked next to a van, enter your car from the passenger
door. Many serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their
van while the women are attempting to get into their cars.
C.) Look at the car parked on the driver's side of your vehicle, and the
passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car,
you may want to walk back into the mall, or work, and get a guard/policeman
to walk you back out.
IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO BE SAFE THAN SORRY. (And better paranoid than dead.)
6. ALWAYS take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible
places to be alone and the perfect crime spot).
7. If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, ALWAYS RUN!
The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in 100 times; And even
then, it most likely WILL NOT be a vital organ. RUN!
8. Women are often trying to be sympathetic: STOP. It may get you
raped, or killed. Ted Bundy, the serial killer, was a good-looking, well
educated man, who ALWAYS played on the sympathies of unsuspecting
women. He walked with a cane, or a limp, and often asked "for help" into
his vehicle or with his vehicle, which is when he abducted his victims.
9. Another Safety Point: Someone just told me that her friend heard a
crying baby on her porch and she called the police because it was late
and she thought it was weird. The police told her "Whatever you do, DO
NOT open the door."
The lady then said that it sounded like the baby had crawled near a window,
and she was worried that it would crawl to the street and get run over. The
policeman said, "We already have a unit on the way, whatever you do, DO
NOT open the door." He told her that they had heard of a serial killer that has
a baby's cry recorded, and uses it to coax women out of their homes thinking
that someone dropped off a baby. He said they have not verified it, but have
had several calls by women saying that they hear a baby crying outside their
doors, when they're home alone at night. DO NOT open the door for a crying
baby. It may save a life.
A candle is not dimmed by lighting another candle. I was going to send this to
the ladies only, but guys, if you love your mothers, wives, sisters, daughters,
etc., you may want to pass it onto them, as well.
Good tips and not just for women. Thanks, I\'ll pass them on. :kay:
I had my wife read this yesterday, and she said there was one or two she hadn't heard yet. That is a high compliment coming from her. LOL
I printed it out for my wife, thought it was very informative. She is always with me on be alert that sort of thing but I do worry about her if I am not right next to her. Example;my older son was inside the bank(one of those in a grocery store) just a few feet away. Some guy comes up to my wife and puts his arm around her neck and greets her like a lost soul, as if he has known her for years. She could not break free and by that time my son is approaching and the guy moves off. She has had 2 bad experiences from men approaching her while in both cases she was waiting for my older son. When she is with me there is no leaving her alone for a second, I caution her all the time about watching for cars, vans etc getting to close.
Dam...there I go getting carried away. ;)
This comes from a portion of my CCW curriculum when I teach for the Florida permit. I am aware that I have adapted the system pioneered by Jeff Cooper. He used "Condition WHITE" instead of "Condition GREEN" as I do. I just find the stop light analogies to be very useful.
Be aware -
See life as a series of threat levels - think of them like a stoplight: Green, Yellow, Red.
A. Green means "GO" and 99% of the population is stuck in this mode. They go through life with their eyes down, thinking of everything but their own safety. They wonder what's on tv; who phoned while they were out; what's for dinner; does he or she really love me; etc. Everything but what matters.
B. Yellow means "caution." You must be aware of your surroundings in a 360 degree perimeter for about a forty foot radius. You should be "aware" of every moving object and living thing in that area. How do you keep track of what's behind you?
If you're walking down a sidewalk and a car passes near you on the road, you can tell by the sound of it's tires how fast it's moving and the wind pressure against your body.
You can hear when it slows down by the engine noise and brakes.
If you approach your car in a parking lot, be sure to not only check the back seat, but also under the car before you even get close.
You are aware of things and allow your little onboard "voice" that everyone has and never listens to....to let you know something is strange.
What about the guy who looks drunk and is stumbling towards you? Is he only faking being drunk, are his feet moving in a coordinated fashion but his body seems to sway and stumble?
Can you see his hands? Look around. Do you see anybody reacting to your specific presence, for example some guy crosses the street to your side for no apparent reason? Let's say you glance across the street and become aware that another man seems to be moving in concert with the first.
Insert a color here to the Traffic light model----ORANGE ALERT--
is a heightened alert specific to a given situation. It means you are aware of a specific threat to your person. You must assess and then decide how to act and whether to raise an alrm as it were, or disengage and get the heck out of there or finally (and only if you're qualified to do so) to engage. The key is assessment!
ASSESS, ASSESS, ASSESS!
Look for a weapon or the possibility of a weapon.
Look for backup buddies out to the wings or in a vehicle.
Then...DECIDE. From the second of actual decision, you must instantly do one of two things:
ENGAGE or DISENGAGE.
I always recommend to disengage! Unless you\'re somebody trained and experienced in this kind of action.
CONDITION RED. This is quite simply, COMBAT. Slapping leather going for the draw, whatever.
Condition green invites victimization.
Condition Orange can't be maintained for very long, you'll tire quickly.
But Condition YELLOW can be maintained forever without effort. You can live, eat and sleep in Yellow. It's very easy to take somebody in condition green. It's might well be impossible to take anybody in "yellow."
When grabbed from behind: "Pinch" the skin on the inner part of the thigh (pant material is thinner here) and just twist the crap outta it!
You can try this on yourself and be aware of the sensation without maiming yourself in the process. The idea here is to make the person LET GO in a shock reaction. After that, you may have to follow up with some other strike or just haul A$$.
One more important technique!
It only works at night or in some really dark area like a parking garage, but for folks especially living behind enemy lines in a gun oppressed area get a SureFire Flashlight of at least two lithium cells in strength. Their 6P model is a fine choice but if you can afford bigger by all means, as long as you can carry it well.
The beam of one of these lights is easily enough to temporarily blind/stun an attacker when he doesn't know it's coming. They are tail switch activated and some can be had with a bezel ring adjuster that is jagged and useful as a striking weapon. I'm never without mine, even when I'm armed. Maybe especially when I'm armed.
* Take a section of newspaper and roll it up like you were going to swat a fly. Then bend it double and hold it in your fist. It should allow your fingers to close all the way around it. Where the crease appears there will be a number of small points or knobs. That is the striking surface. You'll find that the paper is now a sturdy club capable of literally splitting skulls. Whenever I walk out to the teacher's parking lot I have the front page casually rolled up and tucked under my arm. We had a teacher carjacked at gun point.
* A variation or should I say an evolution of the Kubaton is called the Kerambit. It's an innocous looking little piece of plastic that looks like it's shaped into a broad "L" shape with a hole in one end. Use it correctly and you can take anyone any size at anytime. I MAY take one of these innocous looking items with me to work if things there get any worse.
Like the newspaper club. Never realized how hard something like that was.
Got your post in an e-mail awhile back and shared it with my wife and daughter thanks for posting it. Good info for everybody.