Hello my friend and welcome back! In today’s post we are going to look at securing your property and the importance of using ever possible advantage you can get. The last thing you want is to come up short when it counts so grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit.
With everything going on in the world today and here at home in America, security is at the forefront of people’s minds. We all understand the need to prepare, so we do not become a victim of violence in the world today. Whether it’s on the street or at your home, you need to be sure that you will always have what you will need to protect yourself. This will be especially true when SHTF hits.
Let’s start with your work place if you don’t work at home. Many businesses have some pretty heavy-duty restrictions about what you can carry on you while at work. I work for a University and believe me, these people consider a hang nail as a deadly weapon. Taking steps to be sure you can protect yourself if the worst were to happen is a challenge to say the least. Having said that, let me offer a few ideas which may help you skirt these rules and keep yourself safe.
During an “Active Shooter” or so called “work place violence” attack, every minute will count so you will need to act fast. Depending on the circumstances and the number of terrorist involved, your best option may be to just hide until you can figure the best course of action. There is nothing wrong with hiding, if you don’t feel that you are capable of attacking back. In this case, it would probably be best to stay out-of-the-way of those who can fight back.
So, how do you fight back when you’re not allowed to have weapons on the premises? There are many items you can use to protect yourself if you plan ahead. Tactical ink pens are one good way and are allowed pretty much anywhere, except possibly on a plane. They are inexpensive and are designed to allow you to strike a person in the side of the head, or in the eyes for openers. You can even use them to write with if you need to.
Another good weapon which could be used is the metal expandable baton. Many Security personnel use these and they are very effective against attackers if you know how to use them. The important thing is that they are allowed just about anywhere including most University campuses. When added to your other items you could have a fighting chance.
Whether you are skilled in combat or not, a neck knife hidden under your shirt is always a great addition to your personal security items. Because it is hidden, it gives you the advantage of surprise and can be deadly when used properly. While not all places allow it, concealed carry is always your best option if it’s available.
But what if you are not at work, but on the road instead? Besides the weapons mentioned above, what else is available for defense? If you are in a parking lot and have your keys with you then sound the panic alarm on your key ring if you have one. Use your key as a weapon by placing it between your fingers and stabbing at the attackers face with it. If you are battle trained you may want to keep a fixed blade knife someplace where you can grab it quickly. Anytime you can surprise your attacker, regardless of the situation, you will for at least a few seconds have the upper hand. Don’t waste the opportunity when it presents itself. Most of us have our homes and retreat property surrounded with electrical and electronic gadgets that warn us if someone tries to enter protected areas. Booby-traps are another way of securing your property, just be aware that children and adults could accidentally fall prey to them. Teach any children and adults who have access to your property where they are and how to avoid them.
Oddly enough, many people don’t really consider keeping dogs because of their upkeep. As an ex-law enforcement officer, I can personally tell you that they value of having medium to large size dogs, both inside and outside your home or retreat cannot be over emphasized. They have saved many lives and can hear and smell things and people long before a human can.
There is just so much more I want to cover in this post however, I’m afraid I am out of room for today. If you have any suggestions that you would like to share with our readers, please add them in the comments below for other readers and myself to read. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!