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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Defend Yourself: The Most Importatnt Self Defense Weapon You Must Always Carry!

The internet is filled with information about what is the best self defense weapon, There's all kinds of self defense products: mace, knives, taser, pistols and on and on. In every town there are self defense courses being taught. But here's the problem.

1. Most of these self defense weapons are illegal to carry in most cities and require continuous training to use effectively.

2. Self Defense courses are expensive and take weeks or months to learn.

So what's the answer? Well the good news is that there is a weapon that you already have on your possession that is legal everyway and that you have used many times everyday.

That weapon is your BRAIN!

The biggest problem most people have and the one that gets them in the most trouble is there don't use their brain to avoid dangerous situations. You see it everyday. Somebody so busy texting or talking on their phone that they are completely unaware of their surroundings walking into a tree or traffic. Or you hear about the person mugged coming out of a bar at three in the morning drunk and walking down a dark street or parking lot.

The military has a term called SitRep or situation awareness. Which means always being aware of what's happening around you.

When I first started traveling years ago my boss told me to behave myself, don't go out drinking alone in a strange city. Stay in the hotel, have a nice meal, maybe a couple of drinks and go to bed early. Good advice that I have always followed.

All the guns, knives, tasers in the world and black belts won't help if you're not paying attention to your surrounds! SOoooo...

1. Put away the cell phone.
2. Never walk out of a bar alone.
3. Stay sober.
3. Never park or walk in strange, dimly lit areas.
4. Never wander into bad neighborhoods.


1. Pay attention to your surroundings.
2. Travel in pairs.
3. Always give yourself an escape route.
4. If you're going to carry anything make in a loud whistle or download an alarm app and practice using it.

Stay Safe!

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