27 muggings in 12 minutes – the speed dating of crime

Want to get a feel for blitzkrieg muggings? Watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0ztLtpuwkM   I don’t know who in the world filmed this video, but it looks like some guy just sat at his window for the whole Brazil Olympics and videotaped the street outside.   These are almost all snatch-and-go, blitzkrieg style robberies. The BG’s… Continue reading 27 muggings in 12 minutes – the speed dating of crime

But isn’t self defense just getting revenge

There’s a fine line between defending yourself and taking revenge. Let’s try find where that line is, and figure out how to not cross it.   The 1st difference Self defense is (among others things), anything you do to improve your safety, and improve your odds of going home safely that night. Most people associate… Continue reading But isn’t self defense just getting revenge

Do you know the big 4 signs that YOU’RE ABOUT TO GET PUNCHED IN THE FACE? (+ a bonus know-you’re-going-to-get-punched sign)

PINs (pre-incident indicators), PACs (pre-attack cues), pre-assault indicators, call them what you will, they’re body language signals that someone is about to throw a punch at you.   While there are many pre-incident indicators, there are 4 big ones according to Southnarc.   Touching his face Ask a psychologist for more info about indicators of… Continue reading Do you know the big 4 signs that YOU’RE ABOUT TO GET PUNCHED IN THE FACE? (+ a bonus know-you’re-going-to-get-punched sign)

Are collapsible batons worth it?

Short answer? Maybe for some people. Are you one of them?   Collapsable batons are flashy (in that matte black way). They’re sexy-lite and there are all kinds of cool looking things you can do with them. But there’s a but …   Simple how to guide If you already know that collapsible batons are… Continue reading Are collapsible batons worth it?

Should I get a serrated or a plain edge knife?

Serrated vs plain edge? There are plenty discussions on the internet about this topic. Here's my rule of thumb: Serrated edges are better for slicing and sawing through harder materials (tree branches, seat belts etc.); plain edges are better for stabbing, clean cuts and push cuts (meat and whittling wood etc.).   I've seen serrated… Continue reading Should I get a serrated or a plain edge knife?

Common sense driving skills for safety

The saddest part about the internet is how hard it is to find good advice through all the noise. ITS Tactical has some good old common sense advice on driving skills for the civilian interested in safety. Read it now: 5 Tactical Driving Tips for the Everyday Civilian By Wyatt Knox Rarely, if ever, will… Continue reading Common sense driving skills for safety

There is no safety

There is no such thing as safety. It is an illusion. You may be safe at any given time, or you may not. But safety, as a concept, doesn't exist. A video everyone should watch to remind them there's no difference between you and the people who get stabbed in these videos. What actions are… Continue reading There is no safety

Can you save your own life? Fitness edition

Are you fit enough to save your own life? What about the lives of your family? Mark's Daily Apple has a nice definition of being competent (in terms of fitness): "the ability to save your own life in an immediate (however rare) crisis should be the absolute baseline for general competency"   While general definitions are… Continue reading Can you save your own life? Fitness edition

Can you save your own life? First aid edition

Protests are on the rise where I live. It seems to be getting worse (and no, I don't think it's just increased media coverage). Grazes, cut and scrapes don't worry me too much, but gunshot and stab wounds do.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po2iLU4Ur9w   It doesn't matter how long the ambulance takes - if you get injured,… Continue reading Can you save your own life? First aid edition