The harsh truth about achieving safety (and just about everything else in life)

This post is about one of the hardest things you can do in life. It's about overcoming momentum.   Here’s the thing about situational awareness, or paying attention to your surroundings. You can post about how you’re always in “condition yellow” at your favourite forum all you want. You can read up on all the… Continue reading The harsh truth about achieving safety (and just about everything else in life)

The 3 behaviours that make a Bad Guy stand out

Bad Guys give themselves away. This is what helps us spot them. No need to read minds or be clairvoyant – the BG’s will tell you who they are. And most importantly, they do this BEFORE they attack you.   Breaking news – Bad Guys behave differently to Good Guys. And why it’s easy to… Continue reading The 3 behaviours that make a Bad Guy stand out

What’s happiness got to do with safety anyway?

She was driving me absolutely fucking bonkers. I was trying to get to sleep and my little daughter was not sleeping. Actually she was wide the heck awake. She was jabbering on about her toy pony. Then asking me to make another warm bottle for her. Then she wants to help with the bottle, doing… Continue reading What’s happiness got to do with safety anyway?

Pay attention all the time is bullshit – how to relax and still be safe

Once you’ve been in the “gun community” for a little while you’ll hear somebody tell you that you have to be in “condition yellow” all the time. Well, I think that’s bullshit. You do not have to pay attention all the time to be safe – if you know when it’s needed you can relax… Continue reading Pay attention all the time is bullshit – how to relax and still be safe

“Pay attention to your surroundings” is bullshit

So just above this is a picture of your surroundings (let’s pretend you’re standing here). I want you to pay attention to this picture (your “surroundings”). Ok, now that you’ve done that are you any more enlightened as to who might mug you? Or stab you? What does a Bad Guy look like? How does… Continue reading “Pay attention to your surroundings” is bullshit

It was a split second decision – I shot him

You walk up to your car with a trolley full of groceries, stuff to clean the mildew from your shower and your kids throwing green snot at each other. You leave the trolley next to the car while you put the kids into the car, get grabbed by the shoulder and spun around and see… Continue reading It was a split second decision – I shot him