Being prepared for the worst even while we anticipate the best is a necessary approach towards safety. 

Sommyincrease have selected 10 most important defense tips to keep you safe even in the most dangerous moments.

  1. Look where you’re going. Check out the gas station, ATM, 7-Eleven etc. before you pull up/go in so you don’t become part of a stickup in progress.
  2. Wake up. Turn off your iPod/iPhone etc. when out in public. Don’t jog with earphones.
  3. Maintain a Personal Comfort Zone. No stranger or hostile relation is allowed to get closer than 5 feet to you without vetting or permission. Period. If they do, attack the attacker [Brad Steiner] . Practice a relaxed, non-threatening.
  4. Just Say No. Never accept offers of help from strangers (“can I carry your packages?”). This was a favorite ruse of serial killers such as Ted Bundy. If things feel wrong, run away screaming. If you can’t run, you’ll have to fight.
  5. Walk wide around building corners. Don’t get jumped.
  6. React. Practice a high speed flinch response in the event you’re surprised by a sound, movement or touch.
  7. Watch your drink. Someone could slip a knock out drug in your cocktail. Typical abduction/rape/murder ruse.
  8. No stranger gets in your house. Ever. Even if it’s a little girl screaming to use your phone to call her daddy because her mommy’s lying in the road bleeding to death. Call 911 for her. Otherwise, you open the door and 3 mutants rush in and a horrific home invasion begins.
  9. Flat tire in a bad neighborhood? Drive on your rims. New wheels are a small price to pay for avoiding a violent car jacking.
  10. People give you a bad feeling as you walk down a street? Do you: Make eye contact? Don’t make eye contact? Look assertive? Reach for your gun? Walk down a different street.

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