Using Your Environment to Prevail

Handbook: Using Your Environment to Prevail

Knowing your surroundings—and how to make use of them—can help you survive a criminal encounter.

Controlling Your Fear

Sheriff Jim reminds us that failing to plan is planning to fail.

What Do You Do?

Dealing with the little curve balls life sends your way is much easier if you've planned ahead.

Act Decisively

Having a plan is part of being prepared. Being able to put that plan into action and see it through to a satisfactory conclusion is key to surviving unpleasant encounters.

Does Your Safe Room Have an Emergency Exit?

A safe room in your house is vital, but so is a plan to escape from it should the situation warrant.


Planning for self-defense goes beyond owning a firearm and knowing how to use it.

Keep Your Eyes Open

Do you create a flexible defensive plan everywhere you go?


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