Van Canna wrote:
Here are 3 of the "weirder" items most people
might not think about carrying (taken straight
from the Guide):
Not the exact same model, but... have one... wrapped in para-cord too.
2. Universal Handcuff Key
We've had "spare" ones around for years... hidden in strategic places at home and on person.
3. Security Officer's Badge
The "Security Officer's Badges" that I've gotten (when working security) have always been obviously NOT LEO badges and almost every company that I've talked with requires proof that you're actually a security officer in order to buy one.
HOWEVER, there is available a "Concealed Carry" badge that really
looks nice. Unless someone takes the time to scrutinize it, they won't know the difference. Also, there isn't as much of a chance of being accused of "impersonating" when it clearly says "Concealed Carry" (or something along those lines) on it. In general the concept under this section is valid. A lot of "bad guys" don't want to deal with going after a cop. OTOH, my experiences over the last few years have kind of changed my opinion on this. I've run into plenty of thugs who actually target cops. Sometimes it seems like it's because they hate cops so much, other times it seems like it's because they get some street cred or status out of it. Either way, not a good thing.
Finally, we have various high-powered spot-lights both in the house and in the cars. In the past, those have been worth their proverbial weight!
I was a rather wild youthful driver... After I'd cracked up a few cars, my Momma insisted that I take a series of courses that started out with a "Defensive Driving" course, went through the courses for emergency & police officer driving techniques and ended with high-speed road racing. Besides opening my eyes, they were fun! I plan on having my son take courses like that in addition to the "driver's ed" that most kids take.
Then again... on one youthful "hell-raising" night I out-drove and out-ran cops from two towns and the local county sheriffs office where I grew up in the South. My parents were greeted with a visit the next morning from an officer. Not because they caught me, but because one of them recognized my car! They even told my Dad that I had a driving career! LOL!
At least I can laugh now... it wasn't funny then... I think my Daddy passed away without ever "un-grounding" me!
On a related note: Interesting "driving"... check out the Silver State Challenge in Nevada sometime...