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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:21 am 
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This sounds Interesting:

http://www.socialchaossurvivalguide.com/

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When you think about "self defense", you probably
think about punching and kicking skills... firearms
training... edged weapons... etc.
But violence comes in many forms.

And there's one area that most people don't even
consider preparing for, and it's a HUGE mistake!

For example, what if you were:

* Attacked by a crowd of people at a demonstration?

* Being chased by a driver on the highway who
you mistakenly cut off and he's trying to run you
down?


* Targeted by a violent gang out looking for a thrill?

True story.. in New Mexico, gangs initiated new
members by driving around with their lights off.

The first oncoming car that flashed its lights as a
"friendly heads up" would become the "target car".
The gang would circle around and the new member's
role was to shoot at the car... no matter WHO was
in it!

These are very real scenarios that you MUST prepare
for!

For this reason, you need to include "evasive driving"
in your survival plan.


Now that DOESN'T mean you have to have a fast car
and go to bodyguard school.

In fact, here are 4 tips you can master right now for
evasive driving skills when you're being chased by
a car full of attackers:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:22 am 
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1. "Speed" is not necessarily your friend.

The one who survives a high speed car chase isn't
usually the fastest, it's the one who doesn't crash.

Watch those idiots being chased by police on shows
like "Cops" and those crazy "caught on video" shows
and you'll see that all the police have to do is follow
the perp until he wraps himself around a telephone
pole and then put the cuffs on him.

In a chase, try not to travel over 65mph to make
sure you can handle your car effectively on the turn
of a dime.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:23 am 
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2. Turn when they can't.

Rather than try to outrun someone, let them get
close enough to you and then take a quick, last
minute turn in a different direction.

Action is faster than reaction and if they're behind
you, they won't be able to respond in time to take the
same turn you just did. They'll either crash or have to
back up to follow you and by then, you'll be long gone.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:25 am 
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3. If on a highway, take a 4-lane exit.

If you're being chased by someone on the highway,
identify an upcoming exit and move to the far LEFT
lane.


With your pursuer close behind you, make sure you
have clearance and at the last minute, shoot across
all 4 lanes to barely make your exit.

It will be
difficult for them to back up, especially in the left
lane against traffic, to follow you.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:26 am 
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4. Distract the driver.

If you're driving at night, reach under your seat and
pull out a 2- to 5,000,000 candlepower spotlight.
[NOTE: Jeff brought this up on last year's Home
Invasion call. Did you go out and get a spotlight back
then? You can get them from any boating or auto
store.]

Shine it behind you at the driver and you'll instantly
blind him. He'll likely stop the car out of sheer panic
of crashing (which he may do).

These are just a few of the tricks you can use to
escape from someone while you're in your vehicle.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:29 am 
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For even "sneakier" advice, there's a whole section
on "survival driving" in my new survival book and
audio program I've just released...


http://www.socialchaossurvivalguide.com/

Might be a good investment.

Anyone reading this ever had any experience on being chased on the highway?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:35 am 
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Here are 3 of the "weirder" items most people
might not think about carrying (taken straight
from the Guide):

1. Mini-Prybar.

The number of uses for a pry-bar are endless.

The model the author carries is the "Exhumer 8"
from Dead On Tools.

If you're on the run or bugging out, you can use
it for breaching obstacles, gaining entrance to a
door or even getting out of a trapped car.

Wrap it in 550 paracord and it's a beast of a self
defense tool as both ends are brutally sharp and
will seriously jack someone up!

2. Universal Handcuff Key

As controversial as it may seem to some, you DO
want to be able to escape from handcuffs if you
need to.

There are plastic keys now that fit nearly all (or all)
handcuffs universally and take up no room at all.

The "Social Chaos Survival Guide" suggests the
one from Magna Light and Jeff has sewn his pants
tag partially closed so it creates a snug pocket
to hide this key.

If you're ever handcuffed behind your back (as
in say a home invasion, hostage situation, etc.),
you can easily get the key and unlock yourself or
hand it off to someone else to unlock you.

3. Security Officer's Badge

The thing about thugs is that they know that the
stakes are much higher if they attack a police
officer.

Now, I'm not saying to impersonate an officer,
but let's say you get trapped in a riot as a result
of a demonstration that went horribly wrong.

Assuming that police aren't the target of the
demonstrators, having a badge that looks like an
officer's badge could ward off attackers who think
you're just another easy mark as they rampage
through the area.

You'd just take out the badge and tell them to
"Back off! Just go your way and I'll go mine and
neither of us need to make this an issue. Got it?"
and then back out to safety as you assume their
agreement.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:45 am 
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Van Canna wrote:
Here are 3 of the "weirder" items most people
might not think about carrying (taken straight
from the Guide):

1. Mini-Prybar.


Not the exact same model, but... have one... wrapped in para-cord too.

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2. Universal Handcuff Key


We've had "spare" ones around for years... hidden in strategic places at home and on person.

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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! :mrgreen: At least I can laugh now... it wasn't funny then... I think my Daddy passed away without ever "un-grounding" me! :oops:

On a related note: Interesting "driving"... check out the Silver State Challenge in Nevada sometime...


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