“Always Be Prepared.” It’s not just good advice for Boy Scouts; it’s good advice for everyone. But what, exactly, does it mean to be prepared? Many people have the desire to take their preparedness and protection into their own hands.
The ability to do this properly has a lot of moving parts. It can include the use of lethal and less-than-lethal force—such as a firearm, pepper spray, or martial arts—and the skills to respond to worst-case scenarios—like being able to render first aid.
Ideally, we strive to never be in those scenarios. No one wants to be put in a situation where they might be a victim and have to cause bodily harm to someone else in order to protect oneself. (Notice that I said oneself and not one’s stuff. Your personal belongings aren’t worth fighting over. They can be replaced. Your life cannot.)
Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world full of perfect people and perfect places. Sometimes, we find ourselves in places where we’re more likely to be victimized.
“Well, just don’t go to those places,” some might say. Sure, we know it’s not wise to walk down dark alleys alone, but it’s not always that easy to spot a location where trouble could crop up.
We’re going to take a look at five places where you might not expect trouble, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take precautions and shouldn’t be prepared to deal with it should the need arise. To do this, we’ve enlisted the help of the Pro-Staff from Shoot Like A Girl, Inc.
Shoot Like A Girl is an organization that empowers women in the hunting and shooting industries. Members of the Pro-Staff include hunters, competitive shooters, firearms instructors, and more. In just 10 years, more than 18,000 women have participated in their programs.