We live in a world where a terrorist attack or a mass shooting could happen anytime, anywhere. Making preparations to ensure the safety and survivability of you and your family is essential. I’ll tell you where to start, and I’ll share my most important safety tip – one that could very well save your life.
Never put all your eggs in one basket.
This is something I already knew well from working at the agency. You never put all of your important equipment or gear in one place, because what if something goes wrong? Or in the case of my rental property, what if your house burns down and you lose everything?
So being that it’s the new year, I want to help you diversify some of your supplies so you are prepared for the unexpected. As the saying goes, prepare for the worst and hope for the best.
I was blessed to have some very good training while with the CIA, including terrorist response training.
This training involved scenarios, role players, a red man suit (a sturdy safety suit used in defense training), and “simmunitions” (similar to airsoft), to name a few things.
Today, I am going to share with you some of the principles I learned for you to use in your day-to-day life.
According to FBI statistics, there are over 2 million home burglaries a year. This equates to one burglary every 13 seconds.
The FBI statistics also show that one in three homes without a security system will fall victim to a burglary. Compare this with those homes with a security system and the rate falls dramatically, to about one in 250.
With a month of summer left, many folks still have vacations that are coming up. A lot of us will go to the beach, and some of us will end up taking a dream holiday overseas. And while packing for Myrtle, Nags Head, or Ocean City is quite easy, there’s more you want to take into consideration when leaving the U.S.
So whether you’re headed overseas this year or a few years from now, here’s a list of items you may want to consider adding to your packing list.
You don’t have to turn your house into Fort Knox to secure the safety of your property and your family…
You just have to put in a bit more effort than everyone else in your neighborhood.
And as Jason Hanson, former CIA officer and security specialist, writes in today’s email update, this isn’t too difficult to do, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune, either.