Anarchy in the U.S.A.

One of our constitutional freedoms is the right to lawfully assemble. Unfortunately, a protest can quickly turn violent for any number of reasons. Today, Cade Courtley discusses what to do during a riot or in the aftermath of any catastrophe when lawlessness prevails.


How Do You Approach a Lunatic?

This week’s batch of reader mail addresses several threats that are currently top of mind in our country, from mass shootings to panicked crowds. In addition, you’ll discover several potent plants that provide home security, how to get your tactical pen through TSA and the best way to get all my lifesaving advice.


Avoid This Pepper Spray Nightmare

As we head into peak shopping season, public spaces will become more crowded. Throngs of people add an extra challenge to sustaining situational awareness. And as we’ve seen, mobs can be downright dangerous. Tom Lavin offers his advice on how to protect yourself in a crowd so you don’t become a victim of disastrous circumstances.​


How to Survive a Riot

There are reports of more far-right rallies planned in the coming weeks. What should you do if one of these events erupts in your town? How do you protect yourself if you suddenly find yourself surrounded by rioters? Here’s how to make sure you make it back to your home safe and alive.


Be a Sure Thing

There’s a reason for the old adage “If you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours.” And when you deal in secrets, you often have to give to get. Today, Thomas Lavin discusses how to integrate this attitude into your own life to great benefit.