Damian Ross has an impressive résumé. He has earned three black belts in various martial arts, placed in international competitions and worked as a bouncer, security agent and private contractor. See what he has to say about how most crimes of violence begin — and the best way to avoid them altogether.
In a natural disaster or other emergency, you are pretty much on your own. You can’t always depend on local police or fire personnel to come save the day. So as you’re preparing — purchasing supplies and gear — you should also consider taking classes in one or more of these four skill sets.
There are many great survival items we could all use — if they didn’t cost thousands of dollars. So until you win the lottery, here are some items I recommend saving up to purchase. One day, they just might save you.