I began to be very concerned about personal safety (for pretty much the first time) after I frequented Ferfal's Surviving In Argentina blog. He discusses how dramatically and quickly crime becomes the most troubling aspect of a post-collapse lifestyle.
I'm going to share with you the things I marked up in the book. Much of the book is stories that teach, but most of what I've marked is easily transferable here. The following are direct quotes.
- One way to reduce risk is to learn what risk looks like.
- Dark humor is a common way to communicate true concern without the risk of feeling silly afterward.
- The messengers of intuition are, in reverse order or urgency: nagging feelings, persisten thoughts, humor, wonder, anxiety, curiosity, hunches, gut feelings, doubt, hesitation, suspicion, apprehension, and fear.
- when hiring someone [or choosing a survival group, etc] the goal should be to disqualify poor applicants rather than qualify good applicants. Those who are good will qualify themselves.
- respect the value of avoidance and prevention
- Most people killed by teenagers are known to them, but about 1 in 5 is a stranger killed during a robbery, either because the teenager panicked or because of peer pressure. Murder is most likely to occur when two or more juveniles jointly commit a crime... 75% of homicides by young people occur when they are high or drunk.
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