Commentary, Editorial

Street Survival Tactics

Rick “Pirate Hunter” Grover


Are you paying attention to what’s going on in Texas, Florida and other states affected by these killer storms ?  If you weren’t affected by these storms, do you know anyone, family or friend that was directly impacted ? What is their life like now ? What are their challenges and fears that didn’t exist only a couple weeks ago ?  None of us can know what’s just around the corner that could change our lives in a moment’s notice ? We train so we can be as prepared as possible for the unexpected and not frozen like a deer in the headlights when split second decisions make the difference between life and death !

In my personal experience, my wife and I along with our young family were rendered completely homeless with a total loss of our home and almost 100% of our Earthly possessions thanks to the devastation known as Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Neighbors became armed teammates as we circled the wagons and put our backs together to take on any threats from vandals, aggressors, stray dogs and even snakes and alligators that moved inland from the Florida Everglades.  Food and water were shared, as well as clothing and transportation.  Communications were almost non-existent as cell towers and phone lines were mostly useless. Medical emergencies and first aid had to be handled by anyone with a minimal knowledge or just the first person on the scene.  Power lines were down and posed their own hazards as well as trees and debris across the roads limiting travel. Flooding was a minor issue in that storm, nothing like they are experiencing and surviving from Harvey.

The tools you learn for survival, protection, defense, driving skills, medical emergencies, and communication all come into play when your life changes in a heartbeat.  That, is why we train Street Survivors and that is why we run to the rescue of those that need us, even if it’s toward the danger not away from it.  This should give you a small glimpse of what our First Responders, police, fire and emergency medical techs can face every day they go to work.  Maybe that will help you appreciate them a little more.  This should also strengthen your resolve and emphasize the need for having skills of your own to help your family, friends and neighbors when the defecation hits the ventilation !

Don’t be a victim…be a Street Survivor !

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Rick ‘Pirate Hunter’ Grover strongly believes we’re all in this together, and the more we learn and train, the better we’ll be prepared for any eventuality. This makes all of us part of an amazing neighborhood team of American Patriots. God Bless America !  ♦

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