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Street Survival Tactics

Rick “Pirate Hunter” Grover

Welcome back Street Survivors…As we enter the holiday season, I’ll be beginning a new series focused on local shops and vendors that provide many of the offensive and defensive tools we’ve discussed in these pages.

You’ll find recommendations for quality, best-priced weapons, first aid tools, communication options and improvised weapons, etc. Stay tuned.

Another horrible tragedy South of the Border in Mexico drives home the point that we must carefully choose where we travel in the world. The evil we witnessed there has crossed our border and threatened our families which is yet another reason we need that wall, along with increased vigilance to keep the drugs, gangs and human traffickers out ! There are no words to describe the pain that family must feel, but we should all learn a painful lesson about protecting our own. Situational Awareness was the one common thread running thru every interview we did in the Expert’s in the Field series, and it sure applies in this case. Anti-American threats come from every corner of the world, even from some of our so-called friends, so if you have travel plans outside of the country, do your due diligence and have a plan A, B and C in case things don’t go right. Bring security if possible, plans your routes, know where the friendly forces are including American embassies and military bases.

The government website has plenty of up-to-date information when making your plans. Their checklist includes things you might not have considered, such as reading the Travel Advisory and Alerts for the countries you will be visiting on the website. Review entry/exit requirements, visas, local laws, customs, medical care, road safety, etc.
Crisis Planning: Be Ready and make an evacuation plan that does not rely on the U.S. government. Consider buying emergency evacuation insurance. If a crisis occurs while you are abroad, check in with loved ones and update your social media status so family and friends know you are okay.

Health Precautions: Check out recommendations for vaccinations and other health considerations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO).

Money Matters: Before going abroad, notify your bank and credit card companies of your travel, and check exchange rates. For information about using cash, debit/credit cards, and ATMs overseas, read information about your destination.

As always, be prepared.

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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