Safety in Both Jungle and Urban Jungle
I want to ask about safety... in both the field, the jungle, and in the urban jungle.
Just this past weekend in Santa Cruz, CA, I was attacked by some very large thug. He was at least 12 inches taller than me and muscular, yet hard to tell more as he was in all dark clothes and a bit baggy.
I was lucky, my angels must have been with me. I was able to get away and to a populated area yet I wonder if anyone would have helped if that occurred in the populated area.
That gave me a strong taste of reality of what is going on in California, even in the pretty and affluent areas like Santa Cruz; the happiest, and "highest" place in the state.
My question is what do you recommend to keep safe?
Stan you have been around the world a few times and in dangerous places -- esp. the U.S. When you cannot just walk away, run away, or need to defend loved ones what do you recommend we learn, or have in had learn how to use that object???
In the field finding treasures and valuable objects or in a city and having just what we have there are low-lifes that could come around.
Some may settle for valuables and go but there is more and more sick ones out there looking to hurt people.
So, lets go on the assumption of no escape and they want more than material valuables and it is no choice... do or die survival. Would do or have you learned and used to preserve your life in that case?
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and recommendations,.
Stan's response: Thanks for this posting Jim. You concerns are very real and well-founded. In fact, these problems are becoming a bigger and growing problem around the world.
Due to your observations and similar comments from many other of our subscribers, I have decided to launch a new website about survival and being prepared for disasters, threats and upcoming events.
The new website will address survival and preparedness in the city, out in the country and also in foreign lands. Our focus will continue to be on explorers, gold prospectors, treasure hunters and adventure travelers.
I will be announcing this new launch in less than 2 weeks from now.
Please stay tuned...