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25 Must-learn safety tips to get out of a life-threatening situation

Every time you ignore your surroundings, you’re making yourself an easy target for thieves and other attackers. Be alert and follow the 25 tips detailed below to ensure your safety – whether you’re at home or on your way to work. (h/t to

Be alert.

To avoid being targeted by thieves and attackers, practice situational awareness, or the habit of understanding and identifying potential threats to your safety. Take measures to ensure that you have access to escape routes in enclosed areas like the mall or at a restaurant. Keep an eye out for people who are acting suspiciously, especially if you notice someone who seems to be following you. (Related: Prepping 101: What is situational awareness and why is it crucial for your personal safety?)

Learn basic self-defense techniques.

Learning basic self-defense techniques gives you a chance of escaping when faced with an attacker. Krav Maga, which is based on real-life situations, is an ideal self-defense fighting system.

Don’t use your phone while you’re outdoors.

Wait until you’re safely indoors before you start using your phone. The last thing you want to do is distract yourself when someone is attempting to steal from your bag.

Avoid listening to music on your commute.

If you need to listen to music while commuting, use just one earbud and keep the volume low.

Be confident.

Presenting yourself as confident and alert will deter attackers from targeting you since they prefer people who seem distracted or weak.

Keep your keys in your hand.

Before you leave your office, take out your keys and carry them in different fingers to form a makeshift weapon. If a thief attacks you, wield your key-claws to strike.    “READ MORE…”

One Comment

  1. Methos Methos September 10, 2019

    Situational awareness can prevent a myriad of problems.

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