Street Survival Tactics

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May 9, 2022 by Rick Grover - Views: 135

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Street Survival Tactics

Not all threats and physical attacks come from strangers, and they don’t always even come from human beings!  In our next article we’ll discuss what to do when you take all the appropriate precautions to lock your homes and provide security defenses, but the physical abuse comes from within your 4 walls. Stay tuned for that one.

This month’s article focuses on attacks from the non-human variety and can be equally deadly.  The recent attack of a beautiful young woman in Abbeville by 3 aggressive dogs was both brutal and senseless. What defense do we have against a pack of killer dogs that attack without provocation?

S323-1.jpgAs I firm believer in carrying firearms by a trained gun owner, that would be my first best solution, but how hard is it to dodge and defend against dogs attacking from different directions? A gun helps to defend from a longer distance and also provides noise to attract more help, but trying to hit a target moving that quick is difficult even under the best circumstances, but if you add bad weather, lack of light if attacked at night it gets much tougher. 

I have two recommendations that could be effective and are easy to conceal. A large can of hornet and wasp spray is easy to carry in a shoulder bag, or backpack and can be deadly accurate up to 25 feet. It also works effectively against multiple attackers and is not as affected by the wind as mace or other sprays. A blast of hornet spray in the eyes or mouth could quickly disable or deter an attack by man or beast and would require medical attention. A simple spray is not enough, I would soak ‘em down to get the job done, even after they back off the attack. Then escape!  Buy a can and practice using it against a head sized target hanging in a tree outside of your home. Always practice with the wind not against it. 

S323-3.jpgOther than a gun, my second choice to always carry is a tactical pen…

S323-2.jpgThe first target strike is always to the eyes whether man or beast attacks. When attacked by a dog try to wrap a coat or shirt around your weak arm and present it to the dog for the bite. When he takes the bait, strike quickly and accurately as many times to the eyes and face as possible without hitting yourself if possible. Always remember to have your thumb over the top of the pen so it doesn’t pop out when you strike. Stay off the ground at all costs, stay on your feet, scream and make as much noise as possible, which will probably not affect the dog, but it will pump you up with adrenaline that you’ll need to fight and may also attract help from others. Use any weapon you can in an attack by a dog, especially a trained one. If you have a bat, or cane that you can use, strike for the eyes/face, or try to break the legs and ribs, which will make it difficult for them to breath and move. Back away continuing to make noise and get to a safe spot where you can call for both medical help and police to protect others from a similar attack. Always be prepared to react to an unexpected attack, AND PRACTICE!!! One of my favorite sayings in Special Forces:  The more you sweat in training, the less you’ll bleed in combat!

De Oppresso Liber – We Liberate the Oppressed !

Rick ‘Pirate Hunter’ Grover strongly believes we are all in this together, and the more we learn and train, the better we will 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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