3 ways lock picking can save your life (and all you need is paperclips)

So your work building has caught fire, and all the exit doors have raging fires in the way. The only escape is through a door that’s locked – and no one has a key. What are your options?

There is no virtue (and no safety) in being weak

There is no virtue in being good if you’re not able to do bad. Good is only good when it’s a choice (i.e. you have the option and ability to do bad, but you choose otherwise). Being a weak ineffectual Read More …

Urban E&E essentials – Defeating walls, wire and locks

Self defense is more than fighting skills. It can involve a, shall we say, interesting mix of abilities. When you’re looking at Rule # 1 “I don’t care, I’m going home” then you start to realise there are a wide Read More …

There is no safety

There is no such thing as safety. It is an illusion. You may be safe at any given time, or you may not. But safety, as a concept, doesn’t exist. A video everyone should watch to remind them there’s no Read More …

How long does it take a criminal to find a victim?

I’ve written about the criminal Interview and Positionings before. But the problem is that writing about it makes it sounds slow and meticulous. Here’s an example to show you that the Interview and getting into Position can be carried out Read More …

For child safety TheMamaBearEffect gets 2 thumbs up!

Finally! Someone who teaches how to keep children safe – in a way that will actually help! I’m incredibly happy I found themamabeareffect.org. None of this “Don’t talk to stangers” feel-good rubbish that everyone else regurgitates. Themamabeareffect has a no-bullshit-allowed attitude Read More …

Gun control works!

More people are committing crimes with guns. Yay for gun control!   http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-39578500   Oh, and more people are committing crimes with knives and by attacking people with acids as well.  

The best article on avoiding rape?

If you are female, then you need to read Marc MacYoung’s article on Rape Avoidance. This is not a complete how-to guide, but it is the single best article in existence when it comes to avoiding rape.