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Special Agent Secrets for Street Survival

As an 18-year special agent in the military and federal government, I learned some key skills that helped me survive on the job and these same skills could help you to survive on the streets. These are not the skills you would necessarily need as a “prepper” to survive a disaster. These are more the survival skills necessary to survive whether it’s a terrorist attack while you are travelling in a foreign country or a personal disaster such as a robbery.

If you want to ensure your safety in the streets, then here are nine skills you need to have.

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(This article is best consumed in series with the prior offerings regarding Aquatic Tactics found here, here and here. ) In the previous lesson we covered the science behind the essential need for pressure-equalization when working sub-surface and ran through a series of methods to accomplish this end that required a free hand, i.e., “The Read More

I am a big advocate of self-defense training, and I highly recommend that EVERYONE has some form of self-defense instruction whether in person or via the videos offered by TRS. But, let me caution you, you could go to self-defense classes every week and feel pretty confident about yourself knowing you have the ability to Read More

Jim Webb, in his history Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America offers an interesting (if unprovable) premise on the foundations of the clannish honor, rebelliousness, and ornery combativeness of the people of early Appalachia and the Ozarks. It is a book well-worth reading and discussing (another day, perhaps.)

I carry a knife with me almost everywhere I go, and I have a variety of knives that I like. In the military and as an agent I always had a knife with me, sometimes more than one. The Air Force actually issued me the knife shown below.

(This article is best consumed in series with the prior offerings regarding Aquatic Tactics found here and here.) If we have developed the skill to swim, possess a reasonable breath-holding capacity (a comfortable one-minute is sufficient across many cultures), and have a willingness to work our aquatic tactics fully, the limiter at this point is Read More