I’m back at it again peeps, ready to spit more knowledge for ya. I’d like to jump back into self-defense after last week’s break. So far we have gone over the 3 Second Take Down, and how to defend against a gun or knife attack.
There is only one downfall to these methods… not all attackers are human. I know a lot of my readers either live off the land, or at least hunt as often as possible, so I thought this post was absolutely necessary.
Most of you know that not all animals are warm and cuddly creatures. Some are downright vicious… approach them the wrong way, and you could end up being a nice 3 course meal (instead of the 3 course meal you were going to make them!)
Some might disagree with me. I’ve had many folks come up to me saying animals need a chance, and we shouldn’t fear them. “Jules, what about their rights?”
Well snowflake, when a Grizzly Bear is 5 feet from you, smoke coming out of its nose and something that looks like blood dripping from its mouth… I think the so called “chance” you want to give them is already over. Please, don’t make me puke with that nonsense.
These creatures are much different than us. When a person is attacking you, they usually aren’t 1,000 Lbs with claws that can rip open a big rig tank.
You need to be prepared every time you go into the woods, because the police aren’t going to be able to help you, nor will anyone hear you cry for help.
When faced with a possible large animal attack, remember the following:
• Keep your distance. Nothing says “I’m a threat” more to a wild animal than getting to close to it.
• Do not run, as this will trigger an attack response. Animals perceive fear as weakness. Showing fear by running instantly shows them you are an easy meal. So never, EVER, turn your back on the animal.
• Never lose your footing. If you end up on the ground, you may be done for. In this instance, find whatever you can to fight back.
• Banging together pots and pans, or other loud noises can scare away large predators. If you don’t have anything to make noise, wave your arms in the air and scream as loud as possible. Remember, animals can be scared off too, so don’t forget to stand your ground and make some noise!
• Stand your ground. For animals, such as cougars and mountain lions, appearing larger than them will scare it off. This makes standing your ground even more important.
I can’t tell you how many times these simple tips have saved my life. Many people I know, including great friends, have been severely injured out in the woods because they didn’t follow the most effective methods to escape an enraged animal.
By following the techniques I have laid out for you today, you can ensure your safety at home or when camping. Remember, survival is the ultimate goal, so if you have to put the attacker down, don’t think twice.
I know my friends on the left won’t like this kind of talk, but as a fellow survivalist, it is my duty to make sure you and your family stay safe when enjoying our beautiful outdoors.
Defend, Survive, and Prosper!
~ Jules Courtney
PS – I can’t emphasize enough how important these past few posts have been! If you skipped any, I HIGHLY encourage you to go back and read each one. Dangers lurk anywhere and everywhere, so make sure you are prepared!
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