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Run Forest Run: Strategies For Effectively Protecting Yourself (And Your Family)

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By Mia Bolaris-Forget

While most of us (especially those of us living in suburbia) go about our daily lives (for the most part) pretty much routinely and not too worried about being victims of a crime, the thought perhaps has crossed our mind from time to time.

From locking our doors and windows to parking close to the mall entrance and avoid going anywhere alone at night or in the dark, we all take the necessary precautions to keep us safe from harm. Some of us even shrug or joke such situations off, or perhaps even play “tough”. But, in reality we never know just how we’d react if ever threatened or confronted, but according to experts, it’s best to be prepared.

· First and foremost note experts; it’s imperative to dissuade your attacker from taking you to a secondary crime scene, as most who climb into their assailant’s car are killed.

· If your attacker is armed your best bet, if he (or she) demands you get into the vehicle is literally fighting for your life, or distracting him or her enough to effectively flee, increasing your odds of survival, even if you get injured in the process.

· Make a scene. Yup, forget everything mom taught you about not making a scene in public and do everything in your power to draw attention to yourself and the situation. Yell, scream, cry, act foolish, just get people to stop, stare, and hopefully help and notify the police.

· Run for your life, if you can that is, and don’t stop until you find a crowd of people. Also as your running yell fire or something poignant that will attract attention and cause others to investigate.

· Give him (or her) what he/she wants (within reason). If it’s valuables or money your assailant is after, volunteer it graciously without putting up a stink or a fight. Remember, you can always replace your valuables, but your life is a precious commodity that can’t be replaced.

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