With years of solid research, the author exposes the shocking extent of unreported crimes against people and property. She reveals 5 dangerous myths about police protection, restraining orders, and home security systems, and corrects these misperceptions with American case law. Role-playing exercises have you being the predator looking for an easy target–a home or person. She shows how to: detect unwanted persons outside, and keep bad guys out of your home or apartment. These lessons are based on three tenets of home security: Eliminate Surprise • Deter Access • Have a Plan!
Meyer reminds us of our primal instincts that dust off and reignite, both physically and mentally. She underscores the need to enhance one's intuition, an excellent tool inherited from your ancestors. We are here after all, because of the ancestors before us who made it through times of adversity.
Regarding home and self defense, she gives careful consideration to unarmed self defense, improvised weapons, pepper spray, and firearms. Whatever one chooses, proper mindset is crucial. Practice is a must. One important lesson: how adrenaline affects us, and why our responses must be simple and effective. Her treatment on guns for home and self defense is thoughtful, real, and articulate.
The combination of personal story, images, humor and encouragement make this book a compelling read that’s been called, "A manual to live by."