The author sets out with years of solid research and 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, (she quickly rights these misperceptions). Role-playing exercises allow you to be the predator looking for an easy home target. Meyer counters that by showing readers how to detect unwanted persons outside, and strengthen their home or apartment with retail products or DIY projects. These lessons are based on three tenets of home security: Eliminate Surprise • Deter Access • Have a Plan!
Meyer encourages each person to tap into their primal instincts and get strong, physically and mentally. She underscores the need to enhance one's intuition, an excellent tool inherited from your ancestors. In leading up to Defense, we're shown how adrenaline can affect us, and why our responses must be simple and effective.
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. Her treatment on guns for home and self defense is thoughtful, real, and articulate. The combination of personal story, images, quotes and encouragement make this a compelling read that’s been called, "a manual to live by."