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on November 9, 2013
Perhaps a good reason to read this little book is to think about these desperate "weapons" and how poorly this may go. It is about hand to hand combat that is mostly bound to go poorly.
Very poorly -- unless you go over this and realize you should be much better prepared, and not rely on finding a handy broom or wrench to save your life.
Better to arrange some precautions so you will not be in this situation. Yes, out in a car you might want to put a small bat (and ball)- or a screw driver, or golf club just in case. But out walking none of these things will be available. And at home ---- no excuse for needing this.
At home -- do prepare. Drill a quarter inch hole in the floor inside exterior doors about a foot from the open edge for a phillips screw driver - even a broken dead bolt will not matter as the door flops and will not open. Make a loop of nylon strap to go around the knob of the bedroom door, fastened to the frame with a three inch screw and washer -- easy out, very hard and noisy to get in. A safe room for $5.
For any extreme like personal combat have a pocket knife-- a special one, not seen, like Spyderco delica a 2.9 inch blade that locks. Then a panic response to being in a choke hold just may save your life. Have a cop flashlight with 5 or 6 D cells - a club and a light. And a .12 ga shotgun -- double barrel so you can load peas or rock salt in one barrel to scare away, have a great club, and be the winner for sure. Just never, as described in this book 'preppers Undergroun Guide'---be in a fight with an intruder using a bar or soap and a wood spoon. Just don't.