It's hard to believe that the song '1999' was popular 20 years ago as we turned the century milestone. How time does fly! Here we are in 2019 and the New Year is a good time to look back and ponder our successes, challenges, gained knowledge and new directions and bring our experience forward. As a contractor for 28 years, my goal was to protect people's investments. Damsel in Defense came into my life almost 5 years ago and I reflect on the fact that I transitioned from p
Vacation time is here whether you are staying at home, planning a road trip or camping, or going up up and away!
As you make your plans, discuss Situational Awareness with your family. Remember, criminals hide in plain sight. Police response is normally 7-11 minutes if you are home. If you are away, it can take longer. Consider having a non-lethal safety tool for that 'just in case' moment.
It is a good idea to not post vacation plans on social media including your fa
As is my habit, when I go to the gas station, I lock my van and take my keys. This morning there was a car parked at the next row of pumps, facing the opposite direction from me, his driver's door open as he stood there and watched me, talking on his cell phone. He wasn't speaking English so I had no idea if he was talking about me. It was really creepy and I continued watching him in my normal vigilant manner. I had my Pepper Spray, set to 'on', and a Kubotan on my key r
Summer is the season of fun and vacations; a time to take pause from our busy lives and get back to basics enjoying our families, friends and our beautiful planet. Whether planning a home vacation, a road trip or expanding your horizons by air or sea, it is important to always be mindful of your surroundings and personal safety and make it part of your plan for you and your family. Vacationers and tourists are equally vulnerable. Predators are proficient in spotting us and t