Interview: Home on the Range Part 1

March 2, 2017

This is an interview with Ken, the owner of ISC (Indoor Shooting Company). Indoor shooting is more than just a shooting range near Tampa, it is a group of people who will care about you as a person and as a shooter.

This is the 1st of a multi-part interview.

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Sheepdog Tips\Quiz

December 25, 2016

This is from an article that is based out of material by Col. Dave Grossman and mostly from his book, "On Combat".

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Christmas Shopping List 2016

December 13, 2016

Holiday Shopping List
By Richard Liebespach

This is the time of year when lists abound; when people are thinking about turkeys and trees and family and things. It is easy at this time of year to throw a side all thoughts of your own well-being in favor of celebration and shopping. I propose that this year you add the following list to your list of shopping pleasures. 

  1. Be alert to the colors of your surroundings.
    The colors of your surroundings are the color codes of Col. Jeff Cooper. You may not be aware that you know what they are, but you are, you just don't know them by that name.
  1. White:
    You are essentially unaware of anything going on around you. Maybe you’re fatigued, distracted by some worry, or had a bit too much wine with dinner. Regardless of the excuse, you are not ready — for anything.

  2. Yellow:
    You are alert but calm and relaxed, scanning your surroundings for potential threats. You know who’s in front of you, to your sides, and behind you. You don’t think anyone will make a hostile move, but you are mentally ready in case something untoward develops. Yellow should be the “default” condition for every shopper.
  3. Orange:
    You recognize that something is out of the ordinary, and that the chances for violence are increasing. At this stage you note the positions of all potentially hostile individuals around you, as well as any weapons they may be able to use, in their hands or within their reach. You develop a plan for dealing with the potential hostiles, including identification of escape routes. In addition to being mentally ready, you are physically ready as well.
  4. Red:
    You are engaged in combat. Someone is assaulting you and you are reacting to the attack and defending yourself. You are taking immediate and decisive action to stop your opponent, or evade and get help.
  1. Park in yellow mode.
    Park next to vehicles that are the same size or smaller than your own. If you drive a larger vehicle, park so that your driver's side door is closest to the door of the store. Make sure your driver's side door is visible from the door of the store. This style of parking reduces the risk of someone surprising you while you are trying to get into your vehicle, once you are done shopping. When returning to you vehicle, if you have any passing feeling or thought of something other than joy, ask someone, anyone, to accompany you to your vehicle. (That is returning to your vehicle in Orange mode.)
  1. Walk in Yellow mode.
    Observe the people and vehicles in the parking lot between you and the door of the store. If anything looks unusual ask yourself what it is that looks unusual. Trust your intuition. It may be something worthy of your attention. Choose a path through the parking lot that will allow you to avoid vehicles that will obscure your view of the door of your vehicle. Also, avoid walking alongside of vehicles which have dark tinted windows, and do not go through groups of young people. That may sound like discrimination and that is because it is. It is wise to discriminate against situations that may do you harm. To help clarify that advise, answer this question; when was the last time you heard a group of adults looking to do harm to others? (As I ask that question, I am brought to awareness of the riots taking place in a number of our cities.) All I am asking you to do is to be circumspect in where you go and how you do it. (That is walking in Orange mode.)
  1. Shop in Yellow mode.
    At this time there are more pick pockets, purse snatchers, car and home burglaries happening then at other times of the year. Stay out of dense crowds of people, as well as crowds of dense people.  Be aware that sometimes fights start over the latest and greatest toy at the season. If you see things like that starting to form, decide what you will do if it overflows into your space. (That is shopping in Orange mode.)
  1. Celebrate in Yellow mode.
    There is a benefit to this time of year. Celebration!
    Celebration could be as simple or as elaborate as you desire. A celebration could be sharing mugs of hot chocolate with friends around a table. If your celebration takes you away from home, remember the parking and walking guidelines we discussed above. If Alcohol will be a part of your celebration, arrange for one of your party to be your designated driver. If it turns out that you do not have someone who has refrained from drinking alcohol, arrange for some alternate means of returning home. (That is celebrating in Orange mode.)

Richard Liebespach
Self-Protection Essentials
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Sexual Violence - Partner - Good Stuff - Sponsors

April 23, 2016

Take Back The Night Interview of Amanda Brennan; The value of partnering with people; Great things that are happening for me and my business; And sponsorship opportunities. After the episode, please give me feedback. Do you like what you've heard so far? Is there anything you would change? You can contact me via text or voicemail at 813-444-8258, and email at Podcast@SelfProtectionEssentials.com

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Sex Traffick - Samantha Ray interview at Take Back The Night

March 16, 2016

Samantha Ray of the Healing Root Ministries, a home for survivors of Sexual Human Trafficking. This interview was done at the event, Take Back The Night 2015. 

 
Also,
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The Gift of Fear

February 19, 2016

The Gift of Fear, by Gavin DeBecker, a book review. What other books would you like reviewed?

 

On another note, Fear is not the only good gift.
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Without a weapon, Realtors, Parking Garages and 17 year old girls - not in that order - Peter Vaka interview of me Part 1

February 19, 2016

This episode is an interview of me, by Peter Vaka of the Talking Business podcast. This episode covers my views and advice on self-protection without a Firearm. We cover things like 17 year old girls in a parking garage, real estate, Jason Bourne, O.J., circles, "...This Is Not My Parent", Thanksgiving Dinner, mindset issues and 5 seconds.

 

This episode, my 1st, along with all the others, would probably still be looking for their first air date, if not for the fine and affordable service provided by the folks at Podbean. 

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Child Safety and Height Differences - Jared Easley Interview

February 19, 2016

A discussion on Child safety and how to address the size issue of a taller attacker. This is from an interview with Jared Easley, at Podfest 2015, which was held in Tampa, FL.

At Podfest, I also met the fine people from Podbean. Immediately after meeting them I decided that they would host my podcast. I have never regreted that decision.

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Firearms and Self-Protection - Peter Vaka interviewing me - part 2

January 27, 2016

This episode is an interview of me, by Peter Vaka of the Talking Business podcast. This episode covers my views and advice on self-protection with a Firearm.

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Meet-N-Greet

January 26, 2016

This episode is an introduction to myself, my goals, my approach, announcement of some future episodes, and contact information.

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