How to avoid trouble outdoors?
You might have messed up with someone and you think he's coming for you. Or let us just say that you are prone to get into trouble. Or maybe you're just paranoid. Nowhere is safe but don't get into harm's way.
More Personal Safety Tips
- The Police Notebook
The Police Notebook - Law Enforcement Internet site to promote safety and crime prevention information.
Avoiding the Encounter
1. Plan your day.
- It is easy to fall into dire consequences when you fail to plan. Make a schedule of your day to day duties. Familiarize it. List important priorities. Go into detail if necessary. Don't walk out without a concrete plan of your day. Most importanly, stick to the plan.
2. Keep yourself active and alert.
- I'm talking about personal health. "Sleep early" does not mean 2 o'clock in the morning. Don't skip your breakfast. Wear decent comfortable clothing.
3. Stay out of trouble.
- Don't drop by somewhere unless it's part of your day. Wear your smile. Be positive. Do not provoke someone to get angry. Be agreeable yet not compromising. Say please, thank you and your welcome.
4. Let someone know your whereabouts.
- That someone could be your parents, bestfriend, brother or sister, or anyone you would trust your life to. Memorize emergency numbers. Always bring your ID and ED (Emergency Devices) with you.
About to Encounter
1. Know your surroundings.
- Don't walk through unfamiliar places. Familiarize entrance and exits. Don't keep out of reach of people.
2. Plan your escape.
- Don't fear. Don't fret. Don't freak out. Talk your way out. Watch your back. Make use of natural features in the surrounding.
3. Be ready to defend yourself.
- Talk. Scream. Use your knuckles, knees, and knowledge. Don't get knockedout. You can run. You can hide.
After the Encounter
1. Go straight to authorities.
- Trust the police. Let them make the records. Let them drive you home. Call people you trust.
2. Keep yourself with company.
- Stay with your family members if possible. Hire a security if you can afford. Invite friends to come with you. Feel safe.