So we left off with living at an apartment complex in the city and moving from your vehicle to your room. Well today we're going to add onto that with how to use your vehicle as an escape route at the apartment.
So let us begin, shall we?
So you're approaching your apartment area and you notice an individual or even a group of individuals in the surrounding area that appear to be up to no good, most of us would do like any normal reasonable people might do, which is keep an eye on them and just try to go about our day, but what happens when that doesn't work and the unthinkable happens? That now you're in a confrontation and things are going south quick?
Well, this is where you, the vehicle, and the attacker is now going to start being pieced together. Like any good plan, always have one but have the means to adjust fire. What do I mean by that? It means, never have just one idea to use. The world and your brain are your best tools at your disposal.
So before getting out of your vehicle what should you consider?
One: How many attackers are there?
Two: Do you have family or friends with you?
Three: Is it really worth the risk?
So you decide to get out of your car, before doing so be sure to look to your left, right, front, and back....full 360° sweep. Because once you're outside the car, it's GO time. So if you see the attacker making a move towards you there is a simple trick to do that'll turn your door into a battering ram. Grab the handle and place your foot on the inside of the door, open the door slightly, when the attacker is close to full swing, release the door handle and kick the door open as hard as you can while keeping your hands to catch the door if the attack shoves back.
Now at the same time that you kick the door out, be sure to get out of the vehicle as quickly as possible and move to the nearest exit route. Now if you decide to not do this technique then exit the vehicle as fast as possible and leave the door open if they are approaching from the front of the vehicle. This will create a barrier between you and them. If they are approaching from the rear, get out and button hook around the door *Keeping your keys in hand and in between your fingers*
Anything to give you a second is a valued second with the chance to fight back or to run away. However, this technique should only be used if you have to. It's best to avoid the fight if at all possible and leave the area without getting into a confrontation of any kind. That's your best chances of survival and at defense with your vehicle if unarmed and looking for the quick way out.
This completes my section about the basics of defense at an apartment complex. My next section will be moving into living in a residential neighborhood. Or as I call them, the look alike living quarters. If you wish to know more about apartment defense and surroundings please feel free to ask and I'll definitely answer it.
Until next time, stay safe, stay alert, and always carry.
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