10 Most Likely Ways to be Hit By a Car While on a Bicycle

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With soaring gas prices, its no wonder that more urbanites are opting for pedal power than ever before. Combine this with the following: that there are more vehicles on the road than ever before and the fact that most of our urban areas were never designed for the current volume of traffic, particularly with the […]

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How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs Permanently

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Is there a bed bug epidemic? No doubt everyone has heard of the bed bug epidemic hitting major cities across the globe in the past few years. These terrible pests have been around since ancient times, but have made a comeback in recent years for several reasons. By the 1950s, they had been almost completely […]

How to Defend Yourself in a Street Fight

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Legendary UK ex-bouncer Geoff Thompson knows a thing or two about the reality of streetfighting. When he worked the club scene in Coventry, he is reputed to have had some 300 fist fights – the majority of which ended in him knocking out his opponents, many of whom were larger. As a result of his […]

Survivorman: The Pros And Cons Of Being In A City During An Emergency

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One of the reasons I have become interested in urban survival is I am an urban city dweller and am concerned how people would behave during a massive emergency like a flood, blackout or civil unrest. To find out, I turned to survival expert Les Stroud, host of the hit television series Survivorman and author […]

How To Survive a Dog Attack

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With an estimated 39% of Americans now owning dogs, it is not surprising that dog attacks are also on the rise. Some of the most vicious dog attacks receive media attention, but most do not. And when one thinks of the potential risks to your person, such as loss of income and pain and suffering, […]

How to Jam Cell Phones

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Life in the 21st century is characterized largely by technology we have grown dependent upon. Perhaps the most ubiquitous of all tech devices are personal communication devices such as cell phones. Any new technology raises issues and with cell phones, the biggest seem to be privacy issues. The National Security Agency (NSA) in the post-9/11 […]

How To Avoid Becoming a Victim of Road Rage

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Most estimates today estimate that at least half of the drivers on the road today in North America will an issue with road rage, either being a victim of it or allowing themselves to loose control over their own emotions when they feel threatened on the road. It is like a battle zone out there: […]

Practical Self Defense

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With the popularity of MMA, there is no shortage of self defense advice – lot of it coming from practitioners of newer martial arts, like Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. While that is a great choice to study for most people, the issue is that it takes a great deal of time and discipline to become proficient at […]

Drop Any Big Guy in Three Moves

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There you are, its Friday night and you’re out on in the pubs when all of a sudden, this shady looking character approaches you to try to start a fight. You decide to high tail it out of there, but its no use – he has caught up to you outside on the street. You […]

How to Hide Valuables in Your Home

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Rising burglary and home invasion rates and greater government intrusion into our lives are some of the more popular and valid reasons one might consider hiding property or valuables from others. Also some folks facing asset seizures or hiding assets from family members. There are many good reasons for hiding money, cash and valuables. Some […]