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A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to talk with Alex Fox who runs The Capable Civilian Podcast to talk about our book, Left of Bang: How the Marine Corps Combat Hunter Program Can Save Your Life, to show how civilians can ensure their own safety in this increasingly dangerous world. I really enjoyed this conversation and we talked about a broad range of issues to include the creation of the Combat Hunter program, what situation awareness is, how to read behavior, why you should stop looking for “threats,” why you can trust your instincts and how you can develop them.
If you are looking to dig a little deeper into any of the topics we discussed, here are a few articles that expand on what we talked about.
- The transition from the “6 Domains Of Behavior” written about in Left of Bang and the “4 Pillars of Behavior” we teach now was because of feedback from students and practitioners. Read more about that here.
- Gavin De Becker’s great book, The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence.
- The discussion towards the end about recognizing criminals in a mall food court in a foreign country and the application of those observations here at home. Watch the video here.
- The role that the community plays in stopping attacks left of bang by being the way to prevent a person from making the decision to kill others. Read about our community initiative here.