Author Archives: Evan

Next Carry Permit Class, 3/24/2013

I’ll be teaching a Carry Permit class on Sunday, March 24th in Burnsville, MN.  Details of the class and a registration form are here.  If you are interested in getting your permit or will be renewing soon, come sign up… Continue reading

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Safety tip – lock up your purse at work

Another safety tip over on my business website:

Ladies. Secure your purses at work.

Most women carry a purse which contains a wallet, makeup, contact lens supplies, “feminine products” and sometimes other myriad life supplies. When they go to work, most simply find a discrete place to tuck it away since it’s too awkward to carry it around with them everywhere.

If you are one of these women, even if you work in a private company with controlled access and you implicitly trust your coworkers, you should consider taking extra steps to secure the… Continue reading

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Pistol Magazine Loader That Sells Itself

Having trouble loading your handgun magazines? Try this loader that many people have discovered makes the task a breeze, the UpLULA.

The UpLULA Universal Pistol Mag Loader

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Secure Common Entrances Aren’t That Secure

Do you live in a multi-tenant building such as an apartment or a dorm/residence hall with common entries?  You should consider that you secured entry ways probably aren’t as secure as you think.  Read on over at my other site

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Safety Tip: Don’t be too flashy with your cash

Details over on Personally Safe LLC.

Dos Equis Man Meme stating: I don't always whip out cash in public. But when I do, I try not to look too wealthy.

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Next Refuse to be a Victim class

My next Refuse To Be A Victim class will be on Wednesday evening February 13, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm. This one will be oriented specifically to independent teens and young adults.  Parents and guardians with children going out on their own may want to enroll them or attend with them.

More info here:
Refuse To Be A Victim logoAre your kids spending more time on their own now that they or their friends can drive? Are… Continue reading

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WHEN do you fire employees?

Over on my other site, I’ve got a safety tip post titled Businesses…be mindful of WHEN you fire someone.

Go ahead and subscribe to my feed over there for more of these in the future… Continue reading

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Road raging driver after you?

Over on my other site, I take a look at a recent, local road rage incident in which a woman got hurt.  I reflect on her decisions and what she might have done to escape the situation safely.

Summary?  A few rules for improving your outcome as a victim of a road ranger include:

  • Drive away if you can
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Twin Cities Refuse To Be A Victim Seminar

On Saturday, June 30th, 2012, I’ll be conducting a Refuse To Be A Victim® seminar at the Base Camp classroom near Fort Snelling. It’s located near the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. So it shouldn’t be too hard to get to for anyone in the Twin Cities metro area.

I’ve done some teaching over the past couple years, but mostly of it has been informal. I’ve finally gotten my act together, set up a training organization called Personally Safe LLC, and will be running… Continue reading

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MN Violent Crime News Feed

For several years, I’ve been using Yahoo!’s Pipes to aggregate news from all over Minnesota and then filter it down to stories that have words and phrases commonly associated with violent crime.

Last month my Pipe stopped working. I managed to figure out why and fix it this weekend. In the process, I added many, many new news providers to the Pipe. I figured it’d be worth sharing with others.

To subscribe point your News Reader to this URL:
http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.run?_id=3LNk6RH13BG7doXO6UjTQA&_render=rss.

To see the Pipe’s definition itself go here:
http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=3LNk6RH13BG7doXO6UjTQA

Hopefully someone… Continue reading

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