12 January 2015

Probabilities vs Possibilities- Bullshit and Fairydust

The other night the wife and I stopped by the local bookstore and I figured I would get my blood pressure to spike by looking at all the gun/knife/tactikewl magazines.  The above magazine was in the front of the pack.

The best way to cause inaction, no matter what the task, is to overwhelm someone.  This is an excellent example of that.  This magazine should have been called Remote Possibilities.

Yesterday I visited with a friend who wanted my input on putting together a security program at his church.  The church is located in York PA which is not the best area.  He told me about a conversation he had with his Pastor about some things he wanted to do in reference to security.  He explained to the Pastor that personal protection and preparedness were on his mind no matter where he was or what he was doing, even at church.  I am the same way.  The two constant themes playing in the background of my mind are my faith and personal protection and preparedness.  It is not a hobby.  It is not intellectual chin rubbing. It is at the core of how I live my life.

So whether you have the same mindset or are new to the game, here are some thoughts.  Identifying and mitigating probabilities have an amazing way at reducing exposures to possibilities.

Washing your hands to prevent you from getting the common cold will reduce the chance of you getting Ebola.

You will use some good fabric bandaids more often than Quick Clot.

Making the habit of wearing gloves is preferred to having to incur hand trauma.

A quality knife designed to excel at cutting things will do an OK job when it comes to cutting people.

Concentrating on probabilities before possibilities will save you time, money, and energy as well as increase your sense of well being and chances of survival.

Let some other guy buy the Tyvek suit and gas mask instead of food and water.

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