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Spotting Danger Before It Spots You

Build Situational Awareness to Stay Safe

Gary Dean Quesenberry, Dave Grossman (Foreword by)


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Spotting danger before it happens is a skill that can be developed and may even save your life.

Understand the threat Build situational awareness Develop personal defenses

A mother dropping her teenager off at the mall, a young man leaving home for college, a family about to head out on their first trip overseas. What do all of these people have in common? They all have a vested interest in their personal security and the wellbeing of those they love. According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report, there were an estimated 1.25 million violent crimes committed in the United States in 2018.

Make no mistake; in a world filled with crime and violence, you are your own last line of defense.

Continuing on the path of The Gift of Fear (Gavin deBecker), Spotting Danger Before It Spots You, author Gary Quesenberry breaks down the basic techniques necessary to help you develop good situational awareness and increase your levels of personal safety. Gary calls upon his extensive background as a Federal Air Marshal and defensive tactics instructor to explain these methods in simple terms that will greatly improve your general understanding of how, when and where violence occurs. He will then take the next critical step--providing you with the tools you need to properly identify and evade danger before it ever has a chance to materialize.

You will learn

  • The common traits of predatory behavior
  • How to conduct a personal "safety check"
  • How to develop strong awareness skills
  • What to do when you spot potential trouble
  • Staying safe and living life free of worry and fear

"Today more than ever, it is imperative that we pay close attention to our surroundings and learn how to interpret what's happening around us. Tragic events can often be both predictable and preventable." -- Federal Air Marshal Gary Quesenberry

YMAA Publication Center, 9781594397370, 172pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2020