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Secrets Of Street Survival – Israeli Style


Book Review: Secrets Of Street Survival - Israeli Style

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Israeli self-defense and small arms specialist Eugene Sockut presents hard-learned survival tactics, including adopting the right mind-set, using “hot” and “cold” weapons, securing your home and surviving a riot.

I found Secrets Of Street Survival to offer some interesting insight into personal preparedness.  This is because concept in this book are based around Israeli settlers who are surrounded by Palestinians.  Because these Palestinians can go from “friendly” employees and co-workers to attempting to kill the Israeli settlers in an instant and without warning Settlers have some specific issues worth studying.

If you have thought about the see-saw of being too hesitant and too aggressive.  It is hard to determine action points in such a situation.  This is especially true when those coworkers appear friendly but who are liable to turn  on you in an instant.  Furthermore, you can’t pull your gun on everybody for any reason, there are political, moral, and legal issues to face.

No where else in the world does an individual face the types of situations that Sockut describes, this makes it interesting.  Similarly, the lessons learned in this book can translate to disaster situations.  Therefore, I feel that is becoming increasing important as America is becoming less permissive and more anti-gun.

I found the concepts in this book very useful to my teaching.  I used it extensively in my Introduction to Terrorism course, as well as in various firearm courses.

Paladin Press labeled this book For academic study only, and it is definitely worthy of study.

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