Family Emergency Plans

Having a contact list and practicing drills with our loved ones goes a long way to ensure that our families are well-prepared to handle various crises that may arise.

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Techniques and Strategies for Self-Defense

Self-defense is a crucial skill for personal protection and empowerment. By learning basic self-defense techniques, understanding situational awareness, assertiveness, and de-escalation techniques, and finding proper training, individuals can enhance their personal safety and gain confidence in their ability to protect themselves.

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How to Survive an Earthquake

Earthquakes can occur anywhere in the world, and often without warning. In fact, according to the US Geological Survey, earthquakes are responsible for more than 90% of all natural disaster fatalities.

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The Unhealthy Habit of Doomscrolling

AmCon is committed to “keeping the Members up-to-date on current events and threat models they may be exposed to.” If we are not careful the “keeping current” part of the …

Situational Awareness

I’ve been practicing Situational Awareness for at least twenty years. It’s second nature to me. I never realized there was a name for what I was doing until one day …

Five Capitals

In a struggling economy it’s all too easy to focus exclusively on finances. The old adage says, “if all you have is a hammer, then everything looks like a nail”—clearly a …

Run Away Fuel Prices!

Fuel prices are skyrocketing and it is leaving many consumers to ask, “What should I do?” Being prepared is really about reducing the impact of external events on your everyday …

AmCon Core Values

Any organization or individual is driven by the things that they value. Since the beginning AmCon has shared the values: Trust Respect Responsibility Community Not Alone Core values are those …

Mike Talks Decision Making

Mike’s assessment to understanding your personal parameters for when you decide to us lethal force. Focus on making split second decisions with a conscious effort. Use this decision point to …

Personal Threat Assessment

You’ll benefit from looking at your preparedness. The Personal Threat Assessment shared by Thom is a great starting point. This simple worksheet creates conversation around the “contingencies” specific to your …