Thought for the day:
"None of us can begin to fathom the level of pure evil that must burn in the heart of someone that would tear a child from his mother’s arms,” XXXXX said. “I’m still surprised at time by the depravity and selfishness that people are capable of.”
I am not surprised and neither should you. Train, develop skills and always be ready.
Two follow ups from the last several posts:
I wrote about the important of having reliable communications during a urban crisis, but, that also extends to the outdoors. Here is some good advice.
For most of us, rescue is at most only a few hours away for the things that we do in the wilderness. Camping, mountain running, biking, kayaking, rock climbing, etc. With that in mind we likely don’t need to construct deadfall traps for food, make super elaborate shelters, and start building some rain water collection contraption.
We simply need people to 1) Know where we are going to be. 2) When we are going to be there. 3) When we are supposed to be home.
Ensure that a trusted family member or friend has that location and make sure there is a plan in place if you fail to contact them so they can send out the search party.
It’s also helps to have multiple ways of communication, some medical gear, and a good way to signal rescuers for help.
Learning more complex survival skills is never a bad idea but don’t be the guy (or girl) who can catch fish with their bare hands and build a castle with sticks and stones but didn’t take the time to simply have a communication and rescue plan with someone. You never know when you will be injured and can’t simply walk out.
Be aware of children in your area. There should be a local organization that will provide you with information on how to recognize the indicators of missing children, sex and human trafficking.
US Marshals Service ‘Operation Safety Net’ recovers 25 missing children in Ohio in first two weeks.
The U.S. Marshals Service recovered at least 25 missing children in Ohio in a two-week stretch as part of an ongoing operation in the Buckeye State.
“Over the weekend U.S. Marshals rescued dozens of missing children across Ohio, many of whom were being trafficked.” Gov. Mike DeWine said during a Tuesday news conference.
“Operation Safety Net" is still in its first two weeks and is ongoing, according to the Marshals Service. It’s being carried out in conjunction with local law enforcement agencies around northern Ohio.
DeWine described it as a “great, great effort,” and although only some of the children were believed to be victims of human trafficking, he called on all residents to recognize and report signs of it.
They can include a young person who repeatedly runs away, individuals who move often, a young person with someone who is older and unrelated, or signs of physical abuse, among other indicators, he said.
After listening to the podcast on the main page. You may find the Tactical Games interesting.