G-FTJFQ7J38N GTM-5ZH6PM5 1479953155842238 Change the Direction of Conversation - The Constitution Commandos

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4th Jan 2024

Change the Direction of Conversation

Introduction :

I believe that focusing on being prepared for any situation is crucial, especially considering the current state of our country. Rather than engaging in repetitive political discussions with listeners who already agree with us, we should prioritize supplying practical advice and solutions to improve their preparedness. By doing so, we can have a more meaningful impact on the lives of our audience and contribute to a better situation in America.

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[00:47] Explaining the change in direction of our conversations

  • Prompt listener engagement
  • Help our listeners with preparedness
  • Attract input from experience survivalists

[03:40] In case of collapse or alternative catastrophes

  • Shoot - Call 9-1-1 first - DO NOT HANG UP; Identify the aggressor; Know your layout; Know your weapon; Try to escape; Fight like your life depends on it.
  • Communicate - Discuss/Rehearse multiple scenarios;
  • Move - Individual Responsibilities; Pre-plan Fall-back positions; Designate Rally points in case of separation; Plan/Rehearse all party movements.

[04:37] Mission set for anyone with a residence, especially with shared occupancy

  • Self-preservation
  • Secure life
  • Know your dwelling and your property
  • Know what you have

[06:55] P.A.C.E. Method

  • Primary Plan - Food/Water storage; Batteries;
  • Alternate Plan -
  • Contingency Plan
  • Emergency Plan

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[15:01] Get-home/Bug-out Bag

[16:06] First Aid Kit (Minimize Opportunity for Injury as Much as Possible)

  • Iodine is the preferred wound disinfectant
  • Allergic to shellfish - use saline in the place of iodine

[19:03] Acquire a well-rounded First Aid kit

[19:12] Learn to use your medical supplies properly

Transcript
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yeah,

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you said you want to change the direction of conversation.

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All American Commando: Yeah.

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I'm going kind of direction we're going to start heading in this way,

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but also is more likely to enlikely to encounter some engagementsteners and.

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Also, asking for anyone with more experience, if you see anything flawed

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or errored in what we say, then please chime in, correct us where need be.

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I am a veteran of the 82nd Airborne, and I moved with the 2nd of 325 Scouts,

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so I have a fair amount of knowledge about what we're going to be talking

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about, which the newer format, Let me explain the reasoning of that.

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It's going to be more for preparedness, but the newer format is going to

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be because one talking political and geopolitical all the time.

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I honestly feel like we're just talking to an echo chamber.

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We're not getting any real feedback from a lot of people, and it just seems like

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that everybody that we're talking to agrees with what we're saying or shares.

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That view, maybe from minor different perspective, but shares that view,

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and we're not doing any good for the listener or to improve the situation

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in America through the listeners.

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So we're looking at life and our current situation through the lens of

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preparedness, because there's a lot of people that listen that are not veterans

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or have any type of police training.

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They're just average citizens.

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Yeah.

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They're just plain citizens.

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I do know that there's a lot of hunters, a lot of hunters will know a lot of

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this stuff just through the application of hunting and tracking the game, but.

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I feel that with where we are right now in the country, I think a level

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of preparedness is more important than talking politics with our current crowd.

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Once I do think that this will encourage a little bit more engagement.

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And to go back to my last statement, I'm not an expert in any one thing

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that I'm going to talk about.

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I am well trained in what I'm going to talk about or what

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we're going to talk about.

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And I think there's a lot of points.

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It's been 20, I got out in October of 2000.

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So I know a lot of tactics have changed since then through

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the department of defense.

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I understand that.

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I also will be the first to say that I have absolutely no idea about

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many of these changes just because of the time that I've been out.

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However, I do still stay in touch with current military and a lot of

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buddies that retired as of recent.

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But for me and what I want to try to put across to the people is in case

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of a collapse or a shit hits the fan situation, As a veteran of the U.

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S.

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Army, we had three principles that we tried, or objectives that we strived

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for, and it didn't matter what MOS you were, or what your job was, and that's

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standard Army wide is shoot, move, and communicate, and in order to do those

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three things in a proficient manner, you There's a million little things under

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each one of those that has to be done in order to proficiently do shoot, move and

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communicate, especially in a mission set.

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So I want to break it down to the smallest basic level for the

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average civilian for starters.

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And we're going to build on this over time is for homeowners

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or for renters or whatever.

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I mean, if you have a home.

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And if you have a family, your mission set is to secure life, self

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preservation, protect your family, not so much protect your things.

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However, that is going to be covered in some of our conversations.

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Property can be replaced, lives cannot.

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So, I feel that for the average person with zero training, they

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really need to become hyper aware.

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And whatever it takes, everybody's different, but know the layout

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of your property, the inside and the outside of your property.

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Understand avenues of approach.

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If it's a common path for you to get there, it's also a common path for

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an adversarial person to get there.

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You know, look for things that would provide cover or concealment.

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And the difference is cover.

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If a bullet is shot in your direction, cover will, by definition,

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protect you from a bullet.

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Concealment is nothing more than something you can hide behind.

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that an enemy or from seeing you.

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Yeah.

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Or an aggressor can't see you and it does not stop a projectile

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or any type of munitions.

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It's just kind of like hiding behind curtains or diving down in

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some thick shrubs or something.

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But knowing the layout of the interior and the exterior of where

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you live is very, very important.

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And I would advise people to turn the lights off, learn pace counts, you know.

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Understand what you have in each room that would serve as a weapon.

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And it doesn't have to be a gun, doesn't have to be a knife, a baseball bat, a

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golf club, anything that can be utilized to defend yourself against an aggressor.

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I mean, anything can be utilized as a weapon, a writing utensil, pencil.

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I mean, those are valuable weapons.

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In most cases,

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engagement is not something that the average civilian wants to do.

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We had a term called break contact.

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And for us, it's something like, Better the PACE method, which is an acronym.

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You got your primary plan and alternate plan, a contingency

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plan, and then an emergency plan.

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And in order, those are your primary plan is if somebody comes into your house,

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don't just go turning lights on, but identify your aggressor, know your layout,

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know your weapons, but call 911 first.

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That's first.

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Then fight like your life depends on it because your life does.

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Somebody's not going to be in your house unwelcomed or uninvited and

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just not intend to cause you harm.

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You have to look at it that way.

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And if you've already dialed 9 1 1 and your speaker is

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on and you did not hang up.

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That right there is first, that provides a documented record of someone

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has entered your home uninvited.

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You have police on the way, hopefully, but they are not going

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to have an immediate response.

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So you have to depend on yourself.

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Now, when it goes to communicate in this basic plan of defending your home,

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communicate is if you have a family, let's just say basically a wife, a

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spouse, girlfriend, wife, what have you.

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We're not going to include children yet, but if you have a spouse, you need

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to talk to them before something bad happens and you need to have a plan.

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If someone comes in this home, this is your job.

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This is your function.

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This is what I'm going to do, and I'm going to elaborate a little bit so

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you'll have a clearer understanding.

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If you do have a firearm, you don't want to shoot, have it go through

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a wall, and strike your spouse.

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Walls do not stop bullets, and we'll get into this in another conversation.

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Know your munitions, depending the weapon you use.

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And the type of rounds that you put in your weapon is vitally important.

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But right now we're just talking communicate.

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If you want to confront an aggressor or somebody that has come into

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your home, which if you are a man, hopefully you would be the one

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doing it instead of your wife.

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You got to protect life.

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Then your wife needs to be on her way out somehow.

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or not backing you up, not providing you cover, you need to protect your wife.

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You deal with the problem in the best manner possible.

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If you have a way to exit Then exit, take your family and get out.

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That goes into communicating.

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Communicate a plan before you have a problem and rehearse this plan.

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This covers the move part.

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In a mission set, we have op order briefings.

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We'll, all crucial members of that exercise or deployment, and we talk

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about and discuss what we are doing.

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What the actual mission is, where do we assemble, where do we take a

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head count, the equipment required to perform this mission, we talk about

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fallback positions, we talk about what type of, you know, mission is it.

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Usually for us it was break contact, we avoided contact with the enemy.

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If they encroached on our primary position, we went to a

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secondary or fallback position.

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So communicate, and then that moving part, if you train on these things

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before there is a problem, then you and everybody that you care about in

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that home will be able to operate in a manner that is, is muscle memory.

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You do it without thinking.

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Your training will kick in and it greatly improves your chances of survival.

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That is the goal in any type of situation, especially at home, is protection of life.

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Basically what you're talking about as

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far as in the preparedness.

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Like we used to do in schools with tornado drills or the country.

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You're talking about earthquake drills or hell, when we were

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kids, we had the nuclear drills.

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Remember those?

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But yeah, that's, that's what you're talking about.

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All American Commando: Absolutely.

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Anytime you do a fire drill, you want to know where your primary

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escape route is, do you have a fire, fire chute or a fire ladder or a window?

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You need to know all that stuff.

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All American Commando: That is correct.

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Absolutely.

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And that's where knowing your layout, both parties, all parties is so important.

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The last thing you want to do is in a lights out situation,

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you're startled in the middle of the night, you jump out of bed.

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You go blazing through the house to see what's going on and you

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stub your foot on an end table, a lamp hits the ground, but you have

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already lost the element of surprise.

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I mean, whoever the intruder is obviously has figured out that

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somsomebody is moving around ine house.

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Well, on the other side of that, without an

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intruder, I mean, let's just.

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This uses a fire as an example.

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I mean, if you haven't already planned and worked together on how to escape

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stubbing your toe, dropping a lamp on the floor, now you just created a

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possible life threatening situation for somebody else in the house, especially

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if you haven't planned for it.

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All American Commando: That's right.

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And, you know, I mean, there's so many layers of preparedness.

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I'm not going to tell everybody to buy a gun.

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However, that would be my I am pro Second Amendment.

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I think a firearm is necessary for self preservation and to prevent

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tyrannical governments from taking over.

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But I think like I also believe in knives.

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I have knives everywhere.

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They're concealed and I know how to access a knife at any given

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point in my house anywhere.

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I am That's right.

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I can go straight to a blade now I think also in the realm of preparedness Is

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basic simple things that are outside of our control that will affect our

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immediate life and well being You do not under you have no control over

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basic infrastructure Power water if the water and power goes out I think

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everybody should be able to have some type of alternate power source or be

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able to provide some type of lighting.

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And I believe that everybody should have some type of rations,

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emergency rations, not things that you break into from time to time.

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They're there in case of our geographical area.

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Hurricanes are very common and you can shelter in place more times than not

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with the hurricanes from our location.

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But It is more common than not, you're going to lose power.

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A lot of people lose water.

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Better trees fall, soft ground, bust the water main.

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It's common.

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So having large amounts of water and food in your home that are specifically

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for emergency situations is a must.

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It might not be a hurricane.

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It might be a tornado.

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It could be the collapse of infrastructure.

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And the societal breakdown.

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But if you do decide to stock up on things like this, you have got to

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keep that information to yourself.

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Or if you have family members close by and their bug in location is

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your location, those people will need to know outside of that.

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Outside of that, keep it.

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Yeah.

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Keep it quiet.

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All American Commando: Yeah.

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No one needs to know

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you become a looting target.

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All American Commando: That's correct.

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No one needs to know what you have, whether it be weaponry

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or for emergency supplies.

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Nobody needs to know this.

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Another thing that you should have at all times, and this should be regardless,

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I think a get home bag is important.

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Whether it be in your car.

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I mean, every vehicle should have a get home bag.

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You'll never know.

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Infrastructure goes down, powers out.

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You cannot access a fuel pump so you can't fill your vehicle up.

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And if you're 20 - 30 miles from home and your car runs out, you need to be able to

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grab a bag that will have your essentials to make it possible for you to leave your

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vehicle and bee-line it to your house.

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Because that is your primary location.

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That's where you're going to have any type of, whether it be weapons, your food,

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your water, that's your sustainment place.

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That is where prime.

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And if your family is at home, you need to get home to defend your family.

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I'd call that a rally point more than anything, because

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it may not necessarily be your home.

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You wind up at in case of natural disaster or something like that, because

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All American Commando: absolutely

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displaced.

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All American Commando: But people should remember.

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The next most important, well actually it's probably more important

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than the food aspect, not as important as water, a first aid kit.

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If you have an injury trying to get home if you run out of fuel,

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or if you're at your house and you sustain an injury trying to defend

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yourself or whatever, whatever.

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Plan on not having any medical assistance

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from the outside, always.

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All American Commando: Absolutely.

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And you can't take care of certain things, they're all first aid.

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Aids.

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I mean, Patrick, you've got a, you got several books or training

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manuals from like rangers, was it ranger books and stuff like that.

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They're very good, very detailed on, you know, immediate medical attention.

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Get your hands on those.

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All American Commando: Not to mention the amount of practical application that

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I've had in the military for first aid and I did go through EMT school as well.

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But for people who didn't, I mean, it's amazing really

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how much we, how little we know about just basic first aid stuff.

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I mean, I had to be first aid CPR qualified as a lifeguard and then

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in the military, of course, but, and really that's very basic information

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is there's not a whole lot to it, but if you don't know that.

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I think you're, survival chances decrease exponentially.

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I mean, you don't have a chance and just like just a little minor cut that

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we don't think anything about you put a band aid on, but if you lose all

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these other amenities like your lights or water or whatever, you know, you

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don't have a lot of what you need to treat just a small cut next thing you

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know you're infected and you're gonna cut a limb off I mean think about it.

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All American Commando: And see nowadays there's so many things that are absolutely

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vital I know there's a lot of people that have Allergies to shellfish, right?

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If you don't have a shellfish allergy, you can't beat iodine.

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Iodine or kill it.

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If it's bacteria or anything like that, if it's a nasty environment,

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iodine will clean and disinfect a wound prior to dressing it.

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If you do have a shellfish allergy, stay away from iodine and get something

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so basic as a saline solution.

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Nowadays, you don't have to have any type of medical training.

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You can literally order a saline solution or lactated ringers

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like would be used in an IV.

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Contact lens solution is also a saline.

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You can clean an open wound with saline solution.

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It's basically salt and water, but it will kill any type of

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bacterial or anything in the wound.

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It will clean it so you can dress it.

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And a little cut untreated could lead into sepsis, which is like blood poisoning.

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People have amputations and die because of that.

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You don't want kidney failure.

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You don't want a small cut leading into things that would kill you.

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Not to mention that removes resources for the preservation of life.

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You are a resource.

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The most valuable resource, in fact.

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All American Commando: Yes.

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So, get a first aid kit.

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Get a well rounded first aid kit.

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It doesn't have to be a paramedic pouch.

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I mean, get a basic first aid kit learn how to use the medical

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supplies you have properly.

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It is too easy to learn application of this stuff.

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You do not have to be a medical student or a nurse.

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Anybody can learn this stuff.

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If you get the basics of the first aid anyway, you should be fine.

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And in, you know, in case of a major disaster, the basic

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first aid stuff will get you to

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medical professional you know, but the basic first aid will get you there.

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So

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All American Commando: that's correct.

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Chris Williams is a dedicated member of the Constitution Commandos, hailing from the vibrant state of Mississippi. Born and raised in the heart of the Magnolia state, Chris has an unwavering commitment to upholding the principles and values enshrined in the United States Constitution.

With a background in the racing industry, Chris has developed a keen sense of precision and attention to detail. His expertise lies in balancing and blueprinting racing engines, where he has honed his craft to perfection. This combination of technical mastery and a determined spirit makes Chris an invaluable asset to the Constitution Commandos.

Beyond his mechanical prowess, Chris is also a talented musician. Whether it be taking the stage as a performer, contributing his instrumental skills as a studio musician, or pouring his heart into writing soul-stirring songs, he uses music as a powerful tool to inspire anyone who listens to his work.

Chris's entrepreneurial spirit has led him to venture into various small businesses, primarily in the realm of residential construction. This experience has equipped him with a practical understanding of the challenges faced by hardworking Americans.

As a proud member of the Army National Guard and a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Chris has demonstrated his allegiance to his country and a commitment to defending the freedoms and liberties enumerated by the Constitution of the United States. His military service has instilled in him a sense of duty and honor that he carries with him in all his endeavors.

Whether it's on the racetrack, on stage, in the business world, or in support and defense of the Constitution, Chris Williams is true American patriot. He is a vital member of the Constitution Commandos, and he tirelessly works to protect and preserve the essence of America's founding principles.

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Patrick Williams, a distinguished cohost of The Constitution Commandos, is a true patriot who has demonstrated his devotion to the ideals of the Constitution through both his military service and his advocacy work. Having served in the prestigious 82nd Airborne of the United States Army, Patrick brings a unique perspective to discussions about the importance of constitutional rights.

Enlisting in the military was a natural choice for Patrick, driven by his deep love for his country and a desire to protect the freedoms that make it unique. As a member of the 82nd Airborne, he underwent grueling training and gained invaluable experience in military operations. Patrick's time in the Army not only instilled in him a strong sense of discipline and teamwork but also highlighted the vital role that the Constitution plays in guiding and safeguarding the actions of our armed forces.

After completing his military service, Patrick continued to carry the spirit of duty and service into his civilian life. As a cohost of The Constitution Commandos, he utilizes his firsthand knowledge and experiences to shed light on the constitutional implications of various issues facing our nation today. Through thought-provoking discussions, Patrick underscores the importance of vigilance in protecting our rights and the need for an informed citizenry to actively participate in the democratic process.

Patrick's military background, coupled with his passion for constitutional principles, allows him to provide unique insights into the balance between national security and individual liberties. His comprehensive understanding of military matters, enriches the discussions on The Constitution Commandos, empowering listeners to engage in informed debates about the intersection of constitutional rights.

Patrick Williams, the All American Commando, exemplifies the honor, commitment, and dedication of a true American patriot. Through his service in the esteemed 82nd Airborne and his role as a cohost on The Constitution Commandos, he embodies the importance of defending and upholding the principles enshrined in the Constitution, ensuring a strong and enduring legacy for generations to come.