you should always be aware of whats going on around you.in the woods, in town, on the road, etc.
keeping yourself from getting into a potentially dangerous situation is not that difficult, mostly common sense, and an ability to rely on your instincts, which are usually right.i do agrree with shakey leggs that when you live in fear, they win. i saw it here in nY after 9-11, but it didnt take long for new yorkers to turn around and flip the bird to terrorism.new yorkers find plenty of ways to die, terrorism is just one of them. in addition, read up on bernie goetz and what happened to him after he decided to take the law into his own hands. carrying a weapon illegally can get you in a lot of trouble, where victim can become victor.