Practical Defense

Practical Defense podcast

A practical approach to staying safe in our increasingly dangerous urban environments. Learn simple strategies and everyday habits from Alex Haddox that will help protect you and your loved ones from harm. Hear interviews with experts on the criminal mind and listen to stories directly from real victims. When you understand what a criminal looks for in a target, you can avoid taking on those characteristics and thus escape selection.

Over 2.78-million downloads!

NOTE: Practical Defense is now on a once monthly schedule.

Mon, 19 Jan 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 40
Duration: 00:16:14
Direct Download: (9.4MB)

Go Bags - Go Bags are not a new or revolutionary concept. Anyone who has had to be ready to move on seconds notice has prepared his or her gear beforehand. That is essentially all this is. What do you need to get you through an immediate, critical situation that may only last seconds or minutes?

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Glow Sticks
http://www.brigadeqm.com

N95 Respirator Masks
N95 Respirator

Chemical/Biological/Radiological (CBR) Masks
http://www.safetyhood.com/
(UK-based, but ships to the USA)

Rescue Tools
LifeHammer: Original Emergency Hammer
Jim Wagner Reality Based Rescue Tool

Utility Tool
4-in-1 Emergency-Tool

Sun, 11 Jan 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 39 (QT)
Duration: 00:05:00
Direct Download: (2.9MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Work Uniforms
Do not wear your work uniform to and from your place of employment.

(c) 2009 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Mon, 5 Jan 2009
Practical Defense - Episode 38
Duration: 00:18:28
Direct Download: (10.6MB)

Child Safety, Ages 5 & 6 - Tips and lessons for your children to help keep them safer. Topics include controversy over "Don't talk to Strangers" and "Stranger Danger," being selective with whom you invite into your home, inappropriate touching, setting physical boundaries, what to memorize, getting into cars with other people, passwords and weapon safety.

The focus of this episode is on children 5 and 6 years old.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program
http://www.nrahq.org/safety/eddie/infoparents.asp
The Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program has reached more than 21 million children in all 50 states. This program was developed through the combined efforts of such qualified professionals as clinical psychologists, reading specialists, teachers, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, and law enforcement personnel.

Mon, 29 Dec 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 37 (QT)
Duration: 00:04:36
Direct Download: (2.7MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - National Child Identification Program
The I.D. Kit allows parents to collect specific information by easily recording the physical characteristics and fingerprints of their children on identification cards that are then kept at home by the parent or guardian. If ever needed, this I.D. Kit will give authorities vital information to assist their efforts to locate a missing child.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

National Child Identification Program

Mon, 22 Dec 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 36
Duration: 00:09:12
Direct Download: (4.8MB)

Holiday Shopping Safety - In this episode we cover tips to make your holiday shopping experience just a little more safe.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Mon, 15 Dec 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 19
Duration: 00:03:38
Direct Download: (2.2MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Packing for the Holidays
Tips for packing you vehicle when leaving for the holidays.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Sun, 7 Dec 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 35
Duration: 00:20:38
Direct Download: (11.9MB)

Identity Theft - According to the US Federal Trade Commission, approximately 9 million people a year in the US have their identities stolen. This is serious business that can harm you in many ways. In this episode, we'll go over just what Identity Theft is, how criminals do it and steps you can take to protect yourself.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Mon, 24 Nov 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 18
Duration: 00:07:01
Direct Download: (4.1MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Training vs. Alcohol
A look at the physiological effects of alcohol from a training perspective.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Mon, 17 Nov 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 34
Duration: 00:08:53
Direct Download: (5.2MB)

NOAA Radio Alerts - The NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards is an all-hazards radio network, making it the most comprehensive weather and emergency information available to the public. There are many receiver options, ranging from handheld portable units which just pick up Weather Radio broadcasts, to desktop and console models which receive Weather Radio as well as other broadcasts.

"Public Alert" certified radio receivers will automatically wake up and turn on your radio so that you can hear the broadcast. Get critical weather and hazard alerts even when you are sleeping!

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
From daily weather forecasts, severe storm warnings and climate monitoring to fisheries management, coastal restoration and supporting marine commerce, NOAA's products and services support economic vitality and affect more than one-third of America's gross domestic product.
http://www.noaa.gov/

NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) All Hazards
NWR is provided as a public service by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), part of the Department of Commerce. NWR includes 1000 transmitters, covering all 50 states, adjacent coastal waters, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Territories. NWR requires a special radio receiver or scanner capable of picking up the signal. Broadcasts are found in the VHF public service band at these seven frequencies (MHz):
162.400
162.425
162.450
162.475
162.500
162.525
162.550
http://www.weather.gov/nwr/

NOAA XML Feeds and Web Displays of Watches, Warnings, and Advisories
This page provides access to NWS watches, warnings, advisories, and other similar products several different formats. Select a state or product name to view a list of active alerts in your web browser. These files are updated about every two minutes.
http://www.weather.gov/alerts/

Mon, 10 Nov 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 17
Duration: 00:04:32
Direct Download: (2.7MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Aiming Handguns
Tip for aiming your handgun during a close-quarters conflict.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

Mon, 3 Nov 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 33
Duration: 00:44:01
Direct Download: (25.3MB)

Earthquake Preparedness - An interview with Renee Higley, an earthquake preparedness instructor for the American Red Cross. Renee joins us over Skype to discuss topics ranging from how to organize your home, how to prepare for an earthquake, what to do and what not to do during the event and what the environment might be after the event.

We also introduce our partner, Kristen Brooke Beck of Kristen's Guide.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links:

Kristen's Guide

American Red Cross
Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed.

The Great Southern California ShakeOut
At 10 a.m. on November 13, join millions of Southern Californians in the ShakeOut Drill, the largest earthquake preparedness activity in U.S. history! Please register today.

Brigade Quartermasters, Ltd.
(search for: SNAPLIGHT)
(search for: SURE-PAK)

Sun, 26 Oct 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 16
Duration: 00:03:23
Direct Download: (2MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Neighborhood Dogs
Dogs are great biological alarms, even if you don't own one.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links

TaeKwonDo Times Magazine Store
166 November 2008 v.28.6

Mon, 20 Oct 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 32
Duration: 00:21:25
Direct Download: (12.3MB)

Handguns - A pragmatic look at handguns for self-defense. Topics include the differences between revolvers and pistols, how to read a box of ammunition, caliber comparisons, the different types of ammunition, selecting brands, recommended bullets and of course, safety first.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Mon, 13 Oct 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 15
Duration: 00:03:23
Direct Download: (2MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Movie Theaters
A helpful suggestion on where to sit when watching movies in a public theater.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Sun, 5 Oct 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 31
Duration: 00:39:46
Direct Download: (22.7MB)

Hurricane Preparedness with Bonnie Gage, Part 2. - A lifetime Texas Gulf Coast resident, Bonnie put together an outstanding hurricane preparedness program for her family and friends and was kind enough to share it with the rest of us. Her program was so comprehensive that we had to break the show into two segments. In Part 2 we cover strategies for handling children, common mistakes and misconceptions and odds and ends.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links

wikiHow - How to pack an emergency kit for your home

Bordon FAQ's for shelf-stable milk

The Ready Store - MREs

Brigade Quartermasters, Ltd.

Hormel

Mountain House

Weather.com - Protect Your Home from Hurricane Damage

Weather.com - Preparing your home for a hurricane

PLYLOX Hurricane Window Clips

Sun, 28 Sep 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 14
Duration: 00:03:32
Direct Download: (2.1MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Train sitting
A helpful suggestion on where to sit when taking a public railcar.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Sun, 21 Sep 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 30
Duration: 00:44:15
Direct Download: (25.4MB)

Hurricane Preparedness with Bonnie Gage, Part 1. - A lifetime Texas Gulf Coast resident, Bonnie put together an outstanding hurricane preparedness program for her family and friends and was kind enough to share it with the rest of us. Her program was so comprehensive that we had to break the show into two segments. In Part 1 we cover the basics of your family survival kit.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Links

wikiHow - How to pack an emergency kit for your home

Bordon FAQ's for shelf-stable milk

The Ready Store - MREs

Brigade Quartermasters, Ltd.

Hormel

Mountain House

Weather.com - Protect Your Home from Hurricane Damage

Weather.com - Preparing your home for a hurricane

PLYLOX Hurricane Window Clips

Sun, 14 Sep 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 13
Duration: 00:05:07
Direct Download: (3MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Chemical Light Sticks
Using chemical light sticks (glow sticks) during Halloween.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Brigade Quartermasters, Ltd.

Mon, 8 Sep 2008
Practical Defense - Episode 29
Duration: 00:11:27
Direct Download: (6.6MB)

Blending Your Training - A short but detailed-packed episode on how to incorporate Reality-Based mentality and techniques into your traditional martial arts classes.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

Sun, 31 Aug 2008
Practical Defense - Quick Tip 12
Duration: 00:05:37
Direct Download: (3.9MB)

Quick Tip of the Week - Securing your wireless connection.

(c) 2008 Palladium Education, Inc.

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