Junkyard Dog is on Face Book


Now available at www.lulu.com

Now you can buy my book: "Dealing With Danger -- Be Prepared, Aware and Decisive"

My Book, Dealing With Danger is now available at Lulu.com. Also available at Amazon.com price $15.95

Available from Barnes & Noble as an e-reader Nook book price $ 8.99

Available for download on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with iBooks and on your computer with iTunes as an eReader book price $8.99
'dealing with danger: be prepared, aware and decisive' is Available on the iBookstore
It's an instructional book to show people how to develop a straightforward, but comprehensive mindset or mental attitude to be aware of their surroundings, make simple but effective plans, and know when to put them into action. You can read a preview of the book online. A lot of people say that we need to develop a warrior attitude, but that just doesn't work for everyone. In my book I'll show you, regardless of age, gender, background, physical ability, and especially attitude how to be better prepared to survive the bad events in life by becoming a junkyard dog. Just click here.

Retail price is $15.95 plus shipping & handling


Friday, January 10, 2014

Learn to change a wheel; It may save your life

Venezuelen beauty queen Monica Spear Mootz and her estranged husband were murdered while on a driving vacation in Venezuela recently. Media reports indicate that the couple's car had a flat tire and that they were waiting in the car for a tow truck to arrive when they were ambushed and shot dead. Newspaper photos show their car with bullet holes in the windows, and report that the couple had locked themselves in the vehicle along with their young daughter, who was also shot, but survived.

It's a pity they didn't try to drive away at the first sign of trouble. Most vehicles can still be driven at least a short distance with a flat tire, even though doing so will eventually shred the tire. I don't know how much time elapsed from when they called the tow truck to when they were attacked, but it might have been better if they had at least started to change the tire while they were waiting for the tow truck. An alternative would have been for them to leave the car and walk to a safe place where they could wait until the car was fixed. I don't know if any of these options would have guaranteed their safety. I'm just offering some suggestions for consideration.

There are two lessons to be learned from this very sad situation. First, every driver who is physically capable of changing a wheel should practice it until they are able to do it properly. Second, it's better to drive to safety on a flat tire and risk damaging it than it is to stay in a place that is not safe and hope that roadside assistance arrives before the bad guys do.