HIDING GAME Ė DONíT BE A TARGET
Why you should hide. If your car breaks down late at night, or you have to walk for whatever reason, learn to play one of the following two hiding games. Become invisible and donít be attacked.
You are going to learn to hide from cars with
people in them and all people, dogs, and cats of all shapes and sizes. Learn to
notice everything and everyone around you and donít be seen. Why should you
hide? If no-one can see you, no-one can attack youÖ right?
So at certain times, times when you are alone -
maybe itís late at night and your car has broken down. Whatever the reason -
you are going to have to walk.
If you have to walk, late at night, it could pay
great dividends if you learn to become very aware of your surroundings,
and try to be as invisible as you possibly can be. How invisible you
can become, will depend on whether you are in a city, a suburb, a country town,
or out in the country. Adapt the following two "hiding techniques" to
Hiding game technique
Imagine you are in a movie and you're the big,
bad, brave, gun-ho cop, walking out on the streets at night, and you are
sneaking up on a bad guy (your home/safety). Move forward and hide from anyone
you come across.
Hide from all moving lights (lights are bad in
this game). When you think that the coast is clear (the light has gone),
continue forward until you make it home or to a safe place. Be as invisible as
you possibly can be. You should be straining your eyes in order to
see what's in the shadows ahead. Look closely for ANY movement!
You win the game when you get home or to a safe
place without anyone seeing you. You come second if you are seen, and
you lose if you get attacked.
Another way to use this hide technique
Another technique that you may find more suitable
is to stay in your broken down car and just call for help on your phone. Then
turn on the radio, sit back and enjoy your little holiday. If someone passes by
in a car, or on foot, don't be seen by him or her. Hide down below the level of
your car windows.
You could sit on the passengerís side; so if
you are seen, it will look like someone else has been driving and will be back
soon. I don't need to tell you to lock the doors and wind up the windows now, do
Attackers don't like crowds, so if it looks like
you may not be alone, and the driver is nowhere to be seen, an attacker is
likely to find someone else to attack.
The possibility of being interrupted in the
middle of an attack is a risk an attacker doesn't want to take. A witness or
hero, is the last thing an attacker would want! It's right up there with being
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