I sat in the rocking chair of the nursery. My newborn son swaddled in my arms. Was that gunfire that I just heard?
The Faint Sound of Gunfire
I sat in the rocking chair of the nursery. My newborn son swaddled in my arms. He had slept fitfully that night and I calmed him while my wife rested. It felt good to be a father and I was happy to lend a hand so she could get some rest. It was the wee hours of the morning, I would have to start getting ready for work soon.
I thought I heard a noise, but I ignored it. No one would be up this early. I was still shaking the grogginess of sleep off myself. Then it came again. It was very faint but I could have sworn it sounded like gunfire. Curious and somewhat alarmed, I gently lay my son back in his crib and went to investigate.
Trust Your Gut
The thought to grab my rifle and a few grenades popped up in my head. I paused mid-step at the oddity of such an idea. Those explosives were carefully tucked away in a cache behind the house. I had not planned to use them anytime soon and I had really made them for only when SHTF.
I shrugged it off, grabbed my rifle and walked out the door. As soon as I came outside it became clear that it was indeed gunfire that I was hearing. It was coming from the direction of my brother’s house! Once again I felt the urge to retrieve a few grenades.
This is the other half of the story from the mystery bonus section of my House of Pain eCourse. Here I wanted to give you an idea of what it means to look out for your brother, your friends or your neighbors.
This man had a family to take care of and his own pressing concerns to worry about. By helping others, he exposes himself. Yet he was still willing to do it. Why? Because what goes around, comes around. And this especially applies to wartime scenarios. One man alone cannot fight tyranny.
Be alert. Be vigilant. And be willing to come to the aid of others. That is what Americans do.
Did you know that it is human nature to follow the path of least resistance? This means that we have a tendency to do things the easiest way.
As an example, what do people generally do when approaching someone’s house? Have you ever taken the hard way to get to someone's door? When you see steps onto the porch do you climb through the bushes instead?
You can use that to your advantage to get people to enter into what is called a “fatal funnel.” For example, you could stage bushes or fences along your sidewalk. When the enemy approaches, they are most likely to stay on the sidewalk where you could easily engage them (if you see them coming first, of course.)
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