What is, “The Ready Kit?” A Must Know!
The Ready Kit Can Put You, And Your Family, In A Safer Position Against Criminals!
Since the creation of the “Defense Actions Ready Kit” referred to as the “Ready Kit”, (also known as D.A.R.K.) I have spoken to many people about what it is and why it’s important. The one thing I have found is that, before I explain what it really is, most people think it’s just another “emergency kit” and since they think they have a grip on that stuff…they disregard the true purpose of the “Ready Kit.”
Well…It occurred to me that writing an article about what the Ready Kit REALLY is, and why it is sooo important, could be a good start.
Let me first start by giving you some history and then asking you some questions about your life:
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So, as I have been instructing for a number of years now, it occurred to me that there was something missing in the world of “self defense” and that I needed to fill the gap. I have spoken to many people, friends and strangers alike, who want to be safer in life, but won’t pick up a gun or won’t do anything but wish and hope for the best. I have challenged a few
of them to get something done, or prepare in some way, to be a bit safer and more alert to their surroundings. Who knows if my coaxing has actually worked or not, but the one thing that is true is this: There are many ways to “get safer” other than buying and using a firearm. If you like firearms, or are willing to overcome the fear factor and learn to use one….GREAT, but if you are not, then please, please, take other steps to help ensure your family’s safety and your safety alike!
The Ready Kit, a Whole New Ball Game…
So, when deciding to create the “Ready Kit” I went to the experts who know more than I do about certain aspects of the Kit. For example: A great defense attorney, an NRA Master Training Couselor, a police department dispatcher, business owner, editor, and more. The outcome is the efforts and input of many people, and the final product is simply….Outstanding!
I have written blog posts that talk about and evaluate other forms of self defense and I encourage those who just “aren’t gonna get a gun” to read and look into those other forms of protection, but what we have come up with in the “Ready Kit” is truely, for every person or family out there.
As most people know, education is key for just about everything. Having more knowledge is having more power. WELL…having that information at your fingertips can not only give you more power, but can facilitate the commission of the criminal situation in your favor, and that is what we are going for…having the situation in your favor!
So here are some questions you need to be able to answer: (there are many more questions, but here are just a few)
- Does your spouse know the “bail system” or how to get you out if need be?
- How much is “Too Much” when talking to the police and recounting the scene of the crime?
- Does your insurance cover an invasion or a self-defense shooting?
- Do you have your training and firearms logged and safe?
- What if the criminal is associated with others, and they decided to retaliate? What will you do then? What is your plan?
- Do you have a “Power of Attorney” (POA) that allows access for your family to funds for day-to-day living?
- How can you record what happened, in detail, so you won’t forget in 15 minutes?
- Why are you shaking, vomiting, crying, or feeling sick?
- How do you choose the “Right” attorney for your situation?
- Is your attorney going to come to your rescue at 3am?
- How can you learn more about defense and what resources are good ones?
- What other important information do you need to record?
- Is your family on the same page when it comes to “family safety plans”?
If you can’t answer ALL of these questions, then you are the exact person the “Ready Kit” is made for! I know that there are some of you out there who have a pretty good grip on this stuff and know what you need to do, but such people are VERY few and far between. The Kit has other valuable information as well inside it, but it would be a long post if I put it all in here for you to digest.
The fact is this: This is not about you alone, its about your family, friends, loved ones and others who just have not wrapped their minds around the importance of being more aware of what can happen on a daily basis. This is not about “having a gun” to protect yourself either. If you have a gun or not, you still are going to call the cops, you still need to know what to say, you will probably still need an attorney, and you will still have to find out if your insurance covers it or what they do cover, and you still need to be able to record it quickly so you don’t forget the details…etc. etc. etc!
You need to realize, that crime happens to people EVERYDAY. Just because it doesn’t happen to you everyday, doesn’t mean it won’t happen at some point, or when you least expect it. You don’t get into auto accidents everyday, but your insurance is active all the time…right! It’s the same principle, just a different area of life.
The “Ready Kit” is a simple templated format that makes it easy to read, fill out, and implement into your family safety plan. It is “information at your fingertips” that is c
rucial for you making it through a bad situation and coming out smelling like roses.
In fact, it’s a great way to get a running start on creating a family safety plan. It has been reviewed by Judges, Cops, Military, Computer Geeks, House Moms, Concealed Instructors, Chefs, etc. etc. etc. and the opinions I get from each of them is the same: “This thing is amazing, I have never seen anything like it anywhere on the market.” My response is the same, “I know, it awesome isn’t it.”
So before I get to “pitchy” about this amazing Kit…let’s take a minute to review the purpose, function and importance of the “Ready Kit.”
Purpose: Vital information at your fingertips. Ready to use for your benefit.
Function: Educating you on aspects of a criminal situation and helping you to come out on top. Allowing you and your family to be prepared against violent criminal acts. Using the information in the Kit, creating an ease of the situational flow for the best outcome possible. Education is the foundation, quick access to the right information is the key.
Importance: Do you love yourself, your family, your friends? How important are they to you? Do you have the “perfect plan” already in place? Remember, it’s not always about guns, its about knowledge and knowing how to apply that knowledge to your benefit when something happens. Its about having control and knowing what to do next!
So as I end this small post, I hope that I have, at the very least, been able to help you understand another viewpoint of safety that you may not have been aware of. I also hope that if you are already down this road to a safer life, you can see some things that you haven’t thought of before, and can now, improve your standings and gain more knowledge as well. The Ready Kit is here for you and your loved ones, so don’t let this post just collect dust in your short or long-term memory….DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
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The “Ready Kit” was made to help you and yours, so don’t put it aside, because there’s not regret like the regret of knowing you could have done something about it!
Author of the “Ready Kit.”