When we empower ourselves with knowledge, we’re adding a tool to our survival kit that can never be lost or taken. It doesn’t need to be oiled, it doesn’t weigh anything, it doesn’t wear out and as long as you are conscious, you can use it. Time is critical during all immediate threats to your safety and your life. Even if you have quality tools and equipment, if you don’t know how to use them and don’t train in their use, you are endangering both your safety and the safety of those who depend on you. Prepare, Train, Succeed….or don’t; and Fail. Knowledge is empowering.