Monthly Archives: February 2013
From Noonsite– news of a burglary in Upper Phang Nga Bay, Krabi, Thailand and an Armed Boarding in Paluan Bay, Mindoro, Philippines. Excerpt – ‘This is our 2nd visit to the Philippines and we must emphasise that we have had some wonderful and humbling experiences cruising many islands and visiting local villages across all regions. The … Continue reading
From Noonsite – outboard motor theft in Panama. According to the article, the owners did the recommended actions to prevent the theft (raising the dinghy, securing the obm with a cable, etc). One paragraph – ‘Once more, be vigilant. Use extra precaution in stowing the dink. Stowe it as high as you can. A bar-lock … Continue reading
From Noonsite, a great resource for all things cruisers need to know, comes this report of violence in French Polynesia. My opinion, as the worlds economies continue to stagnate, attacks against those perceived as having ‘more’ will rise. Be safe out there, do the research before you travel. Comments?
Situational Awareness is an attribute we stress very much – from a self defense perspective, it keeps us from having to use the physical skills we usually associate with martial arts (and the damage tha can come from it on multiple levels). ITS Tactical recently posted a link on the subject; and the folks over … Continue reading
Found this today – That Daily Shower Can Be a Killer – and it brought up an important point. From the article – ‘This calculation illustrates the biggest single lesson that I’ve learned from 50 years of field work on the island of New Guinea: the importance of being attentive to hazards that carry a … Continue reading