As current threats develop and old threats evolve, everyday people are subject to complex issues in which the overwhelming majority are unaware of and/or unprepared to face. Not everyone can afford private protective services, so what can they do to better protect themselves and become their own bodyguard? In this article, we’ll discuss increasing your own survivability and that of those you love and protect. When considering personal protection, we can most appropriately break down the dynamics therein by priority and by type. For the purpose of this article, we will be briefly discuss awareness, planning, skills, fitness and tools with many links included to other article that are more in depth on the topic.