Evasion is better than defense in a mugging and a peaceful escape in an engagement with minimal loss is possible with a decoy wallet.
[quote text_size=”small” author=”JOHN V CAIN” author_title=”Founder of VINJABOND” link=”#”]
Deceivingly appeasing a mugger’s demand can counteract that hostile action without loss of dignity or valuables.
Misdirection is a key strategy in tactical scenarios and it can be just as effective with the potential dangers of everyday life, such as with muggings. The decoy wallet is the EDC tool. It can delicately diffuse and resolve an otherwise violent situation with an insignificant but expected / prepared loss of property.
Also known as the “mugger’s wallet“, as that’s exactly who it’s for. It’s prepared and given to the mugger in such a situation instead of your actual wallet.
Fill an old wallet or money clip with a few of the typical items found in them and keep it in your pocket as your “decoy”, apart from your actual wallet. If a mugging does occur, give the decoy wallet without a struggle.
The Decoy Wallet Contents:
[col size=”6″]-Expired ID Card
-5 Small Bills ($1)
-1 Medium Bill ($10)
[col size=”6″]-Expired Credit Card
-Any Club Card
It doesn’t have to be complex or overfilled. It just has to look authentic and appear to have value in the eyes of a thief but something you don’t mind parting with.
I actually don’t carry a wallet at all but a modified ModuLoader Pocket Shield as a substitute that’s extremely low profile. This allows for the decoy wallet to be tucked beside it with no bulge or discomfort, also allowing easy access for deployment.
However, I only equip a decoy wallet when in known dangerous areas while traveling abroad.