I will start out by saying that I consider myself to be fairly new to the concealed carry world (Been carrying for about two years). I am constantly amazed by some of the simple things that we take for granted and that we can make ourselves more secure in our carrying. I'd like to share some of the simple things I've picked up and hope others will contribute theirs as well, or even offer counter points. BATHROOM: OK - we all need to do it, but us guys have the option of using the urinal or a stall. I have heard people using the stall exclusively with the idea that you're less exposed and MAY have more time to react than you would standing at the urinal. I have been leaning towards the stall, especially in places that I feel less comfortable in my surroundings. How about the rest of you? Do you make a conscious effort to use the stalls as opposed to the urinals? REVOLVING DOORS: There are a lot of revolving doors in the area where I work. I see this as a potential security risk in that someone could easily trap you within the door. Maybe a little paranoid, but just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they're not out to get you, right? CELL PHONE: I used to carry my phone in my right front pocket, just because I'm right handed and that seemed most convenient. I started thinking about the fact that if I had to draw at some point in the near future I would have to call 911. Having the phone in my right pocket would mean doing some juggling between phone and gun. I now carry my phone in my left rear pocket. KNIVES: I usually carry a pocket knife in my right rear pocket for utility purposes. In one of the classes I took recently I came to realize that my shooting hand would be the most likely hand to be hit in a fight. Not having a knife on the left side would make it difficult to draw if my right hand were injured. Since they're cheap, I now carry one on each side. Makes it much easier to draw if I can't use my right hand at the moment. CARRY LOCATION: My client is a major financial institution. While I have not been given a copy of the employee handbook, being a consultant, I suspect that weapons are not allowed. I carry a fanny pack with me most of the time that I lock in my desk while at work. I also carry an IWB (Inside Waist Band) throughout the day. Neither of these are going to be high speed draws, but they are well concealed. I have heard arguments against SOB (Small Of Back) carry because of potential spinal injuries. I'm curious how other people carry. SITUATIONAL AWARENESS: Not having military experience, I find this a challenge. How do you guys practice or exercise this skill? I have started making an attempt to mentally classify people close to me as I walk down the street at lunch. I also try to make a bit of eye contact with each person, scanning as I walk. Does anyone else have tips for this one? Take care, PrepperTraining. Please add any tips that you have found whether for concealed or open carry.