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Clint Emerson


Retired US Navy SEAL, New York Times Bestselling Author, Crisis Management Professional

Stop being complacent. Start paying attention. Take ownership of your personal security posture. Extinction is the norm, survival is the exception.


Escape The Wolf

Escape the Wolf provides preemptive, holistic safety solutions for employees, students and government personnel. We transform the complex into easy to implement security solutions.

“Every American shares the right and responsibility to a secure personal lifestyle. Escape the Wolf guides the way.”

The Honorable Louis Freeh, former Director of the FBI

100 Deadly Skills

Why do you need 100 deadly skills? Because, in today’s dangerous world, threats to your personal safety can arise anywhere, anytime. I want you to be prepared.

“Those of us who aren’t hero wannabes will be relieved to know that people finding themselves in such dire situations can often be saved by following Emerson’s commonsense tips that don’t require the response of blazing guns, at least not from civilians.”

Melissa Embry – Amazon.com

Violent Nomad

It’s okay for good people to acquire bad guy skills. I want you to be more self reliant. I want you to be preemptive in thought, proactive in action. Be the Violent Nomad.

“We rely on Zero Trace everyday all over the world.”

The CIA, Washington, D.C.

Visit our website at ViolentNomad.com.


You will learn how to escape a locked trunk, make an improvised Taser, trick facial recognition software, prevent tracking, evade a kidnapping, elude an active shooter, rappel down the side of a building, immobilize a bad guy, protect yourself against cyber-criminals, and much more — all using low-tech to “no-tech” methods.

In the Survival Edition, the 100 skills are adapted for civilians from actual field experiences of special forces operations. They offer a complete hands-on and practical guide to help you survive in the wild, no matter the climate or terrain. Get the critical life-saving knowledge for staying safe in any hostile environment or disaster.

100 Deadly Skills
100 Deadly Skills: Survival Edition

ESCAPE THE WOLF: Risk Mitigation

Personal Security Handbook for the Traveling Professional

Using Escape the Wolf’s proven Total Awareness℠ System, learn to blend into the local culture more effectively using insights on cultural practices, traditions and customs. Learn to recognize, assess and avoid threats, ranging from common crime, illness, natural disasters, corporate espionage, and even terrorism. Stay safer in your travels, and in your daily life.

Clint Emerson Public Speaking


Clint’s passion and stories will grab your audience and hold them by the throat…

Clint is available for public speaking engagements on topics including corporate security, crisis management, personal security, travel security, 100 Deadly Skills, leadership and teamwork.

In The News

Media mentions of Clint from around the Internet.

Clint Emerson turned his back on me and raised his hands above his head. I lifted the Ruger 9mm pistol he had handed me moments before and pointed the barrel between his shoulder blades…


Continue reading on TexasMonthly

TexasMonthly – Brantley Hargrove – October 2015

100 Deadly Skills

For those traveling abroad without weapons or body armor, ‘100 Deadly Skills’ gives tips on surviving the worst…


Continue reading on Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal – Jennifer Maloney – April 2016

“If there is no cover, run in a zigzag motion as fast as you can to the first right-hand turn and get yourself out of sight,” says Emerson. “That makes it very difficult for the shooter to be accurate…”


Continue reading on Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping – Ashley Edwards Walker – October 2016