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Another essential survival skill, Emerson said it’s important to be able to identify objects that can stop or slow bullets, and thus keep you safe. In 100 Deadly Skills he identifies dense wood, concrete, steel and granite as materials that can slow or stop bullets. Additionally, he points out that a granite-top table, the engine side of a car or a concrete planter would make for good bullet protection, but a trash can, a sofa, dry wall or the trunk side of a car would not. “Know the difference between cover and concealment,” Emerson wrote. “Cover stops bullets, concealment doesn’t.”