A strategy is a a long-range, in-depth, overall plan for maintaining long-term protection. It uses low-level, long-range strategic protection techniques to prevent situations where short-range tactical protective techniques may become necessary. It is a state of mind where a person is thinking about defensive situations, is aware of his/her surroundings, and takes precautions to prevent a defensive situations from occurring. Strategies employ protection techniques that people can use for family, personal, and property protection. They help people develop a protection philosophy that will permeate their daily living and help protect them even when they are not necessarily thinking about protection. Thinking about how you might response to a personal self-defense situation is a protection strategy. Each strategy is composed of specific tactical actions used to accomplish the overall strategy.