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Guest article by NRP;
Preparing and Survival for the most part may be broken down into “Time-Lines”. These concepts have been written about in many articles and seemingly are explained very simply.
My attempt here is to expand on those concepts and to add a few more “Time-Lines” to think about.
1. 3 Nano-Seconds to think
2. 3 Seconds to react
3. 3 Minutes without Air
4. 3 Hours without Shelter
5. 3 Days without Water
6. 3 Weeks without Food
7. 3 Years without Rebuilding
Of their many duties, the police are there to enforce the law – not to interpret the law with regards to a judgement of you and the circumstance you may be in.
Depending on the circumstances, you may be arrested, even if you are innocent. But here’s the thing… when a LEO reads you your Miranda rights, take them seriously. Tell them that you’re taking ‘the fifth’ (the 5th Amendment to the Constitution) to avoid self-incrimination and you want an attorney, and then keep quiet until you have an attorney – even if you’re innocent!
The ‘Miranda warning’ wording varies, but here it is:
“You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have a right to an attorney. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you.”
Question – Why would you say anything if anything you say can and WILL be used against you?
For your information and benefit, if you are ever in a situation where you are being questioned by the police, the basic advice is this… Do not talk to them and do not answer any questions.
There is some advice out there about initial polite wording (which is applicable – you don’t want to intentionally anger the police by not initially saying anything at all), “I’m taking the fifth” and “I would like to talk to a lawyer”, however the point here is to basically keep your mouth shut – until you see an attorney.
While this is not to disrespect the police or to insinuate that police are bad people, when they start questioning you – you might unknowingly incriminate yourself, even if you are innocent!
There are probably 10,000 ways that you might unknowingly implicate yourself in some sort of a criminal transaction.
Home invasion happens. While there are geographical areas more prone to home invasion than others due to socioeconomic and other circumstances, no household is immune.
Home invasion could indeed happen anywhere. And you can be guaranteed that as we descend down further into the depths of economic turmoil, home invasion will become more wide spread as those who are desperate and those who make up the criminal element of society will assert themselves into your space – looking to ‘take what you got’…
We all know the sounds of our own house. The clicks, the creaks, the subtle noises, the appliances, – they all make their sounds under conditions that you have become accustomed to. Your subconscious hears these sounds while your brain goes through a series of ‘checks’ to determine that they’re ‘normal’. You tune it out, so to speak.
HOWEVER, it is remarkable (and a very good thing!) that when there’s something out of the ordinary, your subconscious alerts you that something’s not quite right. Even when you’re sleeping, your ears are still working. If there’s a ‘bump in the night’, your brain may awaken you from your dreaming because that sound did not pass the check list…
So, what do you do?
Which specific types of electronic devices may be useful for emergency preparedness?
We sometimes talk about the preparedness basics such as water, water filters, food, food storage, etc.., but this time lets consider the electronic ‘gadgets’ or electronic systems that may be beneficial towards preparedness in one way or another…
Lithium batteries may be considered a best choice for the most common type of consumer battery (AA-size) (and other sizes!) when used in emergency applications. That is, in a electronic device whereby you need the assurance that it will function at its full potential under harsh conditions and perhaps after having not been used for a very long time.
Here is a list of reasons why lithium batteries are the best:
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This weekly post is an open-forum (any topic) to voice your thoughts, opinions, or questions for others. Lets hear about what you’ve been doing this week for preparedness, or perhaps what you have done to convert your ‘fiat’ (paper) currency into tangible assets 😉
The more who comment, the more that’s spread around for the benefit of all…
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While you are out shopping this season, and while some of these personal security tips may seem paranoid, the fact is that trouble lurks just beneath the surface where criminals are looking for victims. Situational Awareness will enable you to see it on occasion. It’s there.
Here is a list of personal security tips to consider while out shopping: