Being Street Smart

Being Street Smart

Whether you are set to travel into a bad neighborhood or if you are preparing for a societal collapse in which most neighborhoods will turn bad, knowing how to be street smart may save you trouble or your life. You cannot just learn it by reading about it and then saying to yourself that you…

Carjacking: Victim or Avoidance

Carjacking: Victim or Avoidance

What Is Carjacking? Carjacking is the crime of stealing a motor vehicle when the vehicle is occupied. Typically, the carjacker is armed, and the driver is forced out of the car with the threat of bodily injury. In other rarer cases, the driver is kidnapped under the assault by a weapon, or made to drive…

Plywood Window Barriers For Emergency Home Security

Plywood Window Barriers For Emergency Home Security

Image Source: National Geographic One of the episodes of the TV series, Doomsday Preppers (Season 2), highlights Jay Blevins who is preparing for the breakdown of social order following an economic collapse. Jay’s primary risk awareness motivator is one that I believe to be perhaps the most likely (or one of the most likely) scenarios…

How To Survive A Stampede

How To Survive A Stampede

Mass casualties can result from a human stampede. A peaceful crowd can quickly turn into a senseless panicked heaving mass in which rational behavior by any single individual becomes nearly impossible. What’s worse is that the stampede can be triggered while there is no actual danger. Under certain situations, a crowd that has grown to…

4 Simple Self Defense Techniques

4 Simple Self Defense Techniques

When it comes to basic self defense technique, it does not have to be complicated, and in fact it (the technique) will arguably be MUCH MORE EFFECTIVE if it is kept VERY SIMPLE. During intense periods of stress and/or panic, the human mind will seemingly slow down, you may get tunnel vision, and you will…

Your Security At Shopping Center Parking Lots

Your Security At Shopping Center Parking Lots

All shopping centers, regardless of their size, have something in common… a parking lot. This is where you or your family is at greatest risk at the shopping center. Think about this… in a parking lot, everyone is a stranger. A violent criminal can easily fit in with everyone else, unnoticed, and appear as ordinary…

If You HAVE TO Bug-Out

If You HAVE TO Bug-Out

I’ve written about this before. This time though, think about this… If for some reason you had to bug-out, and you had no choice… let me repeat, “you had no choice”, WHAT WOULD YOU DO? and WHERE WOULD YOU GO? Have you thought about it at all? Instead of imagining a scenario where you could…

Camouflage And Blend With Environment

Camouflage And Blend With Environment

3D sidewalk camouflage is a stunning example of how easy it is to trick the human response based on what you ‘think’ you see. The images illustrated below are examples of how an artist can seemingly turn a flat street or sidewalk into a gaping abyss or nearly any other illusion that appears so real…

Who Will Be The Enemy After The Collapse?

Who Will Be The Enemy After The Collapse?

“Know your enemy” (from the ancient Chinese military text “The Art of War”), is always good advice when strategizing security. In the context of a post collapse society, this is also true. Who will be your enemy? First of all, it will be ‘people’. In a wide scale society-impacting disaster scenario, when the consciousness of…

Fireproof Safe

Fireproof Safe

A fireproof safe is an important asset for anyone wishing to protect important documents, cash, other valuables. Why a fireproof safe? Should go without saying, but there are lots of safes out there that are not fireproof, for less money, but are at obvious risk if there’s a fire! A fireproof safe (more accurately called…