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Not All Burglars Are Stupid

Not All Burglars Are Stupid

Smart burglars might steal your GPS device to find your home and rob you while you are away. Here are a few examples what not to do…

Most Dangerous Hour – Pedestrian to be Fatally Hit by a Car

Most Dangerous Hour – Pedestrian to be Fatally Hit by a Car

If you are considering a walk while out near the street or traffic, you might want to avoid the most dangerous times of the day when a pedestrian is most likely to be fatally hit by a car...   Analysis shows that a pedestrian's most dangerous time is generally...

What To Do If Someone Is Following You In A Car

What To Do If Someone Is Following You In A Car

It's an alarming and chilling feeling that someone might be following you. There are precautions you should take to make sure that you stay safe.  Here's what you should do if you think that someone is following you in a car:   Are You Being Followed? It doesn't...

5 Drills For Situational Awareness

5 Drills For Situational Awareness

Situational awareness is being aware of one's surroundings, identifying potential threats and dangerous situations. It is more of a mindset than a tangible hands-on skill. It can be applied by anyone with the resolve to do so. Here are a few drills to help practice...

Negligent Discharge – Do This, and it Won’t Happen

Negligent Discharge – Do This, and it Won’t Happen

A negligent discharge of a firearm is nearly always due to one thing: A lack of training and practice. More specifically, keeping your finger off the trigger until you are ready to fire. It's as simple as that. Guns don't shoot by themselves. They are simply hunks of...

How To Block IR Infrared Thermal Imaging

How To Block IR Infrared Thermal Imaging

A warm body can be detected by thermal imaging equipment from its IR (Infrared) heat signature. It's a difficult challenge to avoid detection, be it animal or human. Warm blooded. (jump to tips) You may be camouflaged in the best concealment there is, but highly...

Uninvited Guests In Time Of Crisis

Uninvited Guests In Time Of Crisis

"If things get bad, I'm coming to your place!" Guest post by Mr. and Mrs. restoringBrad - How many of us have heard people say that, or something similar to it? Even if they were laughing when they said it, they might mean it. Sure, some folks would say that jokingly,...

Motion Light Location You Might Not Have Thought Of…

Motion Light Location You Might Not Have Thought Of…

The best places to put outdoor motion lights. Is this topic even worth writing about? Yes! Why? Because home security is important. It begins at the perimeter. Motion lights are put up outdoors for two reasons. Convenience and Security.   Outdoor Motion Light...

Survival Gun “Go / No-Go” Questions & Answers

Survival Gun “Go / No-Go” Questions & Answers

Guest article by Bogan For the last fifty or more years, an incredible amount of discussion, whether in books, on-line or around the pot-bellied stove has been about the perfect gun for survival, or better yet the composition of the perfect survival battery. Opinions...

21 Personal Security Tips While You’re Out Shopping

21 Personal Security Tips While You’re Out Shopping

I've put together a list of personal security tips geared towards those who go out shopping. Actually this list was assembled awhile ago and I've given it a refresh (with more bonus tips and 3 personal real world examples). The fact is that trouble lurks just beneath...

3 Ways A Burglar Breaks In, 80 Percent Of The Time

3 Ways A Burglar Breaks In, 80 Percent Of The Time

You may be surprised to discover these top 3 methods that a burglar will use to break into a home. 80 percent of the time, entrance is gained through one of the following ways:   1. THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR Most burglars break into a home right through the front...

Situational Awareness Tips & Drills

Situational Awareness Tips & Drills

Even for those who feel pretty confident about their own situational awareness, sometimes it can slip. It's good practice to engage in purposeful awareness beyond the ordinary ho-hum of life's activities. Note that situational awareness is NOT engaging in paranoia....

Your Everyday Carry Handgun Choices, and Why

Your Everyday Carry Handgun Choices, and Why

For those who 'Everyday carry' (EDC) a handgun, or for those who do carry but maybe not everyday, what is your handgun of choice, and why that one? For me it will vary depending on what I'm doing,  where I'm going, the season, what I'm wearing, or whether I'm carrying...