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My Home Defense Nightstand

My Home Defense Nightstand

I can't imagine a much worse scenario than being woken up at night by a noise in your house that an intruder is inside! The overwhelming feeling that someone actually is breaking into your house or someone already inside your home will be a shock to your system. Your...

Internet Security Software : Which Antivirus Do You Use On Your PC?

Internet Security Software : Which Antivirus Do You Use On Your PC?

Everyone should be running some sort of internet security software / antivirus software on their computer to help protect or firewall against viruses, malware, phishing, tracking, ransomware, identity theft, and to help protect your privacy to the extent that you can...

Solar Motion Lights For Outside – Bright Enough To Be Useful

Solar Motion Lights For Outside – Bright Enough To Be Useful

Solar motion lights for outside. They are exceptionally convenient in that their placement can be just about anywhere. (Regular outdoor motion lights require a source of 120 VAC power) (...and a qualified electrician to install them.) Solar motion lights  get their...

Biometric Gun Safe Review Of SentrySafe Pistol Safe (2018)

Biometric Gun Safe Review Of SentrySafe Pistol Safe (2018)

It is now 2018. I have owned the SentrySafe pistol biometric gun safe (actually 3 of them) for nearly 5 years. I'm still of the opinion that they may be the best general purpose pistol biometric gun safe available. I feel compelled to let you know why I still believe...

Avoid Detection By Moving SLOWLY

Avoid Detection By Moving SLOWLY

While moving, and regardless of where, how, or why you're in a situation to avoid detection: Short of being invisible, you need to move SLOWLY to avoid detection. We humans (and most animals) have a very good ability to detect movement. It's built in to our core...

The Golden Horde – Redirecting & Misdirection

The Golden Horde – Redirecting & Misdirection

First, Who is or What is the "Golden Horde"? While the phrase originally came from the ancient Mongols who overran eastern Europe in the 13th Century, the prepper community uses the phrase as follows: "The "Golden Horde" is (are) the anticipated throngs of unorganized...

Fake TV – Home Security Burglar Deterrent – How it Works

Fake TV – Home Security Burglar Deterrent – How it Works

A Fake TV is a great burglar deterrent! It's even more effective than ordinary lights on a timer in my opinion. Here's why, and explanation how it works (read on). This is the one that I own. I've had it for a number of years. I can report that it has held up...

50 Personal Security Tips

50 Personal Security Tips

Personal security is often overlooked, ignored, or never even thought of. Most people go about their daily lives and routines without a thought of potential danger lurking nearby. It's great that for the most part we don't have to worry too much about it. The trap...

MSB Upgraded to 2048 bit Encryption Internet Security

MSB Upgraded to 2048 bit Encryption Internet Security

Modern Survival Blog has been upgraded to 'https' (as opposed to 'http'). https://modernsurvivalblog.com/ For those technically challenged: This simply means we've upgraded ModernSurvivalBlog.com so that the internet connection between your computer and our server is...

How To Know If Someone Is Following You

How To Know If Someone Is Following You

Here's how to find out if someone is following you while you're out walking, jogging, or anywhere out in public. Have you ever had the feeling that someone is following you? Did your senses alert you in some way but you just couldn't put your finger on it? Try using...

Top 5 Reasons Why The Police Will Pull You Over

Top 5 Reasons Why The Police Will Pull You Over

Ever get pulled over by the police? Most of us have at one time or another. What was the reason? Was it one of these? Avoid these top 5 things and you will greatly lessen your chances of getting pulled over by the police! Who wants to get a ticket, right?  ...

Open Carry: Why Don’t More People?

Open Carry: Why Don’t More People?

Is it true that if we don't exercise our rights that they may be more easily taken away? When it comes to firearms carry, I sometimes wonder why I don't see more people open carry in public. Regarding this, I do completely understand the notion of potentially becoming...

Intuition & Gut Instinct: The Mystery Of It All…

Intuition & Gut Instinct: The Mystery Of It All…

Have you ever had that 'gut feeling'? Intuition that something might be about to happen? Something that just doesn't add up or is not quite right? Gut instinct, or intuition, is something that many people unfortunately ignore or are not in tune with. For some people...

10+ Personal Security Tips For Hotel Stays

10+ Personal Security Tips For Hotel Stays

Here is a practical list of personal security tips for those who stay in hotels while traveling for business or pleasure...   1. Consider selecting a hotel room on the second floor which will generally keep you out of reach of criminal activity from the street...

Tactical Vest For The Prepper

Tactical Vest For The Prepper

The tactical vest is not only for the military operator, public safety professionals, or general enthusiasts, but they are for the serious prepper who is planning and training for level-3,4 SHTF preparedness. What is a tactical vest for? It primarily enables the...

Negligent Discharge Of A Gun And How It Happens

Negligent Discharge Of A Gun And How It Happens

Are you a gun owner? I want you to think seriously about negligent discharges and how they happen. They don't happen from failed safety mechanisms. They don't happen because you dropped the gun. The gun doesn't just "go off".   They do happen when they are...

Situational Awareness And A 360-Mindset

Situational Awareness And A 360-Mindset

What is situational awareness? It is the conscious and subconscious mindset of knowing what's going on around you. "Around" implies 360-degrees - more than just what's in front of you... How many people do you observe during any given day who are 'tuned out' as they...

Transforming Your Home Into A Fortified Castle

Transforming Your Home Into A Fortified Castle

As we increasingly move into an uncertain and dangerous world, for many of us our homes will be our last refuge of safety and security. While the ordinary home at a minimum provides shelter from the elements, the fortification of the home will become (and is becoming)...

When People Get Scared They Get Protection

When People Get Scared They Get Protection

image source: ZeroHedge I came across an interesting statistic, one which somewhat surprised me. The number of FBI firearms background checks for the month of May have set a new record. Why was I surprised? Because since Trump was elected, the fear of "gun-grabbing"...

The Benefits Of A Chest Holster For Firearms Carry Outdoors

The Benefits Of A Chest Holster For Firearms Carry Outdoors

image: GunfightersINC A Chest Holster is the ultimate way to carry a firearm when outdoor activities make it inconvenient (or impossible) to hip carry. Activities including hiking, back country travel, hunting, fishing, riding an ATV, backpacking, etc.. may be more...

7 Mistakes That Burglars Love You To Make…

7 Mistakes That Burglars Love You To Make…

Each year, more than 2 million homes are breached by burglars - a burglary every 15 seconds. There are many mistakes that a home burglar would love you to make. Here are a few of them:   LEAVING THE BURGLAR ALARM SYSTEM OFF For those who have a home burglar alarm...

Weapons Light And Universal Barrel Mount

Weapons Light And Universal Barrel Mount

Lets talk about the weapons light. I would like to share with you a few of my own setups, some of the potential reasons why it may be advantageous to have a weapons light, and a simple inexpensive way to attach one to most any firearms barrel:   A weapons light....

How Many Extra Magazines For Your Handguns, Rifles, AR-15’s ?

How Many Extra Magazines For Your Handguns, Rifles, AR-15’s ?

For those of you who own semi-auto handguns, rifles, and/or AR's, lets talk about the issue of how many extra magazines that you should have for each, the reasons as to why, and do you actually currently have enough extra magazines to feel comfortable... Magazines...

Ten Concealed Carry Mistakes

Ten Concealed Carry Mistakes

(Doesn't look like a concealed carry mistake, but I couldn't resist 😉 )   The following list of ten concealed carry mistakes will hopefully get those of you who carry a handgun - thinking and doing something about it... Feel free to add you own considerations to...

8 Steps To Prepare For A Stranger At Your Home

8 Steps To Prepare For A Stranger At Your Home

When a stranger is scheduled to come into your home, there are some precautions that you should consider to ensure your security during the visit and afterwards. Since you don't know that repairman or service worker or stranger, why would you trust your life or...

Room Darkening Material For Windows And Your Security

Room Darkening Material For Windows And Your Security

Not only will room darkening materials keep outdoor light from getting in but will also keep indoor light from getting out. Why might this be important and how does it relate to preparedness? Answer:   Keeping indoor light from being visible to the outdoor world...

The 2017 TV Series – Hunted

The 2017 TV Series – Hunted

I recently finished watching the last episode of the CBS TV series, 'HUNTED'. The show was a contest to discover if any within a group of 9 duo teams could stay undiscovered by a team within .gov who were chasing them. The various teams being hunted (comprised of two...

OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends

OPSEC And Your Circle Of Friends

OPSEC, or Operational Security can be so very, very important. What is OPSEC? In short, it is keeping certain things secret, or simply the purposeful action of not talking about something or avoiding the topic altogether. When it comes to prepping, preparedness,...

10 Tips To Camouflage Movements And Evasion

10 Tips To Camouflage Movements And Evasion

Here are a few tips regarding camouflage and movements during evasion or otherwise... Add you own tips to the list below:   1. Avoid being directly seen by 'the enemy' or detection devices. Be aware of direct lines of sight between you and 'the enemy'. 2. Shape,...

New Hampshire Is Now A Constitutional Carry State

New Hampshire Is Now A Constitutional Carry State

As a New Hampshire resident I am pleased that the current state government saw fit to align with the U.S. Constitution and its 2nd Amendment. Governor Chris Sununu Signs Constitutional Carry Legislation. Concord, NH – Governor Chris Sununu today signed Senate Bill 12,...

Surviving Haiti – A Real World SHTF Environment

Surviving Haiti – A Real World SHTF Environment

Eric Borton relates and reflects upon his personal experiences in a real-world SHTF environment (Haiti) while pointing out some of his 'lessons learned' such as "being prepared is more than just having the gear or the guns" and "surviving in that environment was more...

Self Defense Threat And The Tueller Distance 21-Foot-Rule

Self Defense Threat And The Tueller Distance 21-Foot-Rule

Dennis Tueller, a now retired Salt Lake City police officer, had asked the question "At what distance is an impact weapon an imminent threat?" Is it five or ten feet? Fifteen feet? More? In other words, at what distance will someone handling a baseball bat or a knife...

A Pack Of Predators Rely On Their Numbers To Prey On The Weak

A Pack Of Predators Rely On Their Numbers To Prey On The Weak

Predators run in packs. Predators will instinctively prey on the weak - especially those separated from the herd. Predators are opportunists looking for easy targets first. Not only is this true for the four legged predator but also the two legged variety. Again last...