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Martial Law Resources – Enough To Control The Population?

Martial Law Resources – Enough To Control The Population?

Martial Law is the suspension of civil authority and the imposition of military authority. They act as the police, as the courts, as the legislature. Martial law can be used by governments to enforce their rule over the public. What Could Happen Under Martial Law?...

21 Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You

21 Things Your Burglar Won’t Tell You

Concerned about home security while someone is knocking at your door? Here are 21 things 'your burglar' won't tell you...   1. "Of course I look familiar. I was here just last week cleaning your carpets, painting your shutters, or delivering your new...

Decoy Safe Hiding In Plain Sight To Fool A Home Burglar

Decoy Safe Hiding In Plain Sight To Fool A Home Burglar

Most burglaries occur in the day time, usually between 8am-5pm. This is because most people are at work. In general, the suspect is only in the house for less than 5 minutes, unless you are on vacation and they have hours. The typical home burglar is looking for cash,...

How Many Times A Firearm Is Used For Effective Self Defense

How Many Times A Firearm Is Used For Effective Self Defense

The following is a combination of my thoughts as well as information sourced from an article I read from CocealedCarry magazine, published by USCCA.com. We never hear about the times (any time) a firearm is used for effective defense. Rather, mainstream media will...

Radio Communications Post SHTF

Radio Communications Post SHTF

Will radio communications be helpful during the time period of post-SHTF? I recently read the following comment / question here on the blog and felt it would be an interesting topic to consider. "...still unsure in my mind how useful radio communications aside from...

“OPSEC” (Operational Security) on the World Wide Web

“OPSEC” (Operational Security) on the World Wide Web

Guest post by 'restoringBrad' World Wide Web- Buckle up, it could be a bumpy ride! ISP: ISP (Internet Service Provider) It's the company you pay to provide you with access to the internet. Some ISP's will record, to some degree, everything you do. Some state they do...

“OPSEC”  (Operational Security or Operations Security)

“OPSEC” (Operational Security or Operations Security)

Guest post by 'restoringBrad' What is OPSEC Basically, OPSEC is used to describe a means of keeping sensitive or potentially sensitive information "secure" or private. This prevents said information from being used to your disadvantage by others. Most of us have heard...

How To Determine When It’s REALLY SHTF instead of a ‘blow over’

How To Determine When It’s REALLY SHTF instead of a ‘blow over’

A MSB reader recently said, "Where I live Semi Rural there is enough currently reported lawlessness, illegal drugs and people living paycheck to paycheck unable to replace a flat tire IN THE MIDDLE of Winter driving on a donut spare… to give me reason to be...

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...