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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...

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...

When People Within The Crowd Become A Mob

When People Within The Crowd Become A Mob

When people are part of a large group of 'protestors' or a very large crowd where emotions are highly charged, these people as individuals will become vulnerable of losing their individuality. While a given person is physically him or herself, their thoughts,...

A Belly Band Holster For Concealed Or Outside Carry

A Belly Band Holster For Concealed Or Outside Carry

The belly band holster provides a quick and easy method to carry a handgun. It only takes seconds to put it on, it's inexpensive, and it has attributes. Among the many holsters that I have, the belly band has its unique purpose. My favorite use is during the winter...

Hiding In Plain Sight

Hiding In Plain Sight

Under some circumstances there may be reasons such that you don't want to be noticed, or you don't want to stand out while moving through an area, etc.. Instead, you want to hide in plain sight. Here are a few thoughts how to do it...   (UPDATED) Humans tend to...

Home Invasion And What To Do…

Home Invasion And What To Do…

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...

The Best And Worst Place To Hide Extra Cash At Home

The Best And Worst Place To Hide Extra Cash At Home

It's a good idea to keep some extra cash at home for preparedness - for 'just in case'. But where is a good place to keep and hide that extra cash? If your home is ever burglarized, you don't want to make it easy for them to find.   The Worst Place To Keep Cash...

We Have a Problem – The Aftermath

We Have a Problem – The Aftermath

Set the stage: The $hit has hit the fan. A 'bank holiday' has been declared and the dollar has collapsed...having lost 40% of what it was just a few days ago. The reasons for the collapse are not relevant any more. Most people don't understand why it happened, and are...

The Bugging In or Out Decision

The Bugging In or Out Decision

I recently received the following email questioning my thoughts regarding the decision to bug-in OR to bug-out, and I would like to respond to it... I came across your website a few days ago and I really like it. I've been working (very slowly) on prep since 2008....

What To Do In A Riot And How To Get Out…

What To Do In A Riot And How To Get Out…

Rule #1, don't be in a riot. With that said, lets say that you are NOT there to antagonize or disrupt, but your circumstances have you caught up in a riot. What do you do? How do you get out of a riot safely? Here are several tips to help you get out of a riot:  ...

How To Choose The Best Safest Seat In A Restaurant Or Public Place

How To Choose The Best Safest Seat In A Restaurant Or Public Place

Whether being seated in a restaurant or some other public place, those who are in tune with 'situational awareness' will run through a set of criteria in their mind before settling upon a particular best, safest, seat. Why would anyone care about how to choose a so...

SHTF Social Collapse And The Pitfall Of Being A Pacifist

SHTF Social Collapse And The Pitfall Of Being A Pacifist

The root belief and assumption of the pacifist includes this: Most everyone is 'good', and 'human nature' at its core is generally all-embracing and positive. A pacifist rejects violence in any shape or form. While I have no issue with the pacifist (people are who...

Effective Practice For Concealed Carry Self Defense

Effective Practice For Concealed Carry Self Defense

Effective self defense with a handgun involves reality based training and practice. It needs to be practiced into 'muscle memory' to the extent that if and when the MOMENT arrives to use lethal force, that you will react swiftly and effectively to save your life or...

Staying Away From The Crowd For Safety, Security, Survival

Staying Away From The Crowd For Safety, Security, Survival

In so many ways, by adhering to the advice "stay away from crowds", you will up your odds of safety, security, and survival. Now that I live in a place where crowds are essentially non-existent, the contrast is very high when I travel to regions of crowded spaces and...

Home Fire Safety

Home Fire Safety

At home, in less than 30 seconds a small flame can become completely out of control and quickly rage into a major fire. Many of the materials, fabrics, and furniture in your home are susceptible to rapid development into a house fire. It only takes minutes for thick...

Password Mistakes And How To Correct Them

Password Mistakes And How To Correct Them

Today's modern technological world of the internet often requires that we keep and deal with countless passwords. It can be daunting and frustrating to manage this aspect of our modern lives and consequentially there are lots of password mistakes that people make...

Preparing For The Conflict Of Societal Chaos

Preparing For The Conflict Of Societal Chaos

Here's the scenario... Societal chaos is advancing and expanding due to a disastrous chain of events which has left a large portion of the population in an increasingly desperate state. People are hungry, thirsty, and becoming aggressive to get what they need. The...

Disruptions In Daily Routine And People Panic…

Disruptions In Daily Routine And People Panic…

People have their normal routines which are 'etched in stone' so to speak. If and when any of these routines or normal expectations are unexpectedly disrupted, some of these people (a probable high percentage thereof) will panic or 'brain freeze' through the...

Security Lighting – Tips and Considerations

Security Lighting – Tips and Considerations

Security lighting is the best preventative measure that you can take for home security. This may include outdoor motion lights or other such lighting for burglary deterrence and nighttime security purposes. Once you've installed security lighting, you will be rewarded...

OPSEC For The Preparedness-Minded

OPSEC For The Preparedness-Minded

OPSEC, (operational security) is a process of protecting and safeguarding something - typically information, or things, plans, actions, or accomplishments - from adversaries. In simple terms, it's keeping 'it' secret... The notion of OPSEC is often referenced in...

Security Against The Unprepared

Security Against The Unprepared

The unprepared. Sadly, most people are unprepared in the context of 'survival and preparedness' and/or just having a deep food pantry. While recently having discussed the notion of being prepared for the unprepared, I touched upon the very real need for security...

How To Tell If Someone Is Armed – Carrying A Gun

How To Tell If Someone Is Armed – Carrying A Gun

When observing 'a subject' for the purpose of trying to determine whether or not that person is possibly armed, what is the first crucial trait that you should try to determine about that individual? Here's the answer, as well as the things to look for - how to know...

Does Your State Have A Castle Doctrine?

Does Your State Have A Castle Doctrine?

A castle doctrine (also known as a castle law) is a long standing American legal concept arising from English Common Law that designates a person's abode as a place in which that person has certain protections and immunities permitting him or her, in certain...

Is There A Prison Near You?

Is There A Prison Near You?

Image: ADX 'Supermax', Florence,CO (Getty Images) Here's a hypothetical for you: While considering the worst case scenario whereby societal collapse and/or complete infrastructure failure (e.g. EMP, grid-down) leads to the escape/release of prisoners within the U.S.,...

Test Your Situational Awareness By Watching These Short Videos…

Test Your Situational Awareness By Watching These Short Videos…

Situational Awareness (a semi-regular topic here) is a condition that is GREATLY lacking among the common public at large. It makes sense I suppose, given our modern society filled with safety nets. There's little reason to hone one's situational awareness skills. Or...