‘Black Marble’ High Resolution Night Lights of United States
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‘Black Marble’ High Resolution Night Lights of United States

NASA has just released an incredible series (named ‘Black Marble’) of high resolution satellite images of earth at night. From a survival preparedness standpoint, population density is a major concern and risk factor when considering the consequences of natural or man made disaster. Living in or near highly populated regions brings on a very high…

Plywood Window Barriers For Emergency Home Security
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…

DHS Laser Scanners Coming Soon…
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DHS Laser Scanners Coming Soon…

A laser system that can measure the vibrational spectrum of the molecules on your body or the molecules of things you’ve come in contact with… and determine what they are? Sound like science fiction? Think again. The latest apparent ‘toy’ for the Department of Homeland Security, and coming to an airport near you… are laser…

Camouflage And Blend With Environment
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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…

My Group Is Better Than Your Group
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My Group Is Better Than Your Group

People who are part of a group, or people who feel connected with a particular group, will usually feel that their group is better than another group. It’s human nature to associate and identify with a group and to feel competitive towards another group. Look at sports, for example. Most people consider themselves to be…

Who Will Be The Enemy After The Collapse?
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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…