Category: Defense / Security / Safety

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Booby Traps For SHTF Protection (link)

Have you ever thought about adding booby traps to your preps? I have, particularly where SHTF is concerned. Obviously, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to employing such devices since they can be quite devastating and even deadly; there’s something to be said for NOT wanting them to be used against people they shouldn’t be, such as neighbors and friendlies. In fact, there’s the whole liability thing too. That said, you should have some clue about how to employ traps in a post-SHTF world…

“Booby traps are devices set up with the intent to surprise, harm, or even kill a unknowing victim. They are triggered by the presence or unwitting actions of another.

Booby traps have been used since ancient times. Cave drawings indicate even prehistoric humans used them as a means of capturing prey, such as in “pit falls” where a large hole is dug and spikes placed inside. The hole is then covered.

Historically speaking, booby traps do not win wars. They

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Whip Palm Strike for Self Defense (video)

I think this only works for tall people which excludes me, lol. Turns out this may not be a great self defense option but Coach David suggests how it could be useful in some instances. Also, there are some video clips of people fighting (not very well, mind you) but just be aware if there are young kids around…

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Instinctive Shooting: No Sights Required (link)

How often do you shoot your firearm without looking down the sights? How about… NEVER! Maybe that’s not always the best plan, at least, according to this article, plus you’ll get some good tips on how to employ instinctive shooting in your training…

“In close quarters, defensive shooting, you do not aim as such using your handguns sights, because you usually you do not have time for this. You use a method known as instinctive – or point shooting. Instinctive shooting is simple you point the gun and pull the trigger. You need to ensure you have a good grip on your handgun, your wrist is locked and the forearm of your gun hand is in line with your handgun.

For instinctive or point shooting at ranges of about 3 to 10 yards, you should bring the handgun up with stretched arms at chest or chin level, with both eyes looking at your target area. Point the handgun at the target area (i.e. head or chest); when the target is aligned, you fire. There is no need to

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A Knock At The Door, What Should You Do? (link)

This is a good question, isn’t it? And one that few people expect to deal with but, sadly, it’s a potentially scary circumstance all American’s may face in their lifetime. Granted, the potential “threat” could be nothing at all but, then again, it could be your worst nightmare. What would you do? Here’s some thoughts from a law enforcement officer…

“A couple of years ago, when my mother still lived alone and before it became evident that her dementia was worsening, I took my wife and two daughters for an overnight visit. She lived about four hours from where we do and we often planned visits that allowed us to spend two days or more with her.

My mother liked to sleep on the couch in the living room. She had what some might consider an irrational fear of sleeping upstairs in the event that she had to get out of the house quickly or confront a situation in the middle of the night that might go unnoticed if she was sleeping on another floor

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Affordable Thermal Vision Option (video)

Southernprepper1 talks about night vision as a combat force multiplier but, like he says, it can get really expensive! Here’s a lesser expensive option, the …

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7 Great Places to Hide and Secure Your Prepper Supplies in Your Home (Guest Post)

Have you ever wondered how to secure your valuables, prepping supplies, and weapons if you need to leave home for a while? Are you concerned that these items might be stolen if someone broke in and had plenty of time to go through the contents of your home? In these days of possible civil unrest, it is very important to know how to hide your stockpile and other valuables in secret locations within your home. The last thing you want for you and your family is to have your supplies and weapons stolen by looters or thieves. Typically, when looters or robbers hit your home, they want to be in and out in a short time. The longer they are there, the greater their chances of getting caught.

While hiding and securing your valuables in plain sight is a surprisingly good, yet overlooked option, secret caches are also very important. Here are some basic rules you should always follow no matter where you wind up hiding your valuables:

Never talk about your hiding places to anyone that

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3 Secrets To Great Shooting by Rob Leatham 6x IPSC World Champion (video)

I like this guy! He tells it like it is and offers no B.S. advice for shooting better…

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Can Enough Shirts Make You Bulletproof? (video)

I’d wondered this myself. After all, if phone books and water bottles can stop bullets, why not clothing? They start with 20 shirts and move on up from there.

Spoiler alert: you’ll fall over from clothing by the time you get to the number of shirts you’d need to stop a hollow point 9mm, but it’s fun to watch nonetheless. 🙂

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The “Stealth Shelf” Quick Access Gun Safe (video)

If you want to get early access to the “stealth shelf” for quick access to firearms or really anything you like, you can do so here on Kickstarter for what seems a reasonable price. And here’s the video by Grant Thompson describing the shelf…

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Is Firewood Cover or Concealment? (video)

I’m really liking this guy’s videos but I’d prefer to stack that firewood two deep just in case, lol…

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