For most of us it’s easy to let your home and personal security lapse. After all, how often is your life or property ever really in danger due to other people’s actions? Unless you live or work in “bad neighborhoods” or just have bad luck I would guess it’s a relatively rare occurrence… I know I’ve never been robbed or had my house broken into. Of course, more than 2 million burglaries are reported each year in the U.S. (at a rate of about one every 13 seconds) with
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I’ve been spending a lot of time at my BOL thinking about a one-gun solution for defending the family in time of SHTF. After much discussion with my survival family and colleagues, we collectively concluded that there is no such thing as a one-gun solution to address the plethora of variations of circumstances involved in a SHTF scenario.
Because times are tough and getting tougher, I decided that I would attempt to create a simple, cheap, and versatile weapon system, consisting of just one gun. The accompanying photos
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I’ll cut right to the chase: I’ve been pondering wireless alarm systems lately. Ever since my 99 capacities post on Detect, Deter, and Deny Intruders a few weeks back I’ve been thinking that an alarm system is a potential prep item that I’ve overlooked. Sure, we talk about alarm systems as being something you can and should use when times are “normal,” but I don’t see anyone discussing them in a SHTF scenario.
Maybe that’s because it’s a usless
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Home invasion is on the increase and for many people there are few things more terrifying than the thought of someone forcing their way into your home, especially when it occurs at night when your family are tucked up in bed. Few people have any idea of how they would react if they woke to the unmistakable sound of someone entering your home uninvited. This type of situation is becoming all too common and it can happen to anyone and in any neighborhood. According to the FBI statistics on burglary (not all states count home invasion as a
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These days, you can’t be too sure about your safety even if you’re inside your home. With crime rate increasing in recent years, you need to make sure your house is safe from intruders. One way of doing this is by making sure you have a secure door.
Aside from the obvious solution of locking your doors, there are several other means of turning your door burglar-proof. Most home burglars would try to kick your door or pick the locks to force entry. After reading this article, you’ll learn more about how to protect yourself and your family from harm.
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The more I think about prepping for the long term the more I realize how important early warning can be. I should point out that I have no experience whatsoever with such concepts as I never served in the military or brewed up a batch of moonshine–I just watched the last episode of Moonshiners.
Anyway, two interesting things were recently brought to my attention that may prove useful to you:
- An article on Outdoor surveillance with condenser microphones – for those with some electronics background this
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I have no idea how long the link below will continue to be active, but Coach David has just told me that he is making Disc 1 of his B.E.T. system FREELY available for a limited time on YouTube. I had an opportunity to review it a few weeks ago and was getting excited about (hopefully) offering it to you for a good price in the near future, but free wasn’t exactly what I was thinking about.
Anyway, I thought the content was very useful and maybe, as Coach David says, it will save a
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This post is neither meant to ruffle any feathers with regards to a person’s gun-toting rights nor does it have anything to do with the recent school shooting tragedy. I’m all for a person’s second amendment rights and my heart definitely goes out to all those affected by such a senseless act.
Rather, it’s meant to get you to re-consider your actions and assumptions with respect to firearms safety when you lay your head down at night. While I strongly believe in proper firearms safety for those families that
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While I was watching the movie, Trouble With The Curve the other day, my mind wandered and began to consider what interesting DIY self-defense weapons have been (or could be) created using sporting equipment. After all, some of that stuff is very durable and dangerous enough as-is. Of course, a makeshift weapon is no substitute for proper firepower, I know that. But, if you had to make do, what could be used? I believe one is only limited by their imagination. I will also generally limit this post to sporting equipment even though any number of ideas could be created
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Panic rooms are also called safe or secure rooms and have been featured in Hollywood movies, such as the film “Panic Room” which starred Forest Whitaker and Jodie Foster in 2002, but are Hollywood these portrayals accurate?
What is a Panic Room?
A panic room is not a new concept, in the Middle Ages, barons used to have well-fortified rooms in which they could hide during a particularly heavy siege. Some people have storm- proofed basements or other rooms in their homes so that they can weather a storm, tornado or hurricane, and these could be termed panic rooms.
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