This is the second of three posts regarding OPSEC this week. Today we’re going to discuss the need to keep quite; I don’t mean about your supplies and gear, I mean when you’re trying to keep a low-profile during a SHTF scenario. Besides, the ability to see, humans have a pretty good sense of hearing as well. Again, not as good at it as many animals are, but certainly good enough to detect other humans nearby.
Just like with avoiding detection by sight, we’re not trying to
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I figured I would spend this week (three total posts) talking about OPSEC concerns. We need to have a plan on how to minimize the ability of others (the bad guys) of detecting our presence as much as possible. In particular, we need to consider our three most important senses: sight, hearing, and smell. Today we’ll focus on sight.
The ability of humans to see things like movement and light are pretty darn good. Sure, we’re not as capable as a cat in the dead of night but humans don’t need to
Continue reading There’s Nothing to See Here… Move Along Please!
Many articles have been written regarding Get Home bags (GHB) but for the sake of providing a different option I’ll share what I use. First-off, one must obviously have the bag accessible to be of any benefit if things suddenly start falling apart.
So, how do we have them accessible? Well, we carry them to work in the car or on the train or subway. After we arrive at work we leave the GHB in the trunk or carry it into our work area where we hang it up or place it in, or under our desk. So let’s review
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Near field communication is all the rage in today’s mobile tech talk. But what exactly is it and how is it going to benefit us? The ways and means of communication are ever changing, and NFC is the newest kid on the block. Move on Bluetooth!
- Soccer moms at grocery store check outs
- Business executives on the subway to and from work
- Students on a Museum tour
- Businesses who need quicker and more secure payment gateways for their consumers
- And many more.
How it works:
This technology allows Smartphones and other enabled devices communicate with
Continue reading Guest Post: Near Field Communication (NFC) – Is this the new form of making payments?
Secrecy is a huge tenet of the preparedness movement that I definitely do NOT seem to adhere to! Having said that, I do realize that many preppers want to keep their “stuff” under the radar. If, more like when, the time comes I too will want to keep a few things hidden.
Even if that time never comes, it can’t hurt to keep the majority of your preps and actions held close to the vest. Perhaps even more important than your physical preps is the ability to keep your personal data and information out of the hands of the bad
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