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OPSEC Brilliance: Night Cache with Reflective Trail Markers Called FireTracks!

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Here’s yet another very cool item that Doug has sent my way–this time something called FireTracks which are reflective trail markers found at FireTracks.com–which was developed for hunting and early morning/night caching (or geocaching) among other uses. Doug says:

“The FireTacks are reflective, you need only a very small flashlight. You can place them on …

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Don’t Follow My Lead, Get Your OPSEC in Order… NOW!

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I’ll admit it. I’ve completely screwed up. 100%. There’s no doubt. My OPSEC is blown and has been for a long time. And, to be honest, it probably started with this website. Anybody who’s interested can figure out quite easily what I have, what I know, what I’ve done, and more. Heck, you might know …

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Don’t Mow the Lawn, and Other OPSEC No-No’s

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I thought I was done with OPSEC last week, covering the basics that everyone likes to talk about, including lighting concerns, noise concerns, and smell concerns, but then I got to thinking, there’s more to it than that.

As obvious as it might seem, there are quite a few activities that we do on a …

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What’s That Smell? Oh, Nothing… Nothing at All

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The third major sense we need to consider when it comes to OPSEC during a SHTF scenario is that of smell. Again, as with the other senses, our sense of smell isn’t as good as many animals, but it is plenty good at detecting the unmistakable odors that result from human activity. Things like cooking …

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Did I Hear Something? Of Course, You Didn’t

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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 …

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There’s Nothing to See Here… Move Along Please!

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 …

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An OPSEC Get Home Bag by MorrisB, Editor-at-Large

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 …

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Guest Post: Near Field Communication (NFC) – Is this the new form of making payments?

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! …

Who benefits? Soccer moms at grocery store check outs

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OPSEC and Privacy References You Should Know

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 …

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