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How to Live in an Area Known for Fires

Whether your dwelling sits comfortably in California, the deep South, or anywhere else prone to wildfires, you probably know that it’s possible to safely life in a place with frequent fires. While it’s important to stay on your toes and take the necessary precautions to live safely in your area, it doesn’t help to live […]

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How to Minimize Wildfires While Homesteading

Wildfires might seem terrifying, especially if you’re in their path. But they’re as natural as the land they burn. Traditionally, lightning strikes or volcanic eruptions can spark wildfires that tear their way across the landscape, burning everything in their path. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. These fires clear away dead plants and underbrush and […]

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Scary Wi-Fi Hacking Electronics!

Worried about your Wi-Fi getting hacked? No? After watching this you should be. Although I’d known some of these nefarious tools existed, I had no idea how easy they are to purchase (often on Amazon for cheap), use (I could probably figure it out), and worst of all… how quickly they can be employed to […]

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7 Steps to Increase Your SHTF Security

Your home is your castle, or so the old saying goes. What did kings use castles for in the days of yore? Although they were fantastic and often garish displays of wealth, their primary role was to create a defensible position to protect inhabitants from a siege. While you might not be defending your home […]

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Air Guns For Self Defense?

The title got my attention. It’s an interesting thought experiment but clearly no substitute to a firearm for self defense as the experiments he conducts show. There’s just not enough stopping power in most air guns, especially handgun-style options. Plus, there’s the very real concern that many of these pellet guns look exactly like their […]

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Reality Check: Your SHTF Security Sucks

When I posted this video last week on ditching your bug out–which I still think is generally a bad idea–I noticed that John Lovell made some good points about how easy it would be for people like him (he’s a former Army Ranger) to simply storm your property and take everything you’ve managed to stockpile. […]

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Flood Survival Advice

We live on a volatile planet. At any given time, there are fires, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes and volcanic eruptions taking place all around the globe. These natural disasters may vary depending on where you live, but floods, in particular, can happen nearly anywhere. If you live in a flood zone or find yourself in the […]

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8 Reasons to Invest in Smart Home Security Today

Your home is one of the most expensive purchases that you’ll ever invest in, often spending years saving for just the right place. It’s critical to feel safe in your home and, unfortunately, the world isn’t such a safe place anymore. You need to be proactive in protecting your family and property. As such, here […]

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Defense / Security / Safety Disaster Planning

How to Turn Your Basement Into a Survival Shelter

If you’re considering setting up a survival space in or around your home, don’t jump immediately to digging a hole in your yard and setting up an underground bunker. After all, a bunker might end up killing you. If your home has a basement or cellar, you may already have the foundations of a viable […]

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Defense / Security / Safety Disaster Planning

How to Protect Your Family During Civil Unrest

The start of this new decade has proven to be a tumultuous one. Between a global viral pandemic and worldwide protest and riots in response to the death of George Floyd at the hands of law enforcement, tensions and tempers are high. It doesn’t take much to turn a peaceful protest into a full-blown riot, […]