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$1 Door / Window Security Alarms (video)

These simple wireless burglar security magnet alarms can be a useful addition to your door/window security. I’ve used these (or something very similar) in the past and I can say that they’re decent enough to let you know somethings “up” but probably NOT loud enough if you’re using them in a very large home (such as […]

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Body Armor: Beyond Bullets

The folks at SafeguardArmor.com sent me the following post to share with you today. I’d say it’s a healthy reminder that body armor really can be useful to us preppers, even beyond the obvious ones such as a shootout. If/when SHTF, I guarantee you’ll feel almost naked without appropriate protection… The art of survival is […]

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ROBOCOPP Grenade Personal Alarm (video)

The [easyazon_link identifier=”B010U2XD60″ locale=”US” tag=”rethinksurviv-20″]Robocopp Grenade[/easyazon_link] offers an interesting way to get attention with a 120 db siren and at less than an ounce it’s easy to take with you. The video also suggests a few additional “outside the box” ideas for use. FYI, he mentions a $5 discount to buy from their website (https://www.robocopp.com/store/p2/ROBOCOPP_Grenade.html) but […]

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How a Bullet Proof Vest Can Protect You in a Car Crash (Guest Post)

The following was contributed by the folks at SafeGuardArmor.com… Many do not realize the potential benefits of owning a bullet proof vest; it should be an important part of anyone’s survival equipment. After all, all your preparation will be for naught if an errant bullet from a panicky survivor is all it takes to kill […]

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Defense / Security / Safety DIY Projects

How to Make a DIY “Hidden” Coffee Can Diversion Safe

I had fun making the Diversion Safe Using a Vegetable Can the other week and wondered if I could make the idea even more useful using a typical #10 coffee can. I choose to use a can of white wheat because I figured that almost nobody would choose to mess with a can of wheat. […]

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4 Misconceptions About Fire Shutters (Guest Post)

Commercial building fires are more prevalent than house fires. True or false? False. Based on the survey conducted by the Society of Fire Protection Engineers in the US, most reported fire incidents have started from homes, kitchens mostly. Residential fires caused the majority of deaths and injuries. Most buildings have impenetrable industrial roller doors and […]

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How to Make a DIY Diversion Safe from a Vegetable Can

I got this idea of making a diversion safe from a video but instead of using a larger can and mason jar I decided to use a typical vegetable can (green beans) and a pill bottle. The project went rather quickly and turned out pretty good. Here’s how I did it: Take any common vegetable […]

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BEWARE: Tis’ The Season to Steal!

Seeing as though the holidays are almost over and the Christmas presents are about to be unveiled, remember too that burglars and thieves are well aware that “tis the season steal.” Make no mistake, they’re giddy with anticipation. The question is: What can and should you do to keep what’s yours and the burglars out? Fortunately, […]

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Attach Res-Q-Me to Seat Belt for BEST Accessibility

This just recently dawned on me and though I’ve yet to purchase the handy Res-Q-Me Keychain Car Escape Tool (pack of 2) for my own use, I have been contemplating where the best place to keep it would be when I do. Photos show it attached to keychains like this: But I’m wondering if that’s […]

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Pepper Spray Pros and Cons for Self Defense

Pepper spray is one of those self-defense items that seems to either get too much credit or perhaps not enough, in my humble opinion. Obviously, if we’re talking about whether pepper spray is suitable for truly stopping a violent attack, it is not. At best pepper spray buys you time… enough time to do something useful […]