Category Archives: Defense (Safety and Security)

The 10/22 Rifle as a Survival Weapon

What is the best gun to have when things go south? In other words, which firearm will let you survive outdoors, far from civilization, and feed yourself and your family fresh meat that you’ve obtained yourself? This question stirs up a lot of debate, but we are advocates for the Ruger 10/22, a .22 caliber rifle that is a most formidable rifle in the hands of a marksman. It is capable of not only bagging rabbits, but can also take down a deer and can be very deadly with the right sort of knowledge and skill. A Classic Long Gun … Continue reading

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Starting and Growing a Neighborhood Watch

EDITOR’S NOTE: Below is a good article on establishing a neighborhood watch, which is an excellent way to, not only meet your neighbors, but to get an idea who might be open to more preparedness minded projects. I’ve included, with permission, the entire article here for archival purposes. Please go to Starting and Growing a Neighborhood Watch. Neighborhood Watch programs help keep neighborhoods and communities safe. Starting your own crime prevention program—or reviving one that’s already been started in your neighborhood—can reduce crime in your area and give you a greater sense of security, and can even help improve your property’s … Continue reading

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Arm Thyself

Yesterday, there was a protest in downtown Chicago. Seems to have gone rather peacefully, so many of you probably didn’t hear anything about it. If you watch the news reports closely, you’ll find protests are more common than you might think. For every “big” protest that becomes violent, there are many smaller ones with the same potential. It doesn’t matter whether you agree/support their cause or not, being in or around a protest can be very dangerous. I cringe at those fools who bring their children to such an event; talk about child-endangerment. On one side of the spectrum, you … Continue reading

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Prepper News Watch for August 19, 2014

As you have, no doubt, noticed, the situation in Ferguson is being fanned by the media, anarchists, criminals, and racists. Don’t be fooled, this is not a protest. It’s a cover for rampant violence from a segment of society whom believes they are entitled. Entitled to what? Apparently, anything they want. This is not a peaceful protest, as you may have been led to believe. These “peaceful” protestors are shooting at the cops, burning buildings, and looting, all in the name of “Give us Justice!” The Police Chief is trying everything he can think of to quell the violence: More … Continue reading

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Al-Qaeda Calls for Car Bomb Attacks on American Cities, Targets Abroad

Al-Qaeda Calls for Car Bomb Attacks on American Cities, Targets Abroad: The latest issue of Al-Qaeda’s Inspire magazine contains an article about using car bombs in U.S. cities as well as abroad during election seasons, both presidential and congressional, as well as on Christmas and New Years Eve. The cities and areas listed in the piece include Washington, D.C., New York, Northern Virginia, Chicago, and Los Angeles. America is our first target, followed by United Kingdom, France and other crusader countries. As for the field target for the car-bomb, you have places flooded with individuals, e.g. sports events in which tens of thousands … Continue reading

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Episode 227 – Personal Safety and Security

MP3 Audio [21 MB]DownloadShow URL Talking with security expert, Fred Henss, about maintaining your personal security. Fred has given this class to thousands of people and it’s one of the more popular classes that he teaches. I’ve asked him to go over his class with us. This is one of those podcasts that you’ll want to share with family and friends as a way to help them stay better focused on their personal safety. Mom, dad, husband, wife, brother, sister, and children will all benefit from this podcast, so pass it along and help keep them safe!

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Episode 220 – Product Reviews: Mega 1 Meals – Prepper Pete Prepares

MP3 Audio [15 MB]DownloadShow URL Just to clarify about the Preparedness Capability Checklist on Amazon – If you buy the PRINT version first, you can get the Kindle version for $2. Not the other way around. Overall Topics: Passing along a suggestion by a listener for developing situational awareness using sketches. If you’re a beginner prepper, get trained in survival skills. We’ve covered this before, but it’s always a good reminder to either get skills, develop new skills, or brush up on the skills you have. Having survival skills is the foundation to all your preparedness efforts. Product Review: Mega … Continue reading

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FREE Radioactive Hot Particle Testing of Auto and Home Air Filters

During my interview with Steve Aukstakalnis of AlertsUSA Inc., we forgot to mention this great service that he sponsors: With the ongoing Fukushima disaster in Japan, failing waste storage tanks at Hanford, and faltering nuclear power facilities across the country, the recent release of radioactive materials into the air at the DOE Waste Isolation Pilot Plant near Carlsbad, NM is again heightening concerns about possible health risks to the general public, and rightfully so. Are there radioactive ‘hot particles’ floating around in the air in your local area that could be breathed in? What about inside of your home? The … Continue reading

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Episode 188 – Gun Rules, Lethal Force Follow Up and Information Privacy

MP3 Audio [17 MB]DownloadShow URL -= PODCAST TOPICS =- Data Security and Privacy Notes for this section: Encrypting your communications Tails, The Amnesic Incognito Live System https://tails.boum.org Anonymous searching – duckduckgo.com There are also browser plugins that can alert you to tracking as well as block these. attempts 4 Gun Safety Rules Notes for this section: Good reminder All gun accidents break one of these rules.  If you follow these rules, you will never have an accident. ALWAYS treat every weapon as if it is loaded. NEVER put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to fire. NEVER … Continue reading

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The 4 Gun Rules That You Need To Know

These rules exist for a reason, make sure you learn them implicitly. Ingrain these rules into your psyche and muscle memory. Train everyone you teach to shoot these rules. ALWAYS treat every weapon as if it is loaded NEVER put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to fire NEVER point the weapon at anything that you don’t intend to DESTROY or KILL ALWAYS be sure of your target and what lies beyond it All gun accidents, especially those that injure or kill, break one of these rules. I have never known of an “accidental” gun discharge that … Continue reading

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