Category Archives: Defense (Safety and Security)

Recommended Reading: 10 Best Rimfire Guns Right Now

Published on Guns & Ammo // visit site The best rimfire is about as debatable a topic as the best deer cartridge. Perhaps a bit lower key, and more easily proven on a bank of tin cans at the local gravel pit, but still, rimfire shooters are easily egged into arguing for their favorite. Some of those shooters inherited Granddad’s Marlin Model 39A and consider any rimfire rifle built since to be inferior. Others have vast experience with Ruger’s indomitable 10/22 and know its virtues as fact. And then there are those rimfire shooters who like to stretch the reality … Continue reading

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Non-Firearm Defense Options

Non-Firearm Defense Options Keep in mind that non-firearm weapons have much less range and are not as effective in stopping an attacker. If you are looking into non-lethal or non-firearm weapons because you don’t want to hurt or kill anyone, you need to do some deep thinking on the topic. Anyone that breaks into your home, especially if they know that you’re inside, intends to harm you, one way or another. Whatever the reason they decide to enter your home, the fact that they do so knowing that you’re inside tells you that they aren’t afraid of you and will … Continue reading

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Fire Extinguisher Info PDF

Here’s another good resource I came across in PDF form.  It’s a good bit of information to have when going to buy a fire extinguisher and tips on using one. Here’s the original link: Fire Extinguishers. As I alway try to do, I also download the PDF and archive it on this website, so that if it disappears, it’s still available here: Fire Extinguishers PDF          

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How Fast Does Fire Spread – Crazy Fast!

Came across this while writing an article for my weekly tips and just had to post it to share.  Luckily, I’ve never been in a house fire, but being in various emergency services, I’ve seen these demonstrations before.  They never cease to amaze me at how fast fire can destroy. If you haven’t seen how fast a fire can spread – heck, even if you have seen it before – watch this video so you know why it’s important to prepare for this with a Home Escape Bag, a fire plan and fire drills.  

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Will You Survive a Collapse Crisis?

Charlie McGrath of did an excellent video essay on getting home safely. In this video, Charlie shows how having a Get Home Bag, which is his EDC – Every Day Carry, and a plan to get home via an alternate route can keep you much safer than trying to face whatever upheaval is happening in the city. Have you made your plan to get back home? Do you carry a Get Home Bag with you all the time? you can also watch it on YouTube here:

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12 injured in Prince George’s County Fair evacuation

Twelve people injured during a preemptive evacuation of account fairgrounds is ridiculous. No danger was present, yet people panicked anyway. Can you imagine what it would have been like if there had been a terrorist attack? Insanity! [From Gazette.Net: 12 injured in Prince George’s County Fair evacuation – ] 12 injured in Prince George’s County Fair evacuation Minor injuries sustained during heavy storm By Katherine Heerbrandt Staff Writer Twelve were injured in a rush to exit the Prince George’s County Fair’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro late afternoon Saturday, following an order to evacuate because of approaching storms, according to a … Continue reading

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What Is A Grid Down Scenario?

A “Grid Down” event or situation is an event where the power grid goes down.  In other words, a blackout.  Typically, Grid Down refers to a widespread event and one where the power isn’t expected to be quickly restored. A Grid Down Scenario, then, would refer to any event that impacts the ability to generate power on a wide basis.  Further, because the more serious of grid down scenarios involve very long periods of time before the power would be restored, if ever, planning for it usually requires a combination of tactical and strategic planning. Electrical power is so ubiquitous … Continue reading

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