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5 Must Do’s to Protect Your Home from Intruders

5 Must Do’s to Protect Your Home from Intruders

It’s one of those things that you think will never happen to you, until it does. Having your home invaded by a stranger can be just as scary as it is damaging. Making sure you and your family feel safe at home should be a number one priority for everyone. From low budget to high tech, here are a number of ways to help you and your family stay happy and safe in the home that you love. 1. Plant Thorny Bushes Around Windows Thorny bushes can do more than beautify your curb appeal.  Prickly and thorny shrubs can do […]

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Safety Tips for Survival Travel

Safety Tips for Survival Travel

If you are in a wilderness survival situation, there are a great many reasons why you might find yourself needing to travel. In fact, most of the time, if you are stranded in the wilderness, it is going to be your prime objective. But even if you are staying in place, you’ll probably find yourself traveling to look for food or water, scout the area, or scavenge for supplies. Here are some tips for how to travel smartly in the wilderness. High Road When you are moving uphill, take your time, and try to avoid raising your heart rate or […]

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Bugging Out in the City (Video)

Bugging Out in the City (Video)

I thought this was a really insightful and important video to make, about bugging out in the city, and sleeping under a bridge at night. I think it’s really easy to imagine bugging out including simply heading for the hills and camping out there, but for a lot of people, being stuck in an urban environment is going to be a reality. Post-disaster urban survival is a very serious subject, especially if you live in an urban area, but even if you do not, you might find yourself needing to travel on foot into urban areas and will need skills […]

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Why You Should Never Put Out a Grease Fire With Water (Video)

Why You Should Never Put Out a Grease Fire With Water (Video)

OK, I’m not really sure where these super bad firefighter demonstrations were at my fire drills when I was a kid, but if they’d been there, I might have paid more attention. I hope it’s common knowledge that you shouldn’t put a grease fire out with water, but you never know who might not know that. The fact is, it’s a serious safety risk. Before I share a very cool and sobering video demonstration of what happens when you put grease fires out with water, I’ll explain a bit what happens: When you throw water onto a grease fire, bear […]

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Armed Robbery, Nobody Hurt   

Armed Robbery, Nobody Hurt  

  This video contains the surveillance footage from multiple cameras at a convenience store that gets held up.  Luckily, despite the use of a firearm, nobody involved gets hurt, including the armed robber.  There are lessons that we can learn from this video, so that if we are placed in a similar situation, we too can come out unharmed.   As always, the first lesson is situational awareness. It is common knowledge that convenient stores are frequently robbed, if you are in or around one you need to be aware that you are at an elevated risk and keep your […]

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Safety Considerations While Answering the Door

Safety Considerations While Answering the Door

I recently watched a news broadcast that featured a story where a woman came to a man’s door asking to use the phone because she claimed to have car problems.  He ended up sending her away, only to have to shoot at her and her accomplice when they came back to rob him.  The man and those in his house were uninjured, the woman was arrested, and her accomplice died.  Things went well for this man, but after watching the story (I watched it online) I was targeted with numerous other videos in which people did not fare so well.  […]

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Self-Defense From A Vehicle

Self-Defense From A Vehicle

People have a tendency to feel safe in their vehicles in a similar way to feeling safe in your home.  And while being in a vehicle has its safety advantages in a defensive scenario, it is no fortress on wheels.  When facing an attack in your vehicle, knowing its strengths and vulnerabilities will greatly impact our ability to defend ourselves and our loved ones. Speed is not always dangerous When in your vehicle you are always at a greater risk of being attacked when your vehicle is stopped.  If you are coming to a stop light, allow yourself enough room between […]

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3 Potentially Deadly Water Mistakes in a Survival Situation

3 Potentially Deadly Water Mistakes in a Survival Situation

Water can be a tricky thing for survivalists. In an emergency or disaster situation, you’re going to need clean, potable water, but you likely won’t be able to carry enough with you or store enough in your home to last more than a few days. As a result, preppers and survivalists are always looking for better ways to get enough water in a disaster. Unfortunately, some of the things you might do with water to stay alive could actually kill you. Watch out for these potentially deadly mistakes. Not Boiling Water Long Enough A lot of people think that just […]

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