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Personal Security for your Home when SHTF



A home is not simply a place to sleep and watch mindless television episodes hour after hour. A home is a personal shelter for your home and family. Protecting those that you love and care about is something we can’t just play around with. We need to have systems in place that can withstand the best of times as well as the worst. I’ve been around the world and have found some very unique (and oftentimes disturbing) home security systems. If you really want to your home to be synonymous with a fortress, here is some

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Thoughts on ammo availability…….

I received the following note from frequent contributor D. - 


Various calibers of ammunition are now starting to make an appearance on the marketplace. (Natchez Shooters Supply, Midway USA, etc)    Most are still selling for 3 to 4 times the pre-panic pricing.   Unless you would like to forever pay an extortionate price for ammo, I strongly suggest, WAITING!    If you can hold off on your purchases until prices fall to below $.50 a round (in 20 round quantities) you will send a message to the manufacturers and retailers that you will not abide by such pricing.(This

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Guest Post: Something completely different

…Something completely different

by D.


Weapons gadgets, mods, add-ons, whatever you call them, they all have a weight that also adds to your weapon.

I am not against add-ons, they definitely have their place, and over my life time I had been sucked into trying many of them. Almost all of them are useful, just not all at once. They should be tailored to the mission. When your weapon starts to look like a prop from “Aliens”, you have gone too far. “Less is more” is always a good rule, especially after you have carried it all day, day

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Guest Post: THE UN-THOUGHT OF Part 4


by D.

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Plan your defenses in depth. Layer them. Your first defense is patrolling, get some manuals and learn. Patrol one to two clicks out. Vary your routes, exit/entrance and times. Go slow. Be quiet. Stop frequently and listen. Your reason for patrolling is to gather intel to alert your perimeter not make contact. Set up a reliable comm system. After the alert you may choose to set a hasty ambush and inflict some pain away from your retreat. Patrol day and night.

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Body Armor for Dummies……….

Body Armor for Dummies

 by Jesse James, Editor-at-Large


No doubt, the vast majority of you are aware of the fact that our federal government seems intent on violating our inalienable right to self-defense, among others. It is entirely possible that we will cross the line where “from my cold, dead hands” ceases to be a metaphor. Body armor is a necessity for those who wish to initiate or survive being a party to a two-way range. The discussion following is intended to be a simple primer on body armor for those less familiar with the actual product

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Combat in the dark……


Recently I have been playing a lot of paintball and airsoft. Fun and great exercise. I participated in my first night airsoft game and it was an eye opening experience. I have no military training which I consider a major drawback in the skills department. I have no expertise in night combat either – kinda the point of this post. Anyways, this night game was played in absolute darkness outside with only a bit of moonlight to run and walk by.

The game took place in a large field with random bushes and trees scattered around and also a wooded area.

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Reader response to guest post

Several days ago I recieved a response from D.G. - and wanted to pass it on to all of you.

This response was related to the Guest Post – BOV Considerations by Burne51.

 by D.G.

I have read many a prep/survival post about different preparations people have made. Different folks have posted their choice of weapon, fire starter, flahlight, raincoat, back pack, even their vehicle of choice for bugging out. Others have an established and stocked place in the country. But the question that continues to plague me is, “How can I defend it?”

I am pretty well stocked for an

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22LR as a Defensive Round?

Via my previous blog before it was moved here – slightly updated: In today’s tight economic conditions – there are many preparedness-minded folks out there looking to their Defense Budget and trying to get money to stretch as far as possible. One must consider what type of scenario the Defensive Budget is being prepared for and considered. Obviously – a collapse of society and having to defend yourself and family against motorcycle-riding roving gangs of marauders is quite different than localized power outages from severe thunderstorms. With that said – I believe in preparing for the worst. With THAT said

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