Category: Security

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In the wake of the Aurora Theater shooting, I suggested that private sector establishments ought to be expected to be more concerned about the safety of their customers.In the case of the Aurora Theater, this was magnified by the fact that the theater was a “gun free zone” and did not allow patrons to carry their own firearms as self defense. At the same time, the theater owners themselves couldn’t be bothered with taking even the most rudimentary steps against allowing a gunman to casually carr ...
One of the big challenges for retiring today is being able to afford retirement. Many of us are in the difficult position of not having company retirement benefits to fall back on. What that means is that all we have to retire on is our Social Security benefits. That’s not all that much.Having money in savings doesn’t help all that much either. It used to be that if you have a million dollars in the bank, you had it made for retirement. Your million would net you $50,000 per year at 5% interest; ...
It looks like preppers aren’t that crazy after all. FEMA’s new director, Brock Long, has repeatedly said that Americans do not have a “culture of preparedness,” something that is much-needed with the startling uptick in natural disasters. Long has only been the director of FEMA since June 20 of this year and already has had to deal with a historic number of disasters in this short period of time.It appears that Mr. Long has a mindset of self-reliance based on a couple of recent stateme ...
Editors Note: A guest contribution from Ukrainian to The Prepper Journal.  A very interesting article on security from the real world, happening every day, as we here are bombarded with stories of “political correctness”, paid demonstrators and fake news. I have only made minimal corrections to the English grammar as the authors English is far superior to my Ukrainian!Here is his bio unedited: Here is my story just to prove that it is my own experience: I was sent as a d ...
It is estimated that there are over 1.2 million violent crimes and 8.6 million property crimes reported yearly, which makes it even scarier when you think about living in the big city. In today’s world, even the people who live in rural areas have stopped leaving their doors unlocked and are beefing up their home security. If you live in the city, or the country for that matter, it’s important to know some of the best security measures to take to protect you and the family you love.Home Monitori ...
In the last three weeks, we’ve seen two of the worst hurricanes in history strike our shores, with Hurricane Harvey hitting Houston and the surrounding area, and Hurricane Irma hitting all of Florida.While the 6.5 million inhabitants of the Houston metro weren’t told to evacuate, Florida Governor Rick Scott issued a statewide evacuation order, telling 5.6 million people to move out of the state for the duration.Considering that only 1.2 million people live in the New Orleans area, either of thes ...
When you first enter the survival community, you hear a great deal about bugging out. However, for most people in most survival scenarios bugging in makes more sense.Bugging In | Fortifying Your Home Before The SHTFBugging in is the process of fortifying your home and having all needed resources on hand to survive long term. With most SHTF situations, staying home makes much more sense than packing up and heading into the unknown. However, you must be prepared for this to work.Have a PlanThe mos ...
Hurricane Irma, already a powerful storm, is steaming its way towards the Caribbean and the U.S. East Coast. With Texas and Louisiana still reeling in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, it’s just one more reason to always be prepared for disasters. You only have to read the news to know that hurricanes are dangerous, but they don’t have to be life-threatening for those who prepare.  Unlike tornadoes, which can pop up suddenly, hurricanes are first identified when they are hundreds, if not tho ...
Pretty much anywhere you live in the United States, with the exception of the most desert areas, there are flowers that are rich in medicinal benefits.As with most flowers, they likely grow throughout the summer, but you need to get in a stockpile before they’re snowed under.Of course, all of these flowers may not be available in your area, so check their zones. You may even want to consider growing some of these in your yard or your permaculture setting.It’s important that you know what’s avail ...
Anyone who’s lived in Florida during hurricane season knows that you can’t always rely on the power grid for electricity. Residents of Texas also know that it doesn’t take a natural disaster to take down the grid. During the summer, millions of air conditioners often push the grid past its capacity, which causes brown outs and black outs. Of course, experts warn that power grid cyber attacks are also possible.Keeping the power on is becoming increasingly more difficult, but today we ha ...
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