Category: Security

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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 ...
We’re living uncertain times, when everybody needs to feel safe and protected. Under the circumstances, owning body armor comes with many benefits for civilians.However, before you buy any particular type of body armor in the USA, you should understand the existing laws and regulations. It’s mostly legal to wear body armor for civilians across the United States but there are some states with certain restrictions.Keep reading to find out what they are!All civilians in the US have a right to prote ...
A rip current is one of the ocean’s deadly threats and cause of numerous deaths each year. So how do you spot and survive a riptide if you get caught by one?Rip Current | How To Spot A Rip Current In Seconds FlatMost people are more worried about sharks in the water, there is something more sinister you need to worry about lurking in the shallows. Rips are like rivers in the sea that sweep you off your feet and funnel you out beyond the breaking waves and into deep water. The ...
When TSHTF and bugging out is your only option, how far do you think you’ll get if you find yourself out of breath after climbing a single flight of stairs?It’s no secret that I feel that physical preparedness is one of, if not the most, overlooked skill set needed for survival. Most that are focussed on emergency preparedness devote a great deal of time and expense to getting prepared. Their food, water, and shelter needs are all addressed and good to go. Unfortunately, when it comes to th ...
This article was originally published by Daisy Luther at The Organic Prepper20 Preppers Speculate What Civil War 2.0 Would Look Like in AmericaBy Daisy LutherThe division in America has become so dramatic over the past year that many people can only foresee it heading one place: Civil War.There’s a pronounced uptick in violence and protests (often going hand in hand.) Free speech is being crushed by the opposition with the mere threat of violent responses. Statues and memorials ar ...
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