Category: Security

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There’s a military axiom which says,“The best defense is a good offense.” I have my own, modified version of this. It goes, “The best defense is not becoming a target.” What I mean by that is that if nobody has a reason for attacking you, you won’t have to worry about being attacked.You’ve got to realize that in the aftermath of any crisis, people are going to be on the prowl. You’ve seen it on the news reports; people looting, stealing, breaking into homes, even rooting around in garbage dumpst ...
Home defense is a part of self-reliance that we all deal with on a daily basis, and self-reliance is the king of all things DIY (Do-It-Yourself).Since it applies to us all, regardless of how much money we have, this article will address how a prudent measure of home security can be achieved on a budget.I lay out the fundamentals of survival as follows: security, medical, shelter, water, food, signaling, navigation, and mobility. If you have those basics covered, you are in good shape, and securi ...
If you are trying to live off the land, or have to because the world nearly ended, you’ll face the wilderness and its challenges. One of them is encountering a pack of wolves.What you do when you meet the wolves? First, you’ll try to remember everything you’ve ever heard and learned about surviving them.This is why you need this article. Knowing how to recognize their intent, as well as how to escape the encounter will save you. Keep reading, then keep it in your mind!1 – How to Tell W ...
Gun safety is an integral part of gun ownership never to be overlooked. Unfortunately, most gun safety courses are focused on drawing and holstering your weapon, marksmanship, and trigger control.While these are important aspects of owning and shooting a gun, they don’t teach you what its like to have to use your firearm for self-defense.  What is the best way to keep your survival gun so it’s always at the ready?  How do you do so without jeopardizing the safety of your family and sel ...
When SHTF and security is a concern, the best firearm is the one you have with you–so long as its loaded and you know how to use it.  While that notion holds true if disaster were to strike tomorrow, you have time to consider the logistics of your firearms preparation before a threat becomes imminent.To that end, some ammunition is considered more viable and effective for survival use than others, though specifically can be considered the best.  In a survival scenario, availability is ...
Midsummer heat is here, along with the dry weather it creates. For those living in the mountains or near forested areas, this is the time of wildfires, and California is receiving their fair share this year.As of this writing, forest fires in California are forcing thousands to evacuate. Nevada is chocking from smoke, while large fires are currently reported in 12 states, on the Western coast of US.A striking disaster is an opportunity to learn lessons for survival. Keep reading to see what the ...
Yes, I am going there. One of the most hotly debated questions in prepper/survival/firearm enthusiast circles is around the best survival rifle. For all intents and purposes, there are only two in competition in the US and those are the AK-47 and the AR-15. I will add that there are variants of both and I am lumping all of those into these two categories. This question of what is the best survival rifle is one that I asked myself when I was considering my first rifle purchase so I wanted to take ...
In a post-apocalyptic world, protecting your home and yourself should be your highest priority. You will no longer be able to rely on law enforcement to protect you and there are going to be crowds of angry, scared, unprepared people struggling to survive. Just because you took the time to prepare for the events that broke down society doesn’t mean that your job is done. On a daily basis, you will be tasked with protecting the supplies you so carefully stockpiled during better times.Don’t Show O ...
The Swiss army knife was first developed by the Swiss knife maker Karl Elsener back in 1884 and its intended purpose was to serve the nation’s military. Since then, the Swiss army knife has become a standard item for many militaries around the world and also for preppers, survivalists andoutdoor enthusiasts.The Swiss army knife has achieved an iconic status and nowadays we can safely argue that it’s a must-have item in any respectable survival kit.As a general rule of thumb, a Swiss army knife i ...
In a time of crisis almost everyone will be armed regardless of what the government tries to do about it. Having and knowing how to use personal defensive handguns will make survival possible for you and your family.The following five sections should be considered by all preppers no matter what their training or experience levels are.What Would Be the Best Firearm to Carry?Here are a few things to think about when deciding which handgun to choose:Can you shoot and kill if you must? If you are no ...
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