Gear Review: Survival Hax’s Tactical Pen

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I just reviewed another cool product from Survival Hax.  This tactical pen is my favorite product so far (and my boy really liked the survival kit. I was looking for a pen I could take to work, but this one just won’t make into the prison I work at.  It is easily considered a weapon. […]

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4 Underrated Guns – Hidden Gems

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While popular guns get covered more than enough, we rarely get to discuss the lesser known, but often still pretty decent firearms out there. Some well performing guns are highly underrated, so we’d like to shed a little light on some of our favorites. No matter what type of firearm you’re looking for, you’ll see […]

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10 Rules to Follow When Cleaning Your Guns

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How often should you clean your gun? What kind of gun cleaning solvent should you use? What happens when you don’t clean your gun? These are all important questions and you’ll find the answers here with our 10 Rules to Follow When Cleaning Your Guns Properly cleaning and maintaining your firearms is one of the […]

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The Best Guns and Ammo for Self-Defense

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It’s important to understand the relationship between the personal defense weapon you’re planning on purchasing and the kind of ammunition it uses.   This article is about the best guns and ammo for self defense – at least some general guides. One of the things that often comes up is “stopping power”. What is generally meant […]

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4 Things to Consider Before Buying a Holster

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So, you’ve finally got your perfect handgun, with all the features you need. Before you take it down the range, though, you’re going to need something to carry it in. A good holster is essential for any serious gun owner. First a foremost, a holster protects you against accidental discharge, which can have very serious […]

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Tips on Purchasing and Maintaining a Chain Saw

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A chain saw should be durable. A chain saw that is not durable will likely not lead you towards success when you are trying to improve the look of your yard, a yard can make a difference when you are trying to sell a home or a property. When Purchasing a Chain Saw it is […]

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Serrated Vs Straight Edge Knives

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I have heard many arguments in regard to the serrated vs straight edge knife dilemma. The truth is that there are pros and cons of both types of knife edges, and the choice of which type is better largely depends on the function you expect it to serve and the situation you will be using […]

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Health Benefits Of Cooking In Copper Pots And Pans

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In this era of fitness, eating nutritious and healthy food is the top most priority of everyone. Choosing the right kind of utensils is also very important for healthy cooking. This includes Cooking In Copper pots and pans as they have shown tremendous results for improvement in your health. Get the best copper pans for […]

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Gear Review SurvIval Hax EDC Keychain

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This is a pretty cool little EDC Keychain from Survival Hax.  I have reviewed some of there stuff before, and it is perfect for the budget prepper. The keychain is a simple paracord weave that you can unravel to get a lenght of cord, it has a whistle and an easy to use carabiner to […]

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Making a Paracord Bracelet with the Speedy Jig

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This speedy jig is just the thing for tying paracord bracelets. I find it is an easy and stress free activity that you can not only do with your kids, but you can make useful things.   Made from Powder Coated Steel – Not Soft Wood – Wide base Won’t Tip Over While You Are […]

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Speedy Jig Introduction

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This is an introductory video for some jigs from Speedy Jig.  The jigs are high quality steel and powder-coated to last. I was extremely pleased when thety asked me to review these devices as I was planning on making my own bracelet jig, but I did not want to mess around with wood designs. I […]

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Should you Buy Welding Materials One Time or the Same Time Every Year?

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Being in the welding industry can be expensive. With the cost of labor, parts, and maintenance fee increasing drastically every year, one must find ways on how they can save. Although people in the welding industry are aware of the necessity of a regular preventive maintenance of every welding tool they have, they still make […]

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Gear Review: Camping Gear Folding Pocket Chainsaw & Fire Starter Kit By SUMPRI

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#sumpri #pocket #Chain #Saw #Fire #starter I have wanted a pocket chainsaw since I was a boy, It would be simple enough to buy one,  but it seems I never got a round tuit, that is until Sumpri offered me a chance to review their folding pocket chainsaw and fire starter kit. I had great […]

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Step by Step on How to Make Tenkara Fishing Rod

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With the tenkara being the latest trend in fly fishing, I have found many anglers longing to get to know every single detail about it. I am lucky to have learnt about it earlier and perfected my skill, thanks to my father. Before I proceed, I will let you know what a tenkara is. Tenkara […]

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The Best Battery Strategy For Your Bug Out Bag

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When it comes to survival, the key is having the right mix of gear and skill available to solve a wide array of potential problems that might come up. As most of us already know, a bug out bag (BOB) is a particular set of gear that is intended to keep you alive for up […]

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6 Tips for Choosing the Best Binoculars for Outdoor Activities

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Simple as they may look, binoculars are very useful for any outdoor adventure. They are especially a must-have for hunters and bird-watchers who need to be able to see clearer and farther in the wild. Picking the perfect binoculars is not as easy as finding the shirt that fits, though. Several things have to be […]

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The Top Three Best G26 Holster to Meet Your Needs

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The Glock 26 pistol comes with ten round magazines that will expand to as much as 12 rounds with floor plates. If this is the type of weapon you own or have purchased, you’re likely looking for a G26 holster. But what type of G26 holster is right for you? If you want to protect […]

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Survival Fishing: How to Catch a Fish with Your Hand

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What will happen when you are near a water body and would like to catch some fish without having packed any gear? Well, there are many ways to catch fish without having any gear with you.  This article will chow how to catch a fish with your hand If you have no gear and are […]

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Gear Review: Jastek Aluminum Multi Charging Cable

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I have reviewed several of these Jastek Multi Charging cables, at this point I do it just so I can get another set.  I love them.  I have one next to the be, in the laptop bag, in the truck, and at work.  The Aluminum Multi Charging Cable shown here, is my favorite. The aluminum […]

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On Responsibilities

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Earlier we discussed rights, now it is time to discuss their big brother, responsibilities.  For each right you claim, you inherit an equally important responsibility. When a boy gets his first rifle, not only does he get a great privilege, but he also becomes responsible for how he uses it.  The most clichéd version of […]

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Renaissance Republican

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I am a Renaissance Republican, another one of the silent majority of Americans who are too busy working on taking care of myself and fulfilling my own responsibilities to do much beyond vote and watch in disgust at modern politics. But it has gotten to the point where I am tired of watching the contract […]

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Are Revolvers Good Survival Guns

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The old adage that says: the best gun is the one you’ve got, applies to not only everyday carry, but also to survival in general. Of course, it’s always better to have a gun chambered in a readily available caliber, should the S ever HTF. But again, whatever you’ve got and have ammunition for is […]

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Should You Shoot to Wound?

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Should you shoot to wound?  I talk a lot about lethal force, and one concept comes up almost universally. I call this idea the leg shot syndrome. The leg shot syndrome is expressed by the statement “I wouldn’t aim to kill; I would shoot the robber in the leg”. I believe I know where this […]

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8 Items for Your Boat’s Emergency Kit

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Summer is right around the corner and many are in the midst of planning deep sea fishing trips or casual fishing excursions with their buddies. There’s likely conversation about the snacks or beverages that need to be packed, but have you considered updating your boat’s emergency kit? You never know when an emergency situation can […]

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Training Survival: Building Shooting Muscle

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Since you carry a gun for self-defense or to save the life of another, then you are concerned with combative firearms skills rather than shooting merely for the experience of shooting.  To reach this goal, you engage in training, mostly in the form of practice on a range.  How close you get to your goal […]

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Tennessee Laws on the Use and Carrying of Batons

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I am NOT a lawyer and am not giving legal opinions.  The following information is copied directly from the State of Tennessee website and is the code of law for the state.  I believe that if you want to carry a baton, you need to be familiar with baton law.  Law also changes, so please […]

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Preparedness Priorities

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Personal preparedness means different things depending on who you are and what your situation is. To an inhabitant of the Florida Keys, preparedness means having items to outlast a hurricane. To a city dweller, preparedness might be having a can of mace in her purse. To a survivalist, preparedness might mean having a semi trailer […]

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AR-15 Lower Build

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I’m no lawyer, so check this yourself.  My understanding is that as long as you can legally own a rifle you can make one for your own use (NOT WITH INTENT TO RESALE).  The firearm you build must meet the legal guidelines in your area (i.e no 3 inch anti-aircraft guns). If you can do […]

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Carjacking Tips

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Carjacking of parked vehicles depends on the car owner being inattentive to their surroundings. Carjackers, like street robbers, prefer the element of surprise. Most victims say they never saw the carjacker until they appeared at their car door. To reduce your risk of being carjacked, we have listed some common sense Carjacking Tips below: Always park […]

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Apiary Registration

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The Apiary Act of 1995 includes a section on registration of apiaries. In the Apiary Act, new apiaries are required to be registered with the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. These apiaries are required to be re-registered every 3 years. The list of registered beekeepers and apiaries is maintained by the State Apiarist and upon registration; the beekeeper receives a unique registration number. This number is the beekeeper’s personal registration number and can be used to brand hives and equipment.”

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5 Easy Tips for Choosing Your First Handgun

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If you are considering purchasing your first handgun the options can be overwhelming. There are many choices out there and you want to get the best value and enjoyment out of your handgun. An estimated 55 million Americans own guns, and handgun ownership is up 71% in the last 25 years. There are an estimated […]

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5 Tips For Hunting with an Air Rifle

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People have been hunting since the beginning of time, and the advent of guns has only made things faster and easier. One of the best inventions in recent memory is that of the air rifle, which distinguishes itself from a regular firearm. If you have the right gun, you may be ready and eager to […]

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How to Shoot a Slingshot without Losing Accuracy?

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One of the best ways to improve hunting skills is to use a slingshot. But how to shoot a slingshot is something that not many of us know. But that’s okay because the learning process is pretty basic and easy. And most importantly, it’s essential that you learn how to use the tool properly if […]

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Gear Review: Acke 24 watt Grow Lamp

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I love growing my own vegetables, and I have been searching for ways to do this inside, becasue of this I have used a bunch of different grow lights.  The cheap ones don’t work, and the good ones are expensive – and they all take a lot of electricity. I was pretty pleased to get […]

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How to Get the Most Calories per Foot Out of Your Homestead Garden

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An ideal way to get the most calories from your homestead garden is to plant high-calorie plants. The best plants for homesteading are staple crops that form the bulk of the human diet. And these crops should return good yields, be calorie-dense, easy to grow, harvest, and store. A calorie-dense crop is one that can […]

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Fishing For Survival: Top 5 Tips Revealed

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Ever found yourself in a survival scenario within the wilderness with little or no fishing gear at your disposal? Such a situation might be not only stressful but also dire. You’re bound to be hungry and frustrated. Luckily, one way of fending for yourself or your crew is by hitting the local waterway and hauling […]

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Taking Care of Your Fishing Reels

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Do you want to be able to maintain and repair your own fishing reels? Most anglers do, but the problem is that it’s not that simple. The best fishing reels these days are just as complicated as the most sophisticated automatic watches, and they come with tiny parts that work in mysterious ways. But you […]

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5 Hunting Safety Tips for Beginners

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Hunting can be the most adventurous yet greatly dangerous outdoor sport. Therefore, making it as safe as possible for yourself as a hunter and the others in the locality is essential. This sport requires a set of weapons that, if not used with expertise and safety, can cause serious injury or even death. Therefore, it […]

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DIY Fridge Mat

I am not messy, but I am a little clumsy.  My wife is always getting on to me about spilling things.  When I saw this DIY Fridge Mat Pinterest, I jumped at the chance to show the wife some projects of mine can make HER life easier also.  It is all well and good to be […]

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Which Safe is Safest? How to Pick the Best Safe for Your Valuables

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In the market for a safe? Don’t make the mistake of buying one that’s not entirely secure. Find out what to look for so you know how to pick the best safe here. Homeowners have been using safes for centuries to store everything from cash to expensive belongings. But how “safe” are these home safes […]

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How to Choose the Best Gun Safe for Your Needs

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Looking for the best gun safe to add to your home? We’re sharing everything you need to know to pick the one that best suits your unique needs. Check it out! There are so many gun safes you may actually get lost if you walked into a warehouse that sold them. Choosing a safe can […]

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5 Things You Need in Any Great Hunting Rifle

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When you’re out in the woods at your stand or stalking your prey in an open prairie, you want the hunting rifle that will bag your buck. You’ve got to be able to trust your tool. It’s like your own limb. You wouldn’t leave home without it. So, since you’re choosing a trusted companion, you’ve […]

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50% off code on Amazon Water Filter

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My friends over at survivalhax offered a 50% off code on a water filter straw I want to share with you. It is for a water purification straw, unfortunately it is only good for the next 5 days. Using it is simple. Step 1 – Go to the link for the Water Filter Straw with […]

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Sricam 720P HD Waterproof Wireless Surveillance CCTV

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  j I admit I have mixed feelings about this camera, than the last one I reviewed.  This one was easier to hook up to my phone, and I like the single cable instead of three separate cords coming from the camera.  IT goes to IR nicely, and has a good picture.  However, it feels […]

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Examples of Cons and Scams

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In today’s post I wanted to give you some examples of common cons and scams.  I find that you don’t have to have an encyclopedia of knowledge on the different types of cons and scams as long as you keep in mind that it is impossible to cheat an honest man. If something seems to […]

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Build a Chicken Feeder Tray

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I know chickens like to peck, heck it appears to me that they LOVE to peck, but….  I just have this hangup over throwing their food on the ground.  So for my benefit I decided to experiment a little and make a PVC Chicken Feeder Tray to hang in their tractor. To be honest, this probably […]

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Halloween Candy Safety

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I want to give some tips on Halloween Candy Safety, this is particularly relevant to me because I have a 3 year old that will eat candy off the ground. Be cautious. Whether it’s Halloween candy or a party buffet, your confidence should be lower whenever you consume food that hasn’t been either professionally prepared […]

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Chicken Waterer

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chicken tractor works really well, but working 14 jobs (or 3) makes it tough to get up early enough to clean and refill the poultry waterer each morning.  So I used the power of the internet to find a new solution. Chicken water nipples….  now I know what that sounds like, but basically they are […]

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Commercial Burglary

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Ninety per cent of commercial burglary prevention is physical security. If your complex is locked up and unauthorized entry is made difficult, time consuming, noisy and visible, chances are the burglar will pass up your business and look for an easier target. Commercial Burglary Prevention LOCKS on all outside entrances and inside security doors should […]

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Tips for Choosing the Right Scope for Your Survival Rifle

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It’s hard to describe the joyful feeling when you finally have the opportunity to enjoy yourself and pursue your shooting/hunting hobby. However, you need a proper scope that fits your needs and a scope that fits your gun; in other words, you need a top quality rifle scope that performs 100% without breaking your bank. […]

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Improve Your Security On The Water

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If you want to enhance your security on the water, you need to be realistic about the boat.  They are not very secure, are targets for thieves, and not always well secured, but that does not mean you cannot improve your security on the water. Always: Lock anything valuable out of sight in a strong […]

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Keep Your Boat Safe

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If you want to keep your boat safe, you need to make it unattractive to thieves.  Its not that hard if you use common sense and look at your boat from the viewpoint of a thief. Don’t make yourself an easy target. Always follow the simple steps below: Never leave anything valuable on display, however […]

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Book Review: Advanced Surveillance

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This training manual on Advanced Surveillance covers all aspects of carrying out a physical covert surveillance in order to gather intelligence and evidence. This is an interesting topic to read about, but be warned, it takes a lot of effort and practice time to learn how to do this. While most of us don’t have […]

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Traveling Safely

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Like safe driving, traveling safely is just common sense and paying attention. When I was a young marine deployed overseas I learned that the world is a dangerous place if you don’t pay attention. If you would like some common sense tips on traveling safely, please continue reading: If you are driving, make sure your […]

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Amazing Survival Hacks That You Must Know

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You might not have the scope to drive to the local market to get the things you want. This is when the survival hacks come into play. Yes, the things which you have with you can be utilized effectively. We are creating the list of amazing survival hacks to let you know. Here are 5 […]

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DIY Mason Jar Vacuum Sealer

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This isn’t really new, nor is it my idea, but its something I learned from instructables.com. This is called an “Alvin” vacuum sealer, and what it does is allow you to use you vacuum food saver attachments to seal mason jars and without needing electric power. I like this alot, and I use it pretty regularly, as I hate getting out the food-saver, but I seal dried food in mason jars all the time.

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Prevent Burglaries While on Vacation

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If you are going on vacation, you need to be aware that burglars love homes that are vacant.  This article will show you some tips to prevent burglaries while on vacation. An empty house is a tempting target for a burglar. Use this checklist of tips to help safeguard your home while you’re away: Have […]

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If You Are Robbed

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If you are robbed, do your best to remain calm.  If you can’t remain calm, at least ACT like it.You must decide in advance your belief in resistance.  Personally I believe in the morality of self-defense but everyone must decide for themselves. I will say that if you are robbed and do not know what […]

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Holdup Prevention Rules

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You can’t ever be 100% sure you are doing the right thing for holdup prevention, criminals are individuals and individuals can’t be lumped into an all or nothing formula. However, in my experience as a prison guard that liked to talk, I learned a lot about the mindset of those criminals that got caught. If […]

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Home Improvement Fraud

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Home repairs and improvements can be costly. Watch out for home improvement fraud if: Somebody offers to do an expensive job for an unusually low price A company offers to make a “free” inspection If the person wanting to do the repairs “just happened to be in the neighborhood”. The most popular home improvement frauds […]

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How to Insure a Safe Hotel Room

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A clean and safe hotel room should be easy to find, but they are not always as prevalent as they should be. It’s a scenario familiar to any business traveler. Your airline flight was delayed, the cab line at the airport was endless and check-in was a mess. Jet lag has struck. It’s very late, […]

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The World’s Riskiest Places To Live: Disaster Prepping Around The Globe

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When prepping for a disaster, it is important to understand all the different risks which can be faced – and the effects those disasters can have. Looking after yourself during a tornado requires very different action to surviving a flood, for example. Being prepared for different types of risk is crucial, and you also need […]

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Making a Disaster Plan

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Making a Disaster Plan[/caption] A pre-arranged plan is easier, safer and more effective than reacting “from the hip” in what is by definition a life-or-death situation – especially in a multi-person household or business. Without a plan, you may have people going in as many different (and opposing) directions as you have people going.  Because […]

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Hotel Security

Just like street sense, hotel security involves common sense. Never open the door until you know who’s knocking.  If the person claims to be an employee, call the front desk to verify the stated name and purpose. I expect that most of the readership of this site has a good handle on the common sense […]

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Food Storage: How to Store Food With Dry Ice

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Knowing Store Food With Dry Ice is is an alternative to method to help preserve your food storage.  This method is slightly more complicated than using Oxygen absorbers, but it is cheaper. Additionally, depending on your location, this method is easier to do since most large grocery stores as well as welding supply companies have […]

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Driving

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What’s the right driving position?  Head restraint directly behind, but not touching, your head; hands at 3 and 9 o’clock on the steering wheel; seat adjusted so your wrist is just over the steering wheel when you extend your arm. That’s how to tell where to put the seat, not how to drive.  If you […]

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Completed Incremental Disaster Kit

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At Week 21 we are finally done with our incremental shopping list.  Now that you completed your  incremental disaster kit you will have completed many activities that help better prepare your family, as well as have a fully stocked 72 hour kit.  I urge you not to stop here, but to continue to plan and […]

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Outdoor Food Safety

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Summertime food may be dangerous!  Bacteria like picnics as much as we do, and summer heat will quickly raise the temperature of refrigerated food into the 40s and above – where bacteria grow like, well, bacteria. Outdoor food safety is a must if you don’t want to end your picnic with repeated trips to the […]

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Incremental Disaster Kit (Week 19)

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We are getting close to the end of the incremental disaster kit posts.*  By this point you should be amassing a goof bit of gear, have some new skills, and feeling much more prepared for disaster. Having worked in Emergency Management for more than a decade, I have been to disaster shelters.  While the government […]

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Book Review: Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill

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There is perhaps no bigger or more important issue in America at present than youth violence. Columbine, Sandy Hook, Aurora: We know them all too well, and for all the wrong reasons: kids, some as young as eleven years old, taking up arms and, with deadly, frightening accuracy, murdering anyone in their paths. What is […]

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Survival Deer Hunting Techniques

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The deer hunting season is always so brief yet so intense that it calls for any deer hunter to be thoroughly prepared for it so as to take advantage of each situation that will present itself. The aim is to become a deer hunter that has all the tricks and skills that are necessary to […]

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Staying Safe from Terrorism

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This post contains some tips for staying safe from terrorism. But before you scroll down to see the tips, realize that the goal of terrorism is to use fear to enhance a political motive – if you allow your fear to change how you vote or what you allow your government to do the terrorists […]

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