Gray Man Secrets of a Surveillance Operative

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Gray Man Secrets of a Surveillance Operative The infamous gray man is a topic covered pretty often and with a collection of great info throughout the internet. What makes this article unique is that rather than get the information from another prepper, survivalist or ex-military officer the source is much more connected. We have information …

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5 Gray Man Secrets from a Surveillance Operative

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5 Gray Man Secrets from a Surveillance Operative Being able to pass through a area unseen is a difficult but useful skill. If you had to bug out due to some regional emergency or even if SHTF, you may have to travel through an area with people who might present a threat. The idea of doing …

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Staying Off Grid When “Nearly Everything Is Chipped, Almost Everything Is Tracked”

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By Mac Slavo – SHTFplan.com

If you weren’t paranoid before, it may be time to start paying attention.

“They” are spying on everything you do, and are collecting information about every purchase, appliance, vehicle or place you make, do or interact with. For the first time in history, we have arrived at a time when nearly everything is chipped, and almost everything is tracked.

It really is true, and it’s no longer a conspiracy theory.

They are spying on everyone, collecting all the available data and tracking you, your family and everyone you know. All the time.

And worst of all, it does matter, it will be used against you – for revenue collection, social control, fines, fees and evidence if necessary – even if you haven’t done anything wrong. Is it any wonder why many states have made living off the grid illegal, and have attempted to get everyone on the grid?

If you don’t conform to the habits of most Americans – and harvest alternative stores of power, fuel, food, water and supplies, then your energy use and digital footprint (or lack thereof) will cast you as a suspicious anomaly, worth of investigation, seizure of goods, subject to violations and codes, and NOT off the radar.

Meanwhile, your interaction with other people will intercept data about you and your activities even if you don’t carry a smart phone or wearables.

The extremes are already here. The murder case where police have sought data from an Alexa smart device is just the beginning of what is to come:

In what may ultimately lead to a precedent setting case and/or landmark court ruling, police in Arkansas have demanded that Amazon provide them with recordings made by an Amazon Echo device that was located in the home of murder suspect… (source)

Many other attempts have been made to microchip people, while the cashless grid has already found widespread acceptance.

Former CIA director David Petraeus admitted to the tech community that the Internet of Things (IoT) was about to become one of the greatest assets in the spy community – as an endless pool of data could turn the tables on any ‘persons of interest.’

In other words, maybe you. As Wired reported in 2012:

More and more personal and household devices are connecting to the internet, from your television to your car navigation systems to your light switches. CIA Director David Petraeus cannot wait to spy on you through them.

Earlier this month, Petraeus mused about the emergence of an “Internet of Things” — that is, wired devices — at a summit for In-Q-Tel, the CIA’s venture capital firm. […]

All those new online devices are a treasure trove of data if you’re a “person of interest” to the spy community. Once upon a time, spies had to place a bug in your chandelier to hear your conversation. With the rise of the “smart home,” you’d be sending tagged, geolocated data that a spy agency can intercept in real time

“Items of interest will be located, identified, monitored, and remotely controlled through technologies such as radio-frequency identification, sensor networks, tiny embedded servers, and energy harvesters — all connected to the next-generation internet using abundant, low-cost, and high-power computing,” Petraeus said.

More and more of these smart chips are being integrated into absolutely every imaginable device.

Unless you are investing in vintage equipment, you will be buying into this system, even with basic appliances

An alarming report in 2013 highlighted concerns over some Chinese-made irons and tea kettles that included wireless spy chips… for purposes unknown, since these devices are not “smart” gadgets with computer interfaces and high-dollar functionality.

via AndroidHeadlines.com:

To this date, Qualcomm has shipped over a billion of Internet of Things (IoT) chipsets, the San Diego-based semiconductor manufacturer revealed on Tuesday. While speaking at the CES Unveiled press event yesterday, the company’s Senior Vice President of Product Management Raj Talluri said that the firm is already serving all segments of the IoT industry, from smart TVs and thermostats to connected speakers, wearables, and home assistants. Talluri specifically pointed out that smartphones and tablets aren’t included in the one billion figure.

Qualcomm’s impressive shipment numbers are mostly driven by the company’s presence in the wearable industry… numerous consumer electronics manufacturers are already implementing the cutting edge Snapdragon 835 chipset into their products…

As this chart demonstrates, the Internet of Things (IoT) will literally incorporate devices throughout consumer & home, retail, security and surveillance, IT and networking, transportation and industry, healthcare, energy

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Notice that “Elderly and Children” are considered “things” in these digital tracking grid which otherwise incorporates refrigerators, stoves and smart appliances to share data and “spy” on individuals in their own homes.

And people are just another track and traceable part of the system.

It is absolute confirmation that “mark of the beast” technology is coming into full force – whether or not they will succeed in implanting microchips into people remains to be seen, but a major attempt is in the works.

In the meantime, there is now information about every move you, or any piece of “inventory” makes inside the system.

This isn’t just hypothetical talk.

This is the society that has been built.

Good luck avoiding it. You won’t avoid these devices by accident, it will take a lot of work to remain anonymous, off the grid, and out of their grasp.

As Sargent Survival at BeSurvival.com explains, getting out of the system is no easy task. Any serious attempt to “delete” yourself from the system actually go undetected would involve some very methodical footwork.

Not impossible, but not the default by any means:

  • There are 30 million plus surveillance cameras on the US, one camera for every ten Americans.
  • The average American is in 200 databases.
  • Putting a plan in motion to keep you from being tracked is a good idea if you want to devise a new life for yourself
  • Right before you leave, change your appearance significantly
  • Before you leave, terminate all of your accounts (email, bank accounts, credit cards, etc).
  • Don’t terminate your social network sites as you can use these sites to provide disinformation.
  • Before you leave, delete all of your computer files and get rid of your computer’s hard drive  – boil; smash; run a Degausser/ electromagnetic wand
  • Get rid of your cell phone or tablet as these can be easily used to track your location
  • Break your normal patterns (what you eat, where you frequent, how you shop, the kind of work you do, etc).
  • Completely change your lifestyle [and employment]
  • Pay for everything with cash.
  • Ditch your car and find a substitute; get rid of the toll pass which can track your movements
  • To change your identity … petition the court to change your name legally to a new–and common–name.
  • Apply for a driver’s license under your new name.
  • Buy a basic pre-paid cell phone (not a smart phone). Replace the pre-paid phone frequently, about every 2 weeks.
  • To get back online use a new laptop. Stay away from libraries!
  • Always use a hard wire to your laptop and turn off the wi-fi; reroute your ip address so your location can’t be determined
  • Be aware of the NSA spying and the ECHELON program in the US which monitors phone and computer transmissions for keywords and messages.
  • There are 70+ FUSION centers in the US which coordinate surveillance and other information.
  • Technology is now available to identify you by the way you walk, your facial measurements and biometrics
  • It will be 7 to 10 years before your old identity drops off of databases, if ever.
  • The less you interface with technology, the better off you will be.

Living off grid is a great dream, and a good principle to live by. Preparing to deal with emergencies and escape the danger zones in modern cities is essential. Using technology in this world comes with many advantages, but also some serious disadvantages.

Make sure that your use of technology is serving your purposes, and not giving you away during good times or bad.

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Britain Orders Companies To Hand Over The Browsing History Of Every Citizen

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The British government will be able to track the phone calls and Internet use of every citizen and hack into almost any computer thanks to a new law that critics have dubbed the “Snooper’s Charter.”

“The UK has just legalized the most extreme surveillance in the history of western democracy,” U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden tweeted. “It goes further than many autocracies.”

Parliament authorized mass surveillance, bulk collection of data, warrantless searches and other extreme measures when it passed the Investigatory Powers Act on Nov. 17. It now needs only the queen’s approval, or royal assent, which is a mere formality. It requires phone and Internet companies to keep records of every call made and website visited, respectively, for the previous 12 months.

The data can be legally accessed by not only police and intelligence departments but also by government agencies such as fire officials, food regulators and tax inspectors. All total, 48 government organizations will be able to see the data, all without a warrant.

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“At a time of heightened security threat, it is essential our law enforcement, security and intelligence services have the powers they need to keep people safe,” Home Secretary Amber Rudd said, according to The Telegraph. “The Internet presents new opportunities for terrorists and we must ensure we have the capabilities to confront this challenge. But it is also right that these powers are subject to strict safeguards and rigorous oversight.”

The new law gives intelligence organizations GCHQ and MI5 legal power to hack into electronic devices. It also allows the government to force Internet companies to remove encryption – which could weaken the security of financial transactions.

“The UK now has a surveillance law that is more suited to a dictatorship than a democracy,” Jim Killock, the executive director of Open Rights Group, told The Guardian. “The state has unprecedented powers to monitor and analyze UK citizens’ communications regardless of whether we are suspected of any criminal activity.”

Said Renate Samson of Big Brother Watch, “The passing of the investigatory powers bill has fundamentally changed the face of surveillance in this country. None of us online are now guaranteed the right to communicate privately and, most importantly, securely.”

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For 6 Months Police Recorded Citizens’ Every Move With A High-Tech Surveillance Plane – And Not Even The Mayor Knew

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For 6 Months Police Recorded Citizens' Every Move With A High-Tech Surveillance Plane – And Not Even The Mayor Knew

Baltimore’s citizens were under high-tech aerial surveillance by their police for six months, and no one outside of law enforcement – not even the mayor – knew it.

Incredibly, police were able to conduct the surveillance without the knowledge or approval of the city’s elected officials.

To this day, the surveillance is still being conducted by a private company called Persistent Surveillance Systems, Bloomberg Businessweek reported. Images are recorded by special cameras in a small Cessna aircraft that looks just like any other private plane so that no one grows suspicious. Approval by the city council was not needed because the surveillance is being funded by hedge fund billionaires Laura and John Arnold, The Atlantic reported.

“Technology has reached a point where billionaires can simply bankroll aerial surveillance that significantly and secretly compromises the privacy of hundreds of thousands,” Atlantic writer Conor Friedersdorf noted.

The Cessna flies over the city for around 10 hours a day and has been doing so since January. The cameras can take pictures of an area up to 30 square miles in area, Bloomberg reported. All images are instantly transmitted to computers and permanently stored on hard drives.

‘Under a Siege of Cameras’

News of the surveillance has outraged citizens.

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“This whole city is under a siege of cameras,” Baltimore resident Ralph Pritchett Sr. complained to Bloomberg.

Baltimore’s streets are already lined with 700 police surveillance cameras, but that apparently was not enough.

The Baltimore Police Department contracted with Persistent to monitor citizens using technology developed for use by the military in Iraq. The only provision the department had was that no public funding be used – so that citizens, the media and elected officials would not find out.

The Cessna flies over the city and takes pictures of activity on the ground with digital cameras. Since the plane is not marked, citizens have no idea it belongs to police. The image is relayed to computers at a secret Persistent office hidden in a parking garage.

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“Imagine Google Earth with TiVo capability,” Persistent founder Ross McNutt said of his technology.

The camera system was developed to detect roadside bombs in Iraq in 2007 and deployed at battles like Fallujah.

Since then, it’s been used in two American cities: Compton (California) and Baltimore. The technology has also been used in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico — just across the border from El Paso — and at public events like NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 race.

Persistent tested the technology in Compton with the help of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in 2012. The tests ended when the public learned they were under surveillance. Even Compton’s mayor did not realize what was taking place.

“There is nothing worse than believing you are being observed by a third party unnecessarily,” Compton Mayor Aja Brown told The Los Angeles Times.

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Why Drones Could Save Your Life When The SHTF

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quadcopter wikimediaDrones have a rather negative reputation these days, and for good reason. They bring to mind government surveillance and extrajudicial killings in foreign countries. And in the civilian world they are at best a nuisance, and at worst they can be used by hobbyists to spy on their neighbors. And among the more paranoid members of our society (though in all fairness, being paranoid doesn’t mean you’re wrong) drones bring to mind the possibility of automated killing machines taking over the human race in the near future.

But truth be told, drones aren’t all bad. And for those of you reading this who are drone hobbyists, I should add that the vast majority of private drone users are responsible people who respect the privacy and safety of their neighbors. Drones are just like any other technology. They are neither good or evil, nor are they positive or negative for society. Drones are only as good as the people who wield them, and when used ethically, they have the potential to enrich our lives.

As for preppers, drones are a highly underrated tool for surviving the potential collapse of our society. Having one of these machines would give any survivor an edge over anyone who would take advantage of the chaos brought on by such an event. Drones have all of the advantages of a security camera, such as the ability to watch your surroundings in real-time without exposing yourself, without the disadvantage of that camera being stuck to a fixed location.

If you live in a rural area with wide open spaces, you could easily provide perimeter security for a large property, and spot any bad guys in your neighborhood without ever stepping outside of your home. And if you live in a city, a drone could help you safely navigate a chaotic and barricaded urban environment, filled with obstacles. Or if you live near a major roadway, which is a situation that most preppers would agree is not ideal for protecting your home from looters, a drone could help you spot threats long before they reach you.

And due to their popularity, there is a wide variety of drones on the market today. No matter what your situation or budget requires, there is probably a perfect drone for you. The larger and more expensive drones are better suited for situations where you are hunkering down in your home, and you need a bird’s eye view of your neighborhood.  In some cases, these models can fly more than a mile away from their users, though video quality may suffer or be nonexistent at those ranges. However, being able to capture real-time video from several hundred yards away is not uncommon with a high quality drone.

But for bug out situations, some of the smaller and cheaper drones are more suitable. They’re portable, lightweight, and use very little energy. The cheapest models have a range of about 20 yards, which is ideal for looking around corners in urban environments or over vegetation in rural and suburban areas.

For the most part, it seems like the prepper community has overlooked drone technology, which we can’t afford to do any longer. As time goes on these devices are becoming very cheap and common, which means that the bad eggs in our society will likely have access to them if the grid goes down. With that said, it would be wise for preppers to reconsider this technology. It could be just the thing we need to even the odds against people who would do us harm after the collapse.

Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.

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Spotting scopes and why you need them!

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What are spotting scopes and why you need them! Any prepper worth his salt knows the value of hunting when SHTF. Maybe you need to supplement your diet with protein. Maybe you need to ward of predators. Maybe you just think it’s cool. Regardless you need to know all about scopes or “glass” as seasoned … Continue reading Spotting scopes and why you need them!

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Best Home Fortification Secrets That Criminals Worry About

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Few human initiatives are as ancient and respectable as home fortification.

We separated ourselves from the animal kingdom by the strength of our wits, and our knack for self-defense. So in order to defend our family from others, we need to become home fortification experts.

Especially if the world we know collapses and desperate people want to take what’s ours.

Now good home fortification doesn’t require a full castle moat and a mangled barbed wire fence ringing your lawn. Creating a secure home can be done by adding up a lot of simple tactics. It all depends on how far you want to take it.

So first you must ask yourself:

  • Do you want a secure house that looks as normal as possible?
  • Or are you trying to remodel the structure you live in to resemble a bunker with maximum defense capabilities?

The bottom line is this: The more difficult your home is to penetrate the more likely a criminal will choose an easier target.

That’s the ultimate goal. Make it an absolute pain-in-the-ass for the enemy, and he’ll move on to easier targets. (a.k.a your neighbors).

So with that said, I’m going to share my very best tips to help you put your own personal home fortification plan in place.

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Security Cameras Are Excellent Deterrents – Even If They Don’t Actually Work

Start With the Obvious – Security Cameras

A simple Google search will provide a large variety of home security and surveillance options. Systems you can purchase and have installed directly into your home.

Usually, these security services allow you to “arm” your home when you are not there or after you have gone to sleep. Once the system is armed, any windows breaking or doors being forced open will trigger an alarm that notifies local authorities.

They basically call 911 for you when someone breaks in. However, this constant monitoring is not cheap.

DIY surveillance systems are cheaper and can be set up with relative ease. However, you can’t personally watch them 24/7.

So you have to decide which home fortification option is right for you…

The good new is a potential intruder doesn’t know if that security camera is tied to a monitoring system or not. They just see cameras and will likely just move on to an easier target.

However, if you’re not willing to take that gamble and have the dollars to spend here are a few home security and surveillance systems you could look into:

There are a whole lot of security systems to consider so we recommend you do your homework. However, Frontpoint is our home security system of choice because 1) Easy DIY setup 2) Its a portable system that can move with you 3) they have a 30-day money back guarantee.

So they are worth checking out if you want a full system with 24/7 monitoring capabilities.

But honestly, this is just one security measure you can take to fortify your home. So if money is tight then worry about the following options first. 

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Simple Ideas That Can Compound Your Home Fortification Efforts

Home defense does not have to be complex booby traps and unaffordable technology, to work effectively. How about some simple solutions? Like these:

Motion triggered lights – These handy motion sensing illuminators are available at Amazon. They are a cheap, simple way of detecting when intruders are intruding. Fair warning, though: you will doubtlessly catch some unsuspecting wildlife by surprise from time-to-time.

Bells or Chimes – Hang a bell on your door, or some chimes just inside your door. Your mind will become accustomed to the jingling sound of your doors opening and closing. If you are asleep, and wake in the middle of the night to jingling and jangling … you know something unusual is afoot.

Dogs – Whether you like them or not, these furry German Sheppardcompanions serve as one of the most effective home protection. Big dogs are better, for obvious reasons, but even little dogs can serve as an alarm, or perhaps even a deterrent.

Other Pets – While a dog can be a good option, sometimes more exotic pets can offer an extra level of intimidation. If someone breaks into a house and comes face-to-face with a Bengal tiger living it, there is no way they are going to follow through with their villainous intentions.

But proceed at your own caution. Wild animals don’t always understand the difference between “good guys” and “bad guys”.

Fences – The age-old technology of the fence is one of mankind’s greatest accomplishments. They simply keep people out of places you do not want them to be. Install one if you are concerned with home security. Just be smart about it, they can create a false sense of security and even make you a target.

It’s just one tool you can use to make it harder for someone to snoop on your property. Most home fences can be easily scaled.

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Thick Trees and Hedges Help Block Potential Criminals From Seeing In

Natural View Blocking Solutions

Big flamboyant houses with exuberant features and huge fences make for excellent targets.

It shouts, “We have lots of expensive stuff. So expensive we put up a huge fence.”

Not all fences are bad but most fences are mere child’s play for an experienced criminal or a desperate mob. But are ways to help conceal your house and naturally protect your privacy and provide security.

Mother nature has got you covered. Criminals won’t be able to scope your property out and develop a solid game plan if they can’t see in your windows from the street.

Trees and Shrubs – If you are lucky enough to live in a house with a lawn or acreage, make use of it. Planting a lot of trees and shrubs around your home is not just good for property values; it is also effective at concealing your privacy.

They can also help block windows and driveways, front doors, patios, or backyards from view.

And the fewer prying eyes to roam your home, the better.

Shrubs can be planted strategically to funnel invaders into defined areas that are easy to keep watch of. There are also many thorny bushes like blackberry and raspberry vines that can act as physical barriers against threats.

Which brings us to the next thorny category:

Cacti – These are nature’s barbed wire fences. In the days of Spanish colonization of the Americas, Spaniards would plant Mesquite around the perimeters of their homes.

This gangly, wild looking cactus would grow to well over 8 feet tall. It can serve as a perfect means of protection against unwelcome intruders.

Don’t underestimate a well-placed thorn bush or Cacti beneath your first-floor windows. I don’t care how motivated you are to break in, nobody wants to get stuck with a bunch of thorns trying.

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Blend In – Don’t Stick Out

Eye-catching, expensive looking houses are more likely to become targets. So do your best to keep your home flying under the radar.

You do not have to paint the house in a camouflage green to achieve this (actually that would stick out worse in most neighborhoods). Just avoid bright colors and stick to more natural hues. Park your vehicles in garages, around back or hide them under tarps.

Also, use window blinds or curtains to keep outsiders from seeing valuables or expensive items you might have.

Train Your Family

No sane individual would knowingly break into a house full of highly trained, sharp-shooting badasses?

Not only does a well-trained clan deter potential intruders, it ensures that every member of your family is capable of self-defense. This alone will grant you some semblance of peace of mind. But before you ship your relatives off to an army boot camp, do everything you can to prepare them with simpler means first.

Take Your Family Shooting – It can be BB guns, .22’s, .357’s or AK-47’s or even a survival bow. As long as you get your loved one’s to understand how guns work, how to use them, and how to stay safe with them you’ve done your job.

Shooting is a great skill everyone should learn. It is useful for hunting and imperative for effective self-defense.

Martial Arts – Enrolling in a martial arts school is one of the best things you can do to prepare yourself for a home invasion.

I’d rather have a firearm than not, but I won’t be a sitting duck if I end up unarmed.

Picking a specific style can be difficult. Karate, Tae Kwon Do, Mui Thai and Jiu Jitsu are all decent options to get started.

Melee Weapons – A simple kitchen knife, baseball bat or golf club can become an effective self-defense weapon. But only if it’s in the hands of someone who knows how to use it effectively.

Bottom line: Your entire family should be both physically and mentally prepared to keep intruders at bay.

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Fortify Your Home Focus On The High Risk and Weak Points First

It might seem intuitive to you, but you’d be surprised how many people are shocked when burglar’s gain access to their homes. Normally it’s through an unlocked window or a fragile sliding glass door!

Let’s break it down statistically and take a look. Here are the top seven common points of access criminals use to invade homes:

  • 34% – Through the front door
  • 23% – Through the first-floor windows
  • 22% – Through a back door
  •   9% – Through the garage
  •   6% – Though unlocked storage areas
  •   4% – Through basement or window
  •   2% – Through second-floor window

Obviously, the most important places to fortify are the front and back doors. Next, is all the first-floor windows.

But don’t stop there, you should reinforce all possible points of entry for maximum security.

Reinforcing Front/Back Doors – Install some big solid doors, preferably built for reinforcement. You can buy these at hardware stores like Home Depot, and they are worth the investment.

Regular hollow core wooden or glass doors do not hold up well against a determined intruder. While you are working on your doors, it is always a good idea to install some quality locks. Add a deadbolt or two if you don’t have one already.

Class 2, one-inch deadbolts are recommended (at a minimum).

Ordinary doorframes are not the most durable security mechanisms, either.

By installing some three-inch screws can improve stability and durability by a factor of ten. This will help make it much harder to break through.

You might also want to buy a few of these devices for “extraordinary” times such as a SHTF event. Buddybar Door Jammer

Securing Windows – Large glass-covered holes in your wall make for intuitive targets. Windows are easy access points and one of the first places an intruder will attempt.

Planting cacti or thorny bushes beneath windows can make it harder for home invaders to get through.

You can also add “stoppers” to make access even harder. These are just pins, nails, or screws that fasten the window down permanently. Anyone trying to gain access through a stoppered-window will waste time and make noise doing so.

Burglar bars and security film can also make it nearly impossible to gain access through a window. Burglar bars are bars that are fixed over the window so that, even if someone breaks the window, they still cannot gain access.

Security film is a thin layer of plastic that can be laid over the glass to keep it from shattering completely. Much like car windshields, this clever mechanism makes sure an intruder would have to break the entire window to enter. This is a loud and time-consuming effort most criminals prefer to avoid.

Securing Your Walls – Usually, walls do not present a problem … unless the hulk is trying to break into your home (in which case: GOOD LUCK). But if someone decides to start shooting at the exterior of your home, drywall, and wooden studs are not going to save you.

Brick or stone walls are the best for mitigating this threat. But leave yourself “loopholes”. These are small openings from which you can see and shoot, without being seen or shot at.

Block Up Those Chimneys – Who knows, right? Maybe someone is so intent on breaking into your home they decide to take the ash-tunnel route.

If you are in extreme danger and need to fortify to the greatest extent possible, then block up your chimney. You don’t want any bad Santa’s coming down the pipes.

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You’ll Want To Have Significant Fire Power At The Helm At All Times

The Best Defense is a Good Offense

Make sure that you are well armed and equipped to manage a home invasion situation. Planting trees, painting the house and getting a German Shepard is great, but it is not always enough on its own.

You need to outfit your home fortification with as much firepower and ammunition as is necessary.

If you are serious about home defense (and you should be), set some booby-traps on your property. Simple things like trip wires with bells attached can be enough to alert you to intruders. But please, do not set up any lethal traps inside of your house.

First off, the are highly illegal. People have died at their own hands because they set off a booby trap they themselves set. Be careful when you set traps, if you are not vigilant you might just catch yourself.

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Warning SignA Final Warning

Here is the rub: if someone is 100% determined to enter your home and rob you (or cause bodily harm) they probably can.

That is unless you have a well defended, best-prepared bulletproof home it can be broken into if a large enough group coordinates an attack. So you have 2 choices.

  1. Work towards making your home bulletproof.
  2. Have a backup plan if you’re not willing to get it up to bulletproof standards. Specify a “bug-out-location” with your family or roommates so that you have a place to regroup should your defenses fall.

Which leads to the next dark truth. You may not be able to stay in your house forever if you’re not prepared enough. This is especially true if you find yourself in high population density area during an End Of The World As We Know It scenario

Areas with higher populations are more susceptible to violent riots and high levels of crime. So if you live in a big city or around a lot of people it is certainly in your best interest to develop a backup plan.

Evacuation doesn’t have to be a bad thing, change can be overcome, if you plan for it.

With luck, you’ll never have to defend your home from anyone or anything. That’s the hope.

But if things go south and you need to defend your home, you can make sure that you are prepared to the highest degree.

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Tech Company Develops the World’s First EMP-Proof Wallpaper

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event-empIf you’ve ever done any research on the effects of an EMP, you’ve probably heard about a Faraday cage. If you’re not familiar with it, a Faraday cage is capable of blocking electromagnetic waves with a porous metal mesh. Since the metal is conductive, it disperses the energy in a way that prevents it from entering the interior of the cage. That makes it an excellent tool for protecting electronic devices from the effects of an electromagnetic pulse.

Unfortunately, Faraday cages aren’t always convenient, on account of them being heavy metal cages. However, a technology firm out of Utah known as Conductive Composites, has just invented a new material that could revolutionize the way you protect your electronics.

Conductive Composites  has created a method to layer nickel on carbon to form a material that’s light and mouldable like plastic yet can disperse energy like a traditional metal cage.

‘Our materials integrate game-changing conductivity and shielding performance as part of a multifunctional materials system, while preserving the basic weight, cost, structural, environmental, and manufacturing performance advantages of composites and plastics,’ the firm says.

In fact, it’s so light, thin, and flexible, that you could apply it like wallpaper to protect an entire room. The company claims that their material can even be incorporated into paints and concrete. These attributes have the potential to make it easier and more affordable than ever before to protect all manner of electronics, big and small. Conductive Composites has actually started prototyping a few products that are essentially portable “Faraday Cases,” the smallest of which isn’t any heavier than a rolling suitcase. And as an added bonus, these products could also be used to bolster cyber security efforts.

The cases range in size from suitcase-sized units for carrying smaller digital devices to wheeled portable enclosures that can house servers—providing what is essentially an EMP-shielded portable data center. The cases and enclosures are being marketed not just to the military but to consumers, corporations, and first responders as well.

The materials used in Faraday Cases can also be used to create ultra-lightweight antennas, satellite communications reflector dishes, and hundreds of other things that currently need to be made with conductive metal. And they could be a boon to anyone trying to prevent electronic eavesdropping—be it through active wireless bugs, radio retroreflectors used by nation-state intelligence agencies, or passive surveillance through anything from Wi-FI hacking to electromagnetic signals leaking from computer cables and monitors. And in some cases, they could make it possible to create the kind of secure spaces used by government agencies to prevent eavesdropping nearly anywhere.

That’s why the media has been referring to this technology as “NSA-proof wallpaper.” It has the potential to give the average person the same anti-surveillance technology that was previously only cost-effective for governments. Someday soon, turning your house into an EMP-proof, counter-surveillance bunker, may be no more difficult nor any more expensive than a home makeover.

Joshua Krause was born and raised in the Bay Area. He is a writer and researcher focused on principles of self-sufficiency and liberty at Ready Nutrition. You can follow Joshua’s work at our Facebook page or on his personal Twitter.

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