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Situational Awareness

October 11, 2014



Situational awareness is a term most often heard around military and law enforcement training centers.  It is, as simply as I can put it, being aware of everything around you while paying attention to what looks right and what doesn’t.  For the military this translates into being alert to places where an enemy might ambush […]

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How to Access Secure Areas During a Disaster

August 5, 2014


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When the SHTF or any other TEOTWAWKI event occurs we will most likely be living in a lock down society. When martial law is in effect there is a complete suspension of your rights under the U.S. Constitution. Some of the elements that would go into effect under martial law are: confiscation of firearms and […]

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Hiding Bullion and Other Valuables

July 27, 2014



For years I’ve considered this question: If you have guns, gold, cash, jewelry and that sort of thing… where do you keep it with TEOTWAWKI in mind? Fortunately, I’m not rich. I don’t have a lot of things worth hiding, but I do have a little coin collection and some vintage collectibles, plus a little emergency […]

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How Many People Are Needed For An Effective Patrol?

July 10, 2014


Soldier on Patrol in Tabin

When most people hear the term patrolling they tend to think about military patrols based on movies or TV with some also considering police patrols and such. Preppers should think of patrolling as a bit of both. I say that because a patrol during or after a crisis situation will have aspects of military patrolling […]

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Would Your Group Members Kill To Defend Your Retreat?

June 21, 2014


Primary and Supplementary Positions

If you’ve been reading my earlier articles you’ve seen references to; defensive perimeters, fighting positions, and similar concepts. I will do my best to explain what these things are and how they work together to form the defense of your retreat. I’ll incorporate some graphics as well. First we need to understand what is meant […]

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Why Join A Local Community Emergency Response Team ”

May 14, 2014


CERT in Radio Training

When disasters, emergencies or just plain SHTF strike the decision of having taken the path of self-reliance becomes clearer and much more appreciated. No one wants to have to depend upon the government or others to take care of their basic needs. This is probably why you took the path of self-reliance to begin with. […]

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