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 the unit, or plant IEDs, as well as being vigilant when … [Read more...] about Situational Awareness
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 supplies, rationing of basic supplies, relocation, possible arrest, … [Read more...] about How to Access Secure Areas During a Disaster
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 cash reserve in case the banks collapse. However, I have friends … [Read more...] about Hiding Bullion and Other Valuables
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 (gathering information, looking for enemies, and checking on … [Read more...] about How Many People Are Needed For An Effective Patrol?
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 by defense and why it’s a critical concern for … [Read more...] about Would Your Group Members Kill To Defend Your Retreat?