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Worst Case Scenario: Taking Back Your Home From Intruders, Part 1

Those of us in the preparedness game spend lots of hours and lots of dollars preparing for any likely disaster. Food, water, power, communications, and many other topics fill our minds and fuel our plans. We all consider our well-prepared homes as our castles, but what do you do if someone has taken your castle…and your preparedness lifeline? Are you prepared to watch your family go hungry and become vulnerable because home intruders picked you as a victim? This issue has a …

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Defensible Space Isn’t Just for Wildfires: How to Protect Your Home in the Aftermath of a Disaster

One lesson we have learned from major disasters all over the world is that we can’t count on the normal public safety services like police and fire to quickly come to our aid; overwhelmed by the needs caused by the disaster, it can take from days to weeks before response times to 911 calls are once again reasonable. In the meantime, natural forces and the sins of man are unchecked and it is up to all of us to take …

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5 Reasons I Attend Gun Shows

I went to a gun show this morning with the Paranoid Dad.  It’s the fourth one I’ve attended in the past eight months or so.  In case you’re wondering why a perfectly sane, suburban SurvivalMom might show her face at one of these events, I really do have some perfectly rational reasons. First, personal protection, and no, I don’t mean maxi-pads.  As people lose jobs and, coming soon, benefit checks from bankrupt government agencies, there will be an increase in crime.  As Gerald Celente says, …

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