Ammo Penetration Can be a Problem in Home Defense

Yesterday, we wrote about A Shotgun, The Best Firearm for Defending Your Home.  In the post, I mentioned that any firearm that is adequate for self-defense will penetrate the walls of a stick built home.  By stick built, I …

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A Shotgun, The Best Firearm for Defending Your Home

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I have seen a lot of discussion on the subject of ammunition and what caliber is best for you to keep for home defense.  Now for the purposes of this discussion I am assuming that you are defending your home …

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Facial Recognition System Being Build by the FBI

 

facial recognition

Here is some information sent to me by a friend regarding the new facial recognition system being build by the FBI. They plan to have collected up to 52 million facial images of both criminals and ordinary citizens by …

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The Pros and Cons of Cell Phones for Preppers

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I am old enough to have lived before cell phones. When I was child we lived in a home with a wall-mounted phone with a hand crank and a party line.  Now I am sure very few of you even …

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Solar Wagons can Provide Off Grid Electric Power

 

Last Saturday we had our preparedness fair and it was quite well attended.  One of the things that I found quite interesting was the solar wagon that Aron from Sierra Solar brought to the fair.

This solar wagon is …

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3 Ways to Find Food Using Your Survival Knife

This is an article sent to me by Leighton Taylor on the use of survival knifes.

Howard

Should the world as we know it come to an end (think natural disaster, societal collapse, or the invasion of zombies) or you …

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Mosquitoes Can be a Health Hazard After TEOTWAWKI

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I live near a stream and every year the mosquito abatement district sprays along the stream and as a result, I don’t get many mosquitoes in my yard.  Now after TEOTWAWKI that will change, there will be no spraying which …

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Fire Safety and Children

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For the last seventeen years of my career in law enforcement, I was involved in arson and bomb investigation, prior to that I was on a fire department.  This resulted in being involved in investigating a number of fires that …

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EMP Attack by North Korea is a Real Possibility Says DHS Study

EMP attack

I rarely reprint items from the news, but today I will make an exception.  An EMP attack is something that has worried many of us for some time.  It is something that could bring devastation to most of the US.  …

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Will You Eat a Rat to Survive?

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“Will you eat a rat?” is a legitimate question.  If your answer is no, you are not mentally prepared to survive.  Rats are a delicacy in parts of the world.  One of the first ideas the military teaches about surviving …

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