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Staying Awake While on Guard Duty

So there are problems, civil disruptions and you have to stay up all night on guard duty.  How do you stay awake?  Staying awake has been a problem in the military and sometimes has resulted in the death of soldiers. … Continue reading

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How to avoid being the victim of burglars

The most common burglar is a young man who lives within a two miles of you.  This type of burglar is the easiest to stop.  They are normally not very experienced nor highly skilled.  However, there are still many experienced burglars … Continue reading

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Ammunition Storage and it Problems

Many preppers have an small arms ammunition storage area in their preps.  This seems to give some people heartburn and they complain about its dangers.  I spent many years as a fireman and an arson and bomb investigator.  During this time … Continue reading

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Alternate Uses of MRE Components

While MRE’s are normally used for food, that are several components that do have other uses than their intended ones. MRE toilet paper can be used to start a fire. Tabasco Sauce – A friend, who spent several tours overseas … Continue reading

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Personal Safety While in Crowds or Traveling.

I like to travel and go out occasional, but at the same time, I am concerned about personal safety.  So I always take a few minimal precautions.  Part of this comes from spending time in both law enforcement and the … Continue reading

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Nighttime Emergencies, How do You Respond?

When I worked in a firehouse, we always kept our turns outs (bunker gear) right by our beds.  With everything always in the same place, we could be dressed and on our to way to slide down the pole in a … Continue reading

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How to Protect your Home from Burglars

Here is a post that was sent to me, that gives some good ideas on preventing burglary. Howard One of the most common crimes in the world is burglary, but it is also one of the easiest to prevent. If … Continue reading

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28 ways to avoid being the victim of burglars

The most common burglar is a young man who lives within a two miles of you.  This type of burglar is the easiest to stop.  They are normally not very experienced and highly skilled.  However, there are still many experienced … Continue reading

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Dogs for Security and Why You Should Have One

I have been thinking about the use of dogs for security.  Currently we do not own a dog and have been thinking about getting one in the future.  Part of the reason is that I like a dog that I … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Thermal Imaging Devices

This excellent article on thermal imaging was sent to me by a friend.  I have doubled checked the information with a couple of other sources and have found it to be good. Howard A warm body can be detected by … Continue reading

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