Category Archives: self defense

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

shotgun

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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What Rights do You Give Up When You consent to a Search

consent to a Search

First let me qualify a few things; while I served in Law Enforcement for many years, I am not an attorney and have been retired for over 20 years.  Even though I try to keep up on the law, I …

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Good Habits and Routines, Govern How Preppers Respond in an Emergency

Good habits and routines

Good habits and routines can determine your reactions in an emergency.  Years ago when I was on the fire department, I responded to a fire in an elementary school.  Now this school was in session and this was a fairly …

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Binoculars, Everything You need to Know to Buy a Good set

binocularsThe other day I was talking to people about binoculars and found out how little the average person understands the differences in them.  In a TEOTWAWKI situation, a good pair of binoculars may turn out to be an extremely important …

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An Interesting Little Knife that Fits in an Altoid Can.

Being retired gives me the time to research and play with a lot of different products.  As a result I am always on the lookout for different and uncommon items.  The other day I ran across the most unusual knife, …

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More on If You Can’t Own a Firearm, What do You Keep by Your Bed for Protection at Night?

A while back, I wrote an article discussing the best choices of weaponry for people who cannot for any one of various reasons possess firearms (http://bit.ly/13Rip4e/).  At that time, I recommended the use of a short sword or …

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Signal Mirrors and Why You Need Them

Signal mirrors have been used by the Worlds Militaries for many years.  Some armies used them as recently as in the 1960’s.  They were used by the resistance against the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and probably have been used against …

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If You Can’t Own a Firearm, What do You Keep by Your Bed for Protection at Night?

Imagine you live in a state that ignores the second amendment, or for some other reason you can’t own a firearm, what do you keep by your bed at night for protection.  A firearm would always be my first choice, …

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The Family Radio Service Can be Used as Tactical Radios.

The Family Radio Service (FRS) is an improved walkie talkie radio system that was first authorized for use in the United States in 1996. This system uses channelized frequencies around 462 and 467 MHz in the ultra high frequency (UHF) …

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