Category Archives: self defense

Self Defense Against Home Invaders

Something that every prepper should be concerned about is self-defense.  Everyday it seems we read about home invasion robberies. In times of economic or other troubles, these could become even more common.  If you can legally own a firearm and … Continue reading

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Improvised Weapons and their Availability

Recently I was talking with a friend about improvised weapons and he went blank.  I asked him what he would grab that was close around him to defend himself.  He hesitated and by the time he came up with something, … 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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Making Tallow Candles

Here is another good entry by Darlene in our writing contest highlighting a practical skill. Howard “Waste Not, Want Not” is one of my mama’s old sayings, and women from generations past were great at using things that they had … Continue reading

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Supporting Your Firearm, Especially After TEOTWAWKI

An entry on firearms for the writing contest Howard Supporting Your Firearm, Especially After TEOTWAWKI Security guy I’m not going to give advice on what firearm you should buy.  Everywhere I have looked for what people recommend the discussion always gets … 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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Miranda Warnings and How They effect you

Recently there was an incident in which a young woman was carrying a baseball bat in her car, when she was stopped by a police officer.  Since she had the bat in the front seat, the officer asked her why … Continue reading

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The Kobun Tanto Styled Boot Knife by Cold Steel

The other day I received a Cold Steel Kobun from Knife Hog (http://www.knifehog.com/).  First thing, I have never bought anything from them and have not had any business dealings with them.  However, I have not heard anything bad so deal … Continue reading

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Penetration of Small Arms for Home Defense

Here is a question submitted by one of our readers on the penetrating power of small arms as a result of the post Ammo Penetration Can be a Problem in Home Defense.  I am posting this for you to make comments and … Continue reading

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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 am … Continue reading

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