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These Crimes Against Harvey Victims Will Make You Angry — and teach you how to avoid becoming a victim
Hurricane Harvey put a huge dent in my hometown, with close to 200 businesses and 20% of the homes here flooded, some up past their rooflines. It’s been a tough couple of months. Our home was spared but if the flood waters had continued to rise for just a few more hours, we wouldn’t have been so lucky.
Piles and piles of “house guts” as I called them quickly lined the streets, and in some cases are still there, waiting to be picked up. Needless to say, the mounds of wet carpet, sheetrock, furniture, clothing, and every type of belonging you could imagine drew flies, rodents, bred mosquitoes, and, unfortunately, attracted a certain group of human predators who focused on bedraggled families as their next victims.…Read More...
Because of something that recently happened to a friend of mine, the subject of personal and home security has been on my mind quite a bit lately. Over the years, I have posted several articles on various ways of securing your home against break-ins. Here are a couple of links that will give you some suggestions on how to secure your home, How to avoid being the victim of burglars, Dogs for Security and Why You Should Have One, Pick the Neighborhood in Which You Live Carefully.
In addition to the above information on home security, I recently came across a couple of new ideas. …Read More...
With the bad weather back east, I noticed an article in today’s news, about people stealing wood. One lady in New Hampshire who heats only with wood, went outside and found her entire woodpile missing. Now most of us want to maintain some type of operational secrecy and avoid being noticed by our neighbors. However many are not as careful about home security. By this, I am talking about locking things and knowing what is going on around your property.
I know of preppers who live in the country not to far from me, who don’t lock their doors half the time and would never think about protecting something like a woodpile short of TEOTWAWKI. …Read More...