Home Security in the Aftermath of a Crisis

Any disaster brings the predators and scavengers out of the woodwork. These two-legged varmints can be highly dangerous, especially to those whose homes aren’t secure. What do I mean by “secure?” I mean that your home and property is protected by a... read more...

Firearms Training for Defending Your Home

Pretty much anyone who has been involved in prepping or survival for any length of time recognizes the need for firearms to protect yourself in a survival situation. Notice that I’m not talking about hunting here, but self-defense. Guns are... read more...

Developing a Layered Defense

Defending your home in a time of crisis is much different than defending it against common criminals. The conventional wisdom of home security is basically worthless in a survival situation, as people aren’t going to be acting like normal criminals... read more...

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AR-15 ghost gun

Building an AR-15 “Ghost Gun”

Regardless of one’s political stance, eventually you run up against the reality that weapons, specifically guns, are a very real part of survival. If you’re out in the wilderness, trying to live off the land, you’ll need guns to hunt. That is... read more...

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Shelter in All Situations

Your home is much more than a place to store your accumulated possessions. Its primary purpose is to provide shelter to protect you from the weather. While we use the home for many other purposes, the original reason that mankind started building... read more...

fine art of camouflage

The Fine Art of Camouflage

Amongst the various aspects of survival is the problem of keeping others from killing you. The unfortunate reality is that mankind really isn’t as civilized as we pretend we are. In the face of a crisis, it’s easy for us to fall back to our base... read more...

grey man theory

The “Grey Man” Theory

Between the militarization of the police, the armament of the Department of Homeland Security, purging of the military’s leadership and military exercises focused on quelling civil disturbance, the specter of martial law looms dark over America. If... read more...

tactical training

Tactical Training in Your Home

Those of us who take home security seriously never seem to get enough training. It doesn’t matter how much we go to the range, we’re never quite at the point we want to be. We’d like more, but there’s never enough time or enough money to get... read more...

survival in an apartment

Survival in an Apartment

So much of the time, when we talk about surviving a disaster, we do so from an idealistic point of view. What I mean by that is that I and other writers develop the scenario in our minds and write about how we would live through it. Unfortunately... read more...

when a gun is the wrong thing

When a Gun is the Wrong Thing to Use

Many of us look at guns as the ultimate in self-defense weapons. I say us, because I have to include myself amongst that group. I’ve legally carried a gun for a number of years and feel half-naked without it. I go to the range regularly, especially... read more...

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Using a Tactical Flashlight with Your Gun

Tactical flashlights have all but taken over the market from their older cousins. These sturdy, compact lights provide much more illumination than conventional lights, while being embodied in a cool, machined aluminum case. Their compact size makes... read more...

weapons training

Weapons Training – Making the Most of Dry Fire

Anyone who has a gun and has spent any time on the range realizes that shooting can be an expensive hobby. I remember back when I was learning to shoot; we called it throwing quarters at the target, because back then a .45 cartridge cost about 25... read more...

Surviving Martial Law

Surviving Martial Law

With the coming of the Jade Helm exercise of 2015, the specter of martial law has once again raised its ugly head here in the United States. While we don’t know that this is a prelude to actually establishing martial law and a police state, the... read more...