Establish a “No Zone” For Your Protection
Where is Your “No Zone”? A “No Zone” is a defensive strategy within your home that places an imaginary boundary that cannot be crossed by an intruder without deadly force being applied.Reloading and Building Your Own Ammunition is an Important Part of Prepping
For any serious prepper reloading ammunition is a key component of prepping. This is the most effective way of creating enough ammunition to supply their needs now and after WROL begins. Do not neglect this very important aspect of prepping.Survival – Are You and Your Family Prepared?
92% of Americans having survived a natural disaster say they are not prepared for the next one. 48% of Americans do not have emergency supplies.Short Range Personal Defense Options For Emergencies
Short range is anything under 25 yards. This does include hand-to-hand. As scary as this sounds you must plan for this type of encounter. This is the most brutal and life threatening aspect of self defense, You will be looking into the eyes of your assailant. You must be fully prepared for this. Your life is at stake.Mid Range Personal Defense Options for Emergencies
For our purposes here we define mid range as 25 – 100 yards. Some will argue that this is really close range but you have to remember that we are talking about non-military individuals. Less than 100 yards is close enough that you could be the prey and not the predator. How you act can say a lot about how you will be approached. If you portray someone that is prepared and not easy prey then you could be passed up for easier targets. Being prepared to defend you and your family is a critical part of any survival plan. Don’t make yourself an easy target.Long Range Personal Defense Options For Emergencies
Long range is line of sight (As far as you can see) down to 100 yards out. In most cases you are going to want to avoid contact. There are not many options for defense at this distance other than concealment or lethal force. Since you want to avoid armed conflict your best option may be to hide. Read on to discover any other options that you may have.Bug Out or Shelter In Place During an Emergency
There is always a lot of discussion in the prepper community about whether you should bug out (leaving home) to a remote location or shelter in place (staying home with your family). Bugging out has certain advantages only under special conditions that deserve some consideration. You should really think long and hard before abandoning your home and bugging out to a remote location, Bugging out can be extremely dangerous during an emergency. Read this article to learn some of the important considerations about bugging out or sheltering in place.Types of Emergencies – Local Unrest or Riots
Riots Can Come On Quickly – Think back to the riots and local unrest in Ferguson, MO in 2014. People were upset over the shooting of a black man for assaulting a police officer. Riots came upon the area almost as fast as dark fell on the city. There was almost no time to prepare and no warning days ahead of time to tell people to get ready. You were either ready or you weren’t. Think about your situation. Are you ready to be locked in your home for a week or longer? If not. Read and learn what to do.Types of Emergencies – Marshall Law
What to Expect During Marshall Law A state of Marshall Law or where the government tosses out or totally ignores the Constitution of the United States and denies citizens of their rights. This could also mean the enforcement of Presidential Executive Orders that already exist where personal property is nationalized and put under the control of the government. Marshall Law is even something that was enforced here in Florida during the last hurricane that passed through. Government agencies love forcing people to stay home during any emergency. This helps them find people who are breaking the law and arrest them. You must plan to be able to stay at home for a week or more in case Marshall Law is imposed on your area.Types of Emergencies – Hurricanes or Weather Related
The majority of damage done by hurricanes is not wind. It is water. Drowning is the major cause of death in hurricanes. After seeing the devastation caused by these storms over my years I have come to know and respect their power and the amount of devastation that they can cause. Special planning is required to be prepared for weather related emergencies. For people along the southern and eastern coasts, this is especially important.Types of Emergencies – Acts of Terrorism
Terrorism is a Daily Reality We live within 90 miles of each of these: A nuclear reactor. Entertainment complexes where hundreds of thousands of people gather daily and multiple military bases that are all prime targets for terrorism. What facilities are near you? Power plants are everywhere. Dams, bridges, tunnels and rail depots are all prime targets. Even though you might not be immediately impacted by a terrorist attack you could feel long-term effects for weeks or months. Planning for this type of emergency is difficult because of the vast options to be considered. Read this to get a small taste of what you will have to do.First Steps To Take In An Emergency Medical Situation
It’s just as important how you handle an emergency situation mentally as it is physically. These are the very first steps that should be taken to insure you give the most efficient help possible.Oroville Dam – Diverting This Damn Disaster Before Devastation May Not Be Done
Dam Disasters are amongst the most devastating and yes, spectacular of all catastrophic calamities. In mid-February of 2017, a very wet season for Northern California with many storms delivering large amounts of rain fall filling up behind the Oroville Dam. A stark contrast to the nearly empty levels of 2005 when California was in full-scale drought and Californians had taken to the ancient Native American ‘rain-dancing’ strategy, as all hope had been lost.Clean Cases Are Essential For Reloading
Clean cases are critical to your finished product. Cleaning, inspecting, resizing and preparing the brass to receive a new primer, measured powder, a new bullet and crimp are where I spend the most time during the entire reloading process. There are different methods of cleaning brass cases. Pick the method that works best for you.Temporary Shelters After a Disaster
Let’s assume that you have a home or apartment to stay in during and after the disaster. Under the best conditions you have electricity, air conditioning and when it rains you stay dry. That is the best of circumstances. But if you must seek alternative shelter after a disaster you must have already obtained the materials to live in until you can return to your primary shelter. Your disaster plan must include temporary shelter for more than just you to sleep in.