First Aid Kits

First Aid Kits

In most wars, more people die from disease and infection than from combat wounds.  The ability to provide immediate first aid to family members and guests can mean the difference between an interesting story to tell the grandchildren and a disaster that ends with a shovel and a bouquet of flowers. You cannot count on emergency medical personnel to always be available — or to respond in a timely manner.  In the event of a real disaster, your “emergency” could be put on hold for days while first responders are dealing with other wounded.  It is the responsibility of each […]

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Car Alarms

Car Alarms

Car alarms have a bad reputation, due to poor quality equipment, incompetent installation, incorrect configuration, and owners who ignore their own alarm sirens.  However, your car alarm doesn’t have to suffer from those issues.  You can buy a quality vehicle alarm system and have it professionally installed and configured.  You can also refuse to be one of the people who installs a loud siren and then ignores the siren when it activates. Why Buy a Car Alarm? The average car theft costs $6,600.  This is because car thieves tend to steal older cars to chop them up and sell them […]

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Outdoor Survival

Outdoor Survival

People become stranded or lost in the wilderness for various reasons. A leisurely day hike can turn into days of wandering sick and exhausted, or an overnight camping trip can go horribly wrong because of an extreme weather event. You might even be on a small plane that goes down in a remote area. Your car can slide down a ravine leaving you waiting days for rescue. Anything can happen to anyone at anytime. However, you can survive virtually any situation by preparing, and being aware of what can happen. Survival experts will tell you they prepare for the expected, […]

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Car Remote Jammers

Car Remote Jammers

Thieves have discovered an easy way to get into vehicles — car remote jammers. These are cheap electronic devices which block the signal between your car remote and your car. Many people click their car remote to lock their vehicle and then fail to verify that their vehicle actually locked. The thieves know this and they wait for vehicle owners to leave their cars and jam the signal so that the cars do not successfully lock. The thieves may not be intending to steal the vehicles, but may only be interested in stealing the contents of the vehicles. This can […]

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Perimeter Security

Perimeter Security

Perimeter security defines protection layers against both physical ingress and information egress of your property. Defining Your Perimeters If you have a single family home in a fenced yard, you might define your fence as the outer perimeter and the walls of your home as the inside perimeter.  In an highly urbanized environment, you might not have a yard and a fence.  The walls of your home might be your only perimeter.  On the other hand, if your home is a farm house far from civilization, you might define an outer perimeter far from your house which is not protected […]

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Home Security Safes

Home Security Safes

Over the past two decades, it has become increasingly popular for consumers to purchase home security safes to store valuables and private documentation. Making a smart choice on the type of safe or lockable box can save valuable time and / or money in the event of a home break-in or fire. There are a variety of safe-types available on the open market today depending on one’s budget, value of material to be safe-guarded, and whether or not the purchaser needs to buy a fireproof container. Home Security Facts Before making a decision regarding the type of safe to purchase […]

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Reinforcing Wooden Doors

Reinforcing Wooden Doors

Steel security doors are superior in most ways to wooden doors, but they are not always practical.  Your existing wooden door may be decorative, it may be a non-standard size, or it may simply be already paid for.  When you can’t replace a wooden door, you can sometimes augment it with steel reinforcement. You’ll need to buy a large steel plate and then drill holes for the doorknob, the peephole, and the mounting screws. The thickness of steel plate depends upon the strength of your door hinges and door material. Here are approximate weights for an average 3′ x6′ 8″ […]

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Economic Security

Economic Security

David Stockman, Ronald Reagan’s budget director from 1981 to 1985, recently stated, “I invest in anything that Bernanke can’t destroy, including gold, canned beans, bottled water and flashlight batteries.” It is shocking for most people to hear this hard-nosed survivalist mentality from a well-known Washington figure. Americans are used to constantly being told “everything is under control; we in the government know what we’re doing; trust us.” The truth is that the people in government don’t know what they are doing, that we can’t trust them and that the only thing under control is us. A comprehensive economic security plan […]

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Moving Overseas for Security

Moving Overseas for Security

The United States has been a model of stability since the end of the Civil War in 1865. Over one hundred years of domestic tranquility has caused many Americans to forget that all governments tend towards tyranny. The United States faces many risks, some created by the nations successes, others by its failures, and still other which are simply bad luck. The wealth and power of the United States attracts fear and resentment from members of less capable cultures. The U.S. has largely been able to ignore those people up to this point, but within a few decades many groups […]

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Cane Bolts

Cane Bolts

Most doors are selected by general contractors who have more interest in cost containment than security.  If you are a home owner and you have the funds, you can choose to replace your doors.  However, you can also enhance the security of most doors with the simple and cheap addition of a cane bolt. Cane bolts function very similar to door chains.  The weakness of door chains is that most of them are mounted on weak material, such as soft wood door jams or even drywall.  Very few are mounted with sufficiently long screws into solid 2×4’s or masonry. Cane […]

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