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Your home is your castle, and one of the most frightening situations you will ever find yourself in is the home invasion. If you’re home when it happens your family could be in grave danger, and even if you’re out, you may never feel safe in your home again once it’s been broken into. Today, we’re going to cover some simple strategies you can use to secure your home, making it difficult for an attacker to gain entry. The goal here is to harden your home defenses, so any would-be attackers choose to move on to an easier target. Here’s...

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‘This information is on a need to know basis.’ Ever hear this line in a movie? Of course you have, it’s common when you’re watching any of the old spy flicks or James Bond as he’s running around, but it has a very practical application for the modern survivalist. Do not tell the world about your preparations for when the SHTF. Our team at APE Survival cannot stress this enough. Do NOT casually mention to the hardware store clerk you’re building a self-contained water catchment and treatment plant. Do NOT tell the Wal-Mart cashier you’ve got 12 months of food...

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If the SHTF today, what would you do? Die hard survivalists may be ready with their bug-out bag to zoom off into the wilderness, but for many reasons this isn't always the best idea. Perhaps the streets are full of looters intent on taking what's yours. Perhaps the weather conditions outside aren't safe to travel through. Perhaps your new destination doesn't have the same amount of supplies. Generally, staying put in a crisis is your best option. Bugging out into the wilderness should only ever be a last resort. It seems great as you fantasize and imagine yourself as a...

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For anyone who has successfully made it through a disaster, I bet you're well aware of the rollercoaster of stress, emotion and fear these type of emergencies bring. For everyone else, it's going to be eye opening. Bugging out effectively requires you to overcome these initial sensations of panic, to remain strategic and have clear and logical decisions at every step of the process. Blindly following a bug out plan can get you into more trouble than you expect, risking your life if you end up in the wrong place at the wrong time. To better understand what it takes...

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When you're just getting started, the journey to being a survivalist looks a little daunting - and rightly so. There's people out there who have been preparing for years, and they've got supplies and systems in place you have yet to even dream about. But the good news is that it doesn't take much to get started, and we're here to help.

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