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There’s no question 2020 has been a shocker of a year, and with the way we’re still trending I’ve not got my hopes up for a recovery anytime soon. But I like to look for the silver linings, and the good thing I see in the crisis is the importance people are now placing on preparedness. Families who never before stockpiled food are buying in bulk, they’re planning ahead, and they’re rapidly adjusting to this “new normal” we’re currently neck-deep in. Personally I think it’s a fantastic change that more people are embracing this way of life, because it will...

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Congratulations. Buying your first gun is a major milestone in your journey towards being prepared, as it arms you with one of the deadliest weapons available. But owning a gun isn't the important part. The trick is knowing how to use it properly, in a self-defensive situation, so you can protect yourself and your family from harm. Without the right training, you'll dramatically increase the chances you'll actually hurt yourself, or a loved one with the gun you've just bought. Scary right? But there's some good news. All it takes to become proficient with your gun is to get a...

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Last weekend a close friend of mine had their house burgled. It's a horrible thought. A stranger, in your home, rummaging through your most personal items. Luckily, they weren't home at the time, and they didn't lose a lot. A few hundred dollars' worth of belongings along with the disappearance of most of their liquor cabinet, but that's not the scary part. Imagine what would have happened if they were home. If the situation was different. Today, I want to do another post on home security. We've touched on ways that you could better fortify your home against an intruder,...

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Let's face it. Fighting is bad, and when you finally get home, battered and bruised, it's clear there is no real "winner." But when it comes to survival, it's important you're able to hold your own in a fight. Now of course, I sincerely hope that you never need to use these skills in a real-life situation, but having the ability to defend yourself is a great survival skill to learn. But that's just it. Defending yourself also means staying alive. But it's not always a fair fight. Perhaps your opponent has a weapon, outweighs you, or is just more...

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Even if you've been studying martial arts for years, if you're in a fight with multiple opponents, you're going to be at a significant disadvantage. Two and you may hold your own. But what if you're facing four, six or even ten opponents? Real life isn't like the movies, and if you want to have any hope to survive, you need a strategy. Because fighting smart is what's going to keep you safe. Today, I'm going to cover the mindset you need to take the fight to your opponents, along with some strategies to ensure you come out on top....

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