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Getting through a kidnapping is a harrowing ordeal, one that puts you at the complete and utter mercy of your captures. Unfortunately, abductions and kidnapping are a common thing even in our society today, and it’s done for a wide variety of different reasons.  From financial gains to the depraved nature of some people, if you’re unlucky enough to be taken there is generally a reason for it. For the vast majority of kidnappings they are a business transaction, done simply as a way to bring in extra income in countries that are notoriously poor. Although if you’ve fallen into...

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It’s not surprising that we survivalists are an individualistic bunch, and while being part of a larger community does have its benefits, there’s every chance you’re going to be all alone when the SHTF. Whether that’s from circumstances or your own choice, just because you live alone it doesn’t mean you need to become an easy target. Far from it. But living alone does require you to think differently when it comes to defending what’s yours, and you need to put strategies in place that support your decision to live alone. Investing in the technology, supplies and defenses that turn...

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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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