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When it comes to fighting there are no real winners. You’re risking injuries, potentially even your life if the situation escalates or you’re the recipient of a blow in just the wrong place. But sometimes you’ve not got a choice. I’ll always recommend walking away from a confrontation like this instead of reacting to it, but I do appreciate there are times when its simply now impossible. Like when someone means you real harm, is trying to kidnap or abduct you, or has given you reason to believe that they’re trying to kill you. Now, I’m not a lawyer and...

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Considering the lockdowns the pandemic has sprung on us, there’s no question that 2020 has been a bit of a wild year. But this last weekend I finally got the chance to get out to our backup location, and gosh – we haven’t been out there since February. It’s not looking too wild for a property that’s been left to its own devices for 9 months, the garden needs a little love and rats had eaten into one of the tubs of grain, but for the most part it was almost just how we’d left it, with one caveat. Our...

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If you a group to name the SHTF event they believe will happen first, you’ll likely get as many different answers as you have people in the group. When I think about a disaster I like to use logic, as the most likely event for me is severe flooding. It happens every few years on a smaller scale, but it wouldn’t take much to tip the scales in the other direction and suddenly my entire community is looking at a crisis that will disrupt our way of life for weeks or even months on end. And that’s just from a...

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If a crisis is forcing you from your home, whether it’s a localized disaster or an evacuation that has the military knocking on your door, it’s important to secure your home before you go. Now, that’s not to say you should waste hours and hours on fortifications and other preps while a crisis is creeping closer, but if you’ve got the time to run through this quick checklist you stand the best possible chance of returning home to find yours in one piece.   Turn off gas and water The last thing you want is a gas explosion or to flood...

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When panic and desperation start hitting the streets, being in the wrong place at the wrong time can be a death sentence. You only have to go on YouTube to see the worst of what humanity has to offer, and while we’ve indeed had some rough months recently, it’s hard to imagine just how bad things will get when the SHTF. Because it’s not going to be pretty. Without law and order or any threat of repercussion, people will do some pretty terrible things. If you’re starting to see things descending into chaos my only advice would be to get...

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