Archive for January, 2014

If you are currently going through the stages where you’re internally debating with yourself whether or not to legally carry a firearm, think about the following.  How would it make you feel if a criminal had total control; the power of life and death over you and your family with only the criminal having any say in whether you or your family lived or died.   Without having a firearm and a working knowledge of using that firearm to defend yourself and your family you would have absolutely no input into that scenario.  It is your right and your responsibility to protect yourself and your family.  Never forget that.  So get that permit, get some training and practice those skills.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read if I do say so myself.

Profiling can save your life.  Human beings as a survival mechanism constantly profile as a method to avoid danger and everyone does it to one extent or another.  As an example that was told to me follows; it will clearly illustrate my point.  You are in the lobby of a six floor apartment building late at night waiting for an elevator. There are two elevators and as you push the button waiting for an elevator to arrive you are looking forward to visiting your friend who lives on the fifth floor.  In the lobby both elevator doors open at the same time.  In one elevator there are 6 old ladies; in the other elevator there are 6 men all in their 20’s dressed in gang colors.  Which elevator are you going to get into?  Anyone with common sense will get into the elevator with the 6 old ladies.

Congratulations you profiler you; you have just profiled and in doing so you have probably saved yourself from being raped, robbed or murdered. Profiling is how human beings look to avoid danger and stay safe.  We all have gut instincts for a reason; so learn to use them wisely and stay safe.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read if I do say so myself.

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An economic decline is just one disaster that preppers seek to prepare for. When the economy falters, unemployment and poverty can run rampant and crime will escalate.  Desperate people will be forced to do desperate things in order to survive.  As the prices of necessary commodities rise, the buying power of the dollar shrinks.  As central banks the world over print more currency, and introduce it into the economy, the purchasing value of that currency goes down.  As the national debt increases the dollars value decreases.

Additional reasons for economic decline include debased currency, inflation, declining credit rating, failed stimulus plan, unwieldy entitlement programs, unions and lobbyists, pork barrel projects, government subsidies, over-regulation, illegal immigration, the complexity of derivatives, and escalating debt which results in higher taxation and a lower standard of living.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read if I do say so myself.

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The collapse of social order occurs when the psychological barrier that keeps people in check collapses when conditions warrant.  Once people realize that 911 can’t handle all of the calls, or that police are unwilling or unable to respond during a disaster scenario; the breakdown of law and order occurs.  Examples of the collapse of social order include the L.A. Riots after the Rodney King verdict was announced, and the looting and violence following Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans.

Three primary factors that can contribute to the decimation of social order are lack of food, lack of water, and lack of money.  The collapse of social order is extremely dangerous because it is a frame of mind; and when that frame of mind is altered or removed due to a panic/disaster situation, law and order can cease to exist.  

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read if I do say so myself.

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Last night my heavy duty steel shelving units complete with 3 months worth of food and water per person came crashing down as the legs buckled under the extreme weight.  I rebuilt a heavier duty shelving system and restocked everything which took many hours to do.  Luckily none of the food and water supplies burst upon impact with the concrete floor. I share this with my readers so you can learn from my experience. Make sure your shelves, no matter how heavy duty you think they are, really can support all the weight you are looking for them to support.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read if I do say so myself.

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Yes, I’ve finally come to realize, the hard way, that as I am getting older my mind still wants to do things that my body isn’t willing to follow.  Case in point was while doing some weight training I tore a muscle pretty badly in my right arm causing pain to radiate up and down my right arm. The pain extends from the thumb on my right hand all the way up to my neck.  Yes I know in a few weeks I’ll be fine; but it made me realize that carrying a bug out bag or handling a firearm have now been made increasingly more difficult, and painful, at least for a few weeks.  Lesson learned here is when it comes to survival and preparedness, it is essential to not push your body beyond what it is realistically capable of doing, regardless of how young you feel inside.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting to read if I do say so myself and they also make excellent gifts 🙂

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There are three kinds of people in the world today.  Those who are predators, those who are prey and those who refuse to be either.  In order to survive in today’s world or any type of post apocalyptic world of the future you must inwardly develop a warrior spirit; a mindset that says I refuse to be a victim.  Everyone must fight for something at some point in their lives and it is imperative that when these encounters take place, that you emerge victorious.

Nobody can tell you what your threat will look like; but when a threat attacks, you must be prepared physically, mentally and emotionally to defend yourself.  If something looks wrong or feels wrong then it is wrong.  Don’t ignore that inner sixth sense that warns you of impending danger.  Remember the rule of three M’s. 1 – Maximize your distance to the threat.  2 – Minimize yourself as a target.  3 – Muzzle always between you and the threat.

Survival is a combination of skills, mindset and gear.  Make sure you train regularly to keep your survival skills sharp.  Keep the proper positive, confident mindset and keep any gear which will keep you alive nearby.  Also make sure you are fully competent with each piece of gear. 

In a survival situation there are no re-do’s.  You only get one chance to do it right and survive the first time.  Take the time to train and plan accordingly.  After all it’s your life; make sure you keep it by doing what is necessary to stay alive.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting and entertaining to read.

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When it comes to any type of TEOTWAWKI (The end of the world as we know it) survival situations, there are some common sense survival things that everyone should know.

  • Survival requires proper planning and good gear.
  • Food, water, guns, ammo, first aid supplies, and other necessary survival gear should be already stocked before a survival situation occurs.
  • Avoid dehydration and starvation at all costs.
  • Have a secure, well stocked, defendable location available.
  • Firearms and knives for defensive purposes are essential.
  • Avoid strange, dangerous areas and strange, dangerous people.
  • Crowds can quickly turn violent and can get you killed.
  • Light and noise discipline when appropriate is essential.
  • People will fight over scant resources.
  • Thugs will try and take what you have.
  • Martial law is always bad.
  • People who thought you were nuts for prepping when times were good will start showing up on  your doorstep when times are bad. 
  • Never show weakness.
  • You must rely on yourself.
  • A welfare mentality will get you killed.
  • Trust your sixth sense.  If something seems wrong then it is wrong.
  • Bad guys with guns should be avoided.  If you cannot avoid them then you need to be better armed then they are.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting to read if I do say so myself and they also make excellent gifts 🙂

Be alert for predatory signs that usually signal an increased probability of attack.  These signs include excessive or prolonged eye contact; people who approach you deliberately or move with you as you move; predatory movements such as circling, splitting up, or trying to get behind you and people who try and herd you towards a low visibility, isolated ambush point.

Other signs include the use of distractions such as someone asking for directions, or for a light, or physically bumping into you; people who quickly enter your personal space; people who are deliberately following you and people who wear inappropriate clothes such as a heavy jacket in warm weather.

Pay attention to your surroundings (situational awareness).  If something seems unusual, start to increase your defensive posture.  Your behaviors and actions should signal to a predator that you would be a hard target and that you pose such a hazard to them, that they will look elsewhere for an easier target.

Avoid dangerous people and dangerous situations.  If attacked you must be mentally prepared to incapacitate your attacker and win at all costs.  Your mindset and attitude can significantly effect the outcome.

You can see all 5 of my post apocalyptic fiction books, 2 of my zombie fiction books and 1 of my horror fiction books on the left side of my blog page.  Go ahead; take a chance and purchase one or more over at Amazon.com. They are really quite interesting to read if I do say so myself and they also make excellent gifts 🙂

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