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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #30 on: October 18, 2013, 10:16:15 PM »
Yowbarb Note:
Town hall Member Justwright61 found the articles, Protect Your Castles, Pt. 1,2, and 3

http://www.earnyourmancard.com/protect-your-castle-part-1.html

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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2014, 07:11:53 AM »
Yowbarb Note: This video is part of Encore day, Day#8 of The Survival Summit.

Last couple hours to view this presentation. Any questions, send me a message or post here.


http://thesurvivalsummit.com/how-to-fortify-your-home-property-from-looters/ 

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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2014, 09:13:15 AM »
Yowbarb Note: I have posted about thorny living fences before. Here it is again,

Hawthorn fencing - living fences for security and survival... seen in the film
, Fortifying Your Home & Property Against Looters
 
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http://thesurvivalsummit.com/how-to-fortify-your-home-property-from-looters/ 

Time probably ran out on this video...last day of survival summit...

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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2014, 09:20:18 AM »
"Funneling" concept - part of defending your home.
Image from Survival Summit video,


Fortifying Your Home & Property Against Looters
 
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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2014, 09:48:38 AM »
"Delay," "Alarm systems" "Deadbolts," "Burglar Bars" - etc. -
more of the important security concept from the video
Fortifying Your Home & Property Against Looters
 
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This video may still be available now. It's part of last day of The Survival Summit,  Mr. Cobb has other videos and books. Sites. Worthwhile.

More in next post...

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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2014, 10:23:05 AM »
More security ideas, including wireless game cameras if you are next to or in, the woods. Most require a power source and the net.


Mr. Cobb who did this presentation:

Jim Cobb www.survivalweekly.com

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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #36 on: January 28, 2014, 10:31:52 AM »
If prepping is a lifestyle, you are still in your home and living your life, he does not recommend making the windows look like a fortress. He gave tips such as a type of plastic sheeting on the window to strengthen it. He said if your living room looks like an episode of hoarders TV show, you are likely doing it wrong.  :)

My Note: All that said (I feel) if you actually are in your survival location, bunker, dome whatever yes the windows need to be small and unbreakable and secured. Or they are no good at all to stand up to high winds, intruders, etc.

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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #37 on: January 28, 2014, 11:20:13 AM »
Interviewer Dave Womach suggested netting etc. Presenter didn't think it was as foolproof as boards on door.
(My note: Where boards are depends on if the door opens out or in...)

Force On Force Training - http://simunition.com/en/

Presenter empathized this point: When bullets are flying there can be unintended fatalities. Over - penetration is when a bullet intended for an attacker passes through and hits someone behind him - or it goes through a wall where one of your family members is!

Try to avoid ever having that gunfight... do it if you need to, though.

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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #38 on: February 10, 2014, 06:41:19 AM »
Here's a few suggestions. also posted in the Topic, Lack of money.

This is about protecting your goods from thieves.
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One thing which might work is spend a bit of cash and get a hole dug in the back of the house, on your survival location.

•   Put in a reinforced concrete underground supply storage
•   A reinforced wooden cover which you can move.
•   If you use a concrete or metal cover it may need a rope looped into it -
•   so it can be moved by a couple of people
•   I would put some mold inhibitor crystals in the corners; put a tarp inside
•   a few shelves and -
•   a small ladder which goes down into the inside.
•   I would put a lot of the supplies down in there, cover it up.
•   I would put a flameproof spray on the lid (if wooden) and -
•   sprinkle gravel all over it, then some other kind of chamo.
•   RV, camper or other vehicle on the property? Drive it over the entrance to the underground food storage.
•   Not putting the wheels on the door of it, just straddling it.

Any other ideas on how to disguise and protect an underground storage?

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« Reply #39 on: April 29, 2014, 09:47:29 AM »
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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2014, 08:07:57 AM »
Re-posting some miscellaneous thoughts.
Keep alternative weapons around. Simple things which could help delay, prevent a crime.
I used to remind my son to keep a metal pipe up his sleeve which was needed at times.
Being armed seems to be a deterrent. He was roughed up by gang members from about age 9 and the last time they tried to kill him and he got away with a slash and in need of stitches.
I used to remind him to keep a metal stick in his car on drivers side so he could pull it out. One night on the phone I asked him if he put the metal stick back in his car he said, no but I'll do that. Turns out it came in handy. It discouraged a small group of gang members from approaching him any closer. With his height (tall) and loud voice - and the long metal stick he didn't seem like he would be so much fun to tangle with so they backed off.
I recommend people keep bamboo poles, metal any kind of stick they can get and one near the front door. It goes without saying to not fling the door open. Lock your screen doors if you have them.
Just some thoughts. My Dad told me about an old woman who kept a gun by her bedside. When her husband passed away (before that) he had taught her to load clock and fire a gun. She was a reluctant pupil. He insisted that when he was gone she keep a loaded gun by her bedside. One night she had an intruder who attacked her, tearing off her nightgown. (Hemet, CA.) The attacker must not have seen the gun. She reached over for the gun, cocked aimed and hit him point blank at close range. End of that attack.

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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #41 on: May 06, 2014, 08:11:39 AM »
PS My Dad got a nice gold cloth chain and put a hook into it and fastened a pepper spray cannister.
When I was biking around by myself and had to come home at night to a dark house, I always had the pepper spray open so with one hand I could spray it into an attacker's eyes.
It really is pathetic that in some places even mace or pepper spray is illegal but keep it on you anyway and where you can grab it - FAST.
I have been mugged a couple times got away without serious harm... Some close calls where I had to use cat stealth to hide and get away. Blessed Luck and timing saved me from being grabbed off the street.

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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #42 on: May 06, 2014, 08:18:20 AM »
Don't let your kids walk around alone even on seemingly "safe" country road. Many a kid has been grabbed off the street even in rural areas. Get them a ride home from that bus stop. Don't take chances.
My policy was none of my kids ever walked anywhere alone. They had to go in a group even up to the corner store. If my kid was eleven or older and on a bicycle I would allow them to go straight to a friend's home but only if close by. In general though no one was alone.
I used to run all over alone; someone was watching out for me.  I used my cat senses and avoidance strategies and avoided serious harm. Too many situations where I didn't have a car and had to get stuff done and was alone. Some situations which seemed like they would be dangerous the people on the street seemed protective toward me... Got stuck on a late greyhound and ended up walking a long way home. Middle of the night and homeless people out on the street with their carts. One fellow asked if I was all right, genuinely concerned. I thanked him and said OK, almost home. Just because people are poor and down and out doesn't mean they will harm you... It is a small percent but they will go out in the middle of the night, too.

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« Reply #43 on: May 21, 2015, 09:23:16 AM »
This is a different twist on "safety" but I think this topic needs to be discussed.  Here goes:

Are You Really Prepared for Passage Through a Dust Trail or Dust Cloud?

On April 18, I was in the beginning stages of what turned out to be a respiratory infection, but initially I thought it to be my oversensitivity, perhaps to a burning candle.  As the evening wore on my raspy throat progressed.

Two days later I realized this was a genuine infection, which could have been easily prevented by dosing up on cod liver oil, and spending extra time in the sun.  I paid the price, as asthmatics need to be more cautious about anything affecting their breathing. 

A few weeks later as I was recovering, four or five nearby forest fires raged out of control, a not very common thing in the Ozarks, which is full of springs, creeks, streams, and rivers, and rarely dry as the Western states.

In addition to the smoke we breathed for four solid days, the flame retardant-laden planes entered the area and began dropping their cargo, chemicals which are now known to be likely to cause cancer, so much so that many firefighter groups  are fighting to stop using them.  Rain finally came to the rescue.

But here it is May 21, and I am still trying to recover from breathing all that smoke.  Even a face mask is no guarantee of protection.  Now I understand why people spend time in the hospital for smoke inhalation. 

During all of this I have revisited the herbs mullein, elecampane, as well as pleurisy root.  Also have introduced hubby on how to use a Himalayan Singing Bowl to balance chakras.

Several takeaway thoughts from this experience include fact that I was not/am not prepared for a serious emergency requiring certain herbal preparations.  Another equally, possibly more important thought is that what we experienced for four days is NOTHING compared to what inhabitants of the Earth would experience if the planet were passing through a large dust cloud or dust trail.  IMO, millions of people would die just from being unprepared for a sudden influx of "dust" and "debris" into our atmosphere.

This was certainly a wakeup call for me and I hope anyone reading this might ponder the effects of a "dust cloud" that is large enough to totally encompass the earth as it passes by, and it would probably not be over in four days.  Much to ponder.

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Re: Safety and security - some miscellaneous tips
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2016, 12:22:09 AM »
ilinda, belated reply to your post. Sorry you went through that.
This all worries me too...
I did have to spend a couple days there was a big riot or nearby forest fire, in southern CA. It happened about three times I had a brief stay...

 

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