Can You Protect And Defend Your Family When SHTF?
Can You Protect And Defend Your Family When SHTF? By Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine
– An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure
In the first two parts of this series we dealt with food and water and the need for it. First, supplemental emergency freeze dried survival foods and methods of growing your own food indoors, year round.
The second piece dealt with how to prepare fast and cheaply to at least build a small storage for those just beginning the process of prepping for survival.
Face it, there is no shortage of dangers out there from disaster weather scenarios, earthquakes and volcanoes, to terror attacks and ongoing cyber attacks from North Korea, Iran, Russia and China against our infrastructure which could very well take out America’s power grids. (Hat Tip to Steve Quayle Alerts on the latest regarding the cyber attacks)
In part three we will be discussing protection of your home, and/or your bug-out location, your family, your food and survival supplies, because it does no good to be prepared to survive catastrophe if you are unable to defend them.
PREVENTIVE MEASURES PREPPERS SHOULD KNOW
Operational Security aka OPSEC: While it is always good to find other preppers and survivalists in your community or close by in order to arrange a community defense plan should SHTF, it is also critically important to never reveal too much about yourself, your prepping supply, nor where you keep everything, how much you have, etc….
Determine the risks you face at your bugout location or your home if you plan to stay there, then implement a plan to reduce those risks.
An Ounce Of Prevention Is Worth A Pound Of Cure: Little things will matter, such as indoor lighting. We’re always told to make sure there are flashlights, lanterns, candles and such for lighting, but more often than not no one reminds us to cover our windows, have blackout blinds so that those on the outside cannot see that your home is lit up.
Wouldn’t hurt to have multiple locks on your doors, two dead bolts rather than one. The bad guys will go for the easiest targets, so making your home a difficult one can only help. An extra lock on your storage room, especially if you are using your garage, is prudent as well.
This next tip came from our comment section on a previous prepper piece and we found it to be a smart idea. A couple sets of clothes that are slightly too big for you. Say food has been scarce for a while, but you have plenty from prepping…… if you go out and others who are losing weight from the scarcity of food see that you aren’t, they are going to know you have extra food.
Situational Awareness: Keeping your eyes and ears open, knowing your neighbors by sight, so if strangers show up in the neighborhood , you are fully aware of the fact that they do not belong.
This is just the tip of the iceberg, but we do want to cover some ideas for personal security and defense, other than guns.
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HOME AND PERSONAL DEFENSE
Many will suggest just getting a gun, get trained and be prepared to use it if necessary, but not everyone is comfortable with those types of weapons. Others may live in states that are very gun UNfriendly or who do not have access to training for safety and use, which is absolutely a must when considering purchasing a gun.