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Long Range Personal Defense Options For Emergencies

Long range is line of sight (As far as you can see) down to 100 yards out. In most cases you are going to want to avoid contact. There are not many options for defense at this distance other than concealment or lethal force. Since you want to avoid armed conflict your best option may be to hide. Read on to discover any other options that you may have.

Bug Out or Shelter In Place During an Emergency

There is always a lot of discussion in the prepper community about whether you should bug out (leaving home) to a remote location or shelter in place (staying home with your family). Bugging out has certain advantages only under special conditions that deserve some consideration. You should really think long and hard before abandoning your home and bugging out to a remote location, Bugging out can be extremely dangerous during an emergency. Read this article to learn some of the important considerations about bugging out or sheltering in place.

Types of Emergencies – Local Unrest or Riots

Riots Can Come On Quickly – Think back to the riots and local unrest in Ferguson, MO in 2014. People were upset over the shooting of a black man for assaulting a police officer. Riots came upon the area almost as fast as dark fell on the city. There was almost no time to prepare and no warning days ahead of time to tell people to get ready. You were either ready or you weren’t. Think about your situation. Are you ready to be locked in your home for a week or longer? If not. Read and learn what to do.

Types of Emergencies – Marshall Law

What to Expect During Marshall Law A state of Marshall Law or where the government tosses out or totally ignores the Constitution of the United States and denies citizens of their rights. This could also mean the enforcement of Presidential Executive Orders that already exist where personal property is nationalized and put under the control of the government. Marshall Law is even something that was enforced here in Florida during the last hurricane that passed through. Government agencies love forcing people to stay home during any emergency. This helps them find people who are breaking the law and arrest them. You must plan to be able to stay at home for a week or more in case Marshall Law is imposed on your area.

Types of Emergencies – Hurricanes or Weather Related

The majority of damage done by hurricanes is not wind. It is water. Drowning is the major cause of death in hurricanes. After seeing the devastation caused by these storms over my years I have come to know and respect their power and the amount of devastation that they can cause. Special planning is required to be prepared for weather related emergencies. For people along the southern and eastern coasts, this is especially important.

Types of Emergencies – Acts of Terrorism

Terrorism is a Daily Reality We live within 90 miles of each of these: A nuclear reactor. Entertainment complexes where hundreds of thousands of people gather daily and multiple military bases that are all prime targets for terrorism. What facilities are near you? Power plants are everywhere. Dams, bridges, tunnels and rail depots are all prime targets. Even though you might not be immediately impacted by a terrorist attack you could feel long-term effects for weeks or months. Planning for this type of emergency is difficult because of the vast options to be considered. Read this to get a small taste of what you will have to do.

First Steps To Take In An Emergency Medical Situation

It’s just as important how you handle an emergency situation mentally as it is physically. These are the very first steps that should be taken to insure you give the most efficient help possible.

Oroville Dam – Diverting This Damn Disaster Before Devastation May Not Be Done

Dam Disasters are amongst the most devastating and yes, spectacular of all catastrophic calamities. In mid-February of 2017, a very wet season for Northern California with many storms delivering large amounts of rain fall filling up behind the Oroville Dam. A stark contrast to the nearly empty levels of 2005 when California was in full-scale drought and Californians had taken to the ancient Native American ‘rain-dancing’ strategy, as all hope had been lost.

Clean Cases Are Essential For Reloading

Clean cases are critical to your finished product. Cleaning, inspecting, resizing and preparing the brass to receive a new primer, measured powder, a new bullet and crimp are where I spend the most time during the entire reloading process. There are different methods of cleaning brass cases. Pick the method that works best for you.

Temporary Shelters After a Disaster

Let’s assume that you have a home or apartment to stay in during and after the disaster. Under the best conditions you have electricity, air conditioning and when it rains you stay dry. That is the best of circumstances. But if you must seek alternative shelter after a disaster you must have already obtained the materials to live in until you can return to your primary shelter. Your disaster plan must include temporary shelter for more than just you to sleep in.

What If You Have to Go to an Emergency Shelter?

I look at an emergency shelter as a defeat of this plan and an absolute last resort. But the fact remains that you might have to fall back to one of these shelters if all else fails. If your situation demands that you go to a government shelter please use this article to understand what to expect and what to bring.

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