The Prepper Protection Process – Role of Prepper Protection

This four article series on the Prepper Protection process is based upon and adapted from the military concept of protection as described in U.S. Army publication  ADP 3-37, Protection.  Today’s article focuses on the Role of Prepper Protection in the Prepper Protection Process and will be followed every other day by another entry including articles on the Prepper Protection Principles, the Prepper Protection Function, and Integrating Prepper Protection Into the Preparedness Process

Prepper Protection: A deliberate process and collection of tactics, techniques and procedures synchronized and integrated to create a secure environment (or retreat), preserve life as well as conserve and safeguard the resources necessary for survival.

The Role of Prepper Protection (more…)

Self Defense Alternative To Firearms

Expandable Police Steel BatonLooking for a self defense alternative to firearms?  Look we all know that Samuel Colt made all men equal but there are times when one might want or need a less lethal alternative to a gun for legal or other reasons…a good concealable, multi-use (no reservoirs or cartridges to expend like with pepper spray or Tasers) option is the humble expandable steel baton.  This weapon is lightweight, concealable and easy to use.  You can spend a great deal more for an ASP (the Cadillac of batons) brand baton (they even have one with a flashlight in the handle… but Prepography affiliate SecurityProUSA.com has a generic version for only $29.95.  These batons expand out to up to 26 inches long (31 for an additional $15) and even have a certain intimidation factor when facing an unarmed bad guy when you deploy it with the flick of your wrist.  Check them out…but don’t forget to make sure to see if they’re legal if you live in an area morally opposed to good guys defending themselves.

This is how SecurityProUSA.com describes this product:

Expandable solid steel batons with foam handle. These solid steel batons expand to either 16, 21 or 26 inches with just a flick of the wrist. Comes with a foam covered handle for easy gripping and free heavy-duty nylon holster for easy carrying. If you are looking for effective self-defense with extra reach, the steel baton is it.

Safety Matters:  Please note that the product you are purchasing may be considered a deadly weapon. Use this product solely for practice and self defense. You must practice and understand all safety issues associated with using the baton. Do not open the baton with anyone or anything in close proximity. Make sure the baton is lightly lubricated (WD-40 or gun oil is recommended). Do not hit any target with the baton tip or else it will bend. Opening and closing your baton: Hold the baton firmly in your hand and quickly flick your wrist. This will open the baton. You want to have a secure, but not tight, hold of the baton. Since ease of motion is important to strike effectively, a grip that is too firm will decrease your ability to strike quickly and smoothly. Collapse your baton by holding it perpendicular to the ground and tapping the tip on the ground. Continue to tap the ground until all sections of the baton have retracted and the baton is in its closed position. Laws regarding the possession and use of expandable batons: You must be at least 18 years of age to purchase this product. This baton is not a toy, it is to be used as a self defense weapon ONLY. It is the buyer’s responsibility to check local laws before purchasing.

The CARVER Method For Preppers

The CARVER Method is an analytical anti-terrorism tool used by the U.S. Army for determining what assets are critical to a unit’s mission success and how vulnerable  those assets are.  By utilizing the CARVER Method Army leaders are able to better protect those assets and mitigate the effects of the loss of those assets.  This same tool can be used by preppers to accomplish their survival mission.  Here’s how I’ve adapted the CARVER Method For Preppers:  (more…)

Survival by Swindle & Theft? – Today’s Quote

Doesn’t the fight for survival also justify swindle and theft?  In self defense, anything goes.

Imelda Marcos

Andrew’s Note:  I  couldn’t disagree more with the former shoe lady of the Philippines but I present her quote to remind you to prepare for those who share her views. 

Personal Camouflage Infographic

Colors Used In Camouflage

Source:  This Personal Camouflage Infographic is from FM 21-75 Combat Skills of the Soldier August 1984, Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.

Armed Citizens or Extraordinary Security – Today’s Quote

Societies have to think about how they’re going to approach the problem.  One is to say we want an armed citizenry; you can see the reason for that.  Another is to say the enclaves are so secure that in order to get into the soft target you’re going to have to pass through extraordinary security.

Interpol Secretary General Ronald Noble commenting in the wake of last month’s Al-Shabab attack on the Nairobi Mall

Andrew’s Note:  So we allow citizens to defend themselves or we surround all our soft targets with “extraordinary security”  Won’t that just make the lines waiting to get through the “extraordinary security” into new soft targets which will then need to be surrounded by even more “extraordinary security” which will…well you get the picture.  If you live in a society that allows you to defend yourself, seek training and make arrangements to do so.

Weapons of Opportunity

Andrew’s Note:  Prepography reader JD in Portland, OR who’s a Marine Corps veteran has been teasing me lately for not including enough anything but Army Manual reprints when we don’t publish original articles or infographics.  He said he want’s to see something from ‘The Corps’ so here you go JD…Task MCCS.23.15, Identify Weapons of Opportunity from The Marine Corps Common Skills Handbook, Book 1B, All Marines (what the Army calls Skill Level 1). (more…)

Top 10 Questions To Ask A Home Alarm Company

Andrew’s Note:  There are many tools that you can use to keep your family and your preps safe day-to-day and even during periods of where the security environment is eroding.  One of those tools is a home alarm system.  Prepography reader Lukas Nickloson works in the industry and has graciously provided the Top 10 Questions To Ask A Home Alarm Company Installer…and a couple of bonus questions!

Top 10 Questions To Ask A Home Alarm Company (more…)

NFL Disarms Law Enforcement

Are you ready for some football!  Maybe not if you are a federal, state or local law enforcement officer.  Off duty law enforcement officers will now be prohibited from carrying their firearms into all National Football League (NFL) stadiums under a new League policy.

It’s hard to imagine a more target rich environment for a madman or terrorist group than the crowds that gather for America’s other great pastime.  An attack on an NFL game wouldn’t have to be as sophisticated as the one imagined in the 1977 film, Black Sunday to successfully spread terror and damage the way of life that we’ve come to cherish.  A mass casualty attack on an NFL game could now be accomplished by an individual or group wielding edged weapons as we’ve seen with a number of high profile knife attacks in firearms restrictive zones over the years.  Yes, there are still on duty and contracted police officers stationed at games but why would you give up a trained, sober (you’re not drinking if you’re an off duty cop carrying), ‘undercover’ and free security presence embedded with the crowd.  After some of the shenanigans that have taken place over the years at NFL games you’d think that the teams would be distributing pairs of tickets spread throughout the stadium to various law enforcement groups just hoping to get more trained, ready peace officers into the stands.

NFL Disarms Law Enforcement

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Responding to the Wolves – Today’s Quote

We know that the sheep live in denial; that is what makes them sheep. They do not want to believe that there is evil in the world… many of them are outraged at the idea of putting an armed police officer in their kid’s school.  Our children are dozens of times more likely to be killed, and thousands of times more likely to be seriously injured, by school violence than by school fires, but the sheep’s only response to the possibility of violence is denial.  The idea of someone coming to kill or harm their children is just too hard, so they choose the path of denial.

LTC (RET) Dave Grossman via Responding to the Wolves | SOFREP

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