Swift | Silent | Deadly

Month: April 2020

The Problem with “Armageddon” and “TEOTWAWKI”

Recently I was talking to a friend. I was explaining – or rather, complaining about – my brother-in-law’s sub-par state of preparedness. The response I got was, “he should be good for anything short of Armageddon.” I’d like to like to parse that sentence just a bit because I think there is a lot to learn from it.

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Beyond Beginner Prepping: Building Material

The vast, overwhelming majority of preparedness articles focus on the basics: food, water, shelter, defense, first aid, etc. These articles are sorely needed (and I may duplicate them myself one day) but articles going beyond the basics are few and far between. This week I’m taking a break from gun stuff and talking about a “beyond basic” preparedness category that is often overlooked: building material.

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Book Review: “Choose Adventure” by Greg Ellifritz

Tuesday afternoon I found out that Greg Ellifritz’ travel book, Choose Adventure: Safe Travel in Dangerous Places, had just been released on Amazon. I dropped what I was doing, rushed to my computer, and purchased a copy. Most of whatever else I was going to do Tuesday got set aside as I dove into one of the best travel guides I’ve ever read.

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Deadbolt Security I: Forced Entry Resistance

In my last post on physical security I talked about improving the security of your locking knobset. This time I am going to talk about the real workhorse of personnel door security: the deadbolt. I will talk about what to look for if you are looking for new deadbolt, as well enhancing deadbolt security on locks you already own/have installed .

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