by Jeff Anderson
On Aug 24, 2018
Purchasing a good survival knife can be expensive, but when you consider the value of its purpose (survival), spending a few extra dollars is an easy call. Today, Jeff Anderson discusses three reasons why a cheap pocket knife just won’t cut it when the SHTF.
by Jeff Anderson
On Aug 22, 2018
Whether a burglar breaks into your home or someone picks a fight with you on the street, there is one step people are all too often unprepared for — what happens next. Today, Jeff Anderson will explain how to avoid a lifetime behind bars for simply defending yourself.
by Jason Hanson
On Aug 21, 2018
This week’s must-read articles touch on a variety of topics including Chicago’s deadly weekend, the possibility that flying cars will become a reality, everyday items you can use as weapons — and more.
On Aug 20, 2018
Assaults happen every day. Most often, assailants tend to choose victims who appear vulnerable. Today, Robert Boyd from 4Patriots shares some valuable tips you can use to keep yourself (and others) safe in a threatening situation.
by Jeff Anderson
On Aug 17, 2018
People who experience flooding typically lose most if not all of their personal belongings. If you’re a gun owner, your damaged possessions likely include several guns and ammunition — which aren’t things you want to just throw away. But can they be salvaged?
An article in Personal Protection
by Jason Hanson
On Aug 16, 2018
The debate rages on over the viability and legality of 3D printed guns. Here’s former CIA officer Jason Hanson’s hot take.
Dear Black Bag Confidential Reader,
I can’t stress enough the importance of being prepared. Even if terrorism subsides, cyberattacks cease and the economy rallies to new heights, there’s still the unpredictability of natural disasters.
To that end, this week’s articles are all about prepping — why it’s more crucial than ever, where to start and how to do it without spending a dime.
Take a gander and let me know if you have any other questions about prepping. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. After all, the more you know, the easier it will be to handle any survival situation.
Pundits on both sides of the aisle are projecting big things for 2017. At the end of the day, no one knows what’s in store, but whatever happens, it pays to plan for the worst. The fact is you don’t want to be found lacking basic necessities when the system starts to crumble. By then, it will be too late to amass the essentials you’ll need to survive.
That’s why it’s called prepping.
You need to take action before the stuff hits the fan because you never know what the final straw will be. And once things start to go downhill, it’s a steep and slippery slope.
Start collecting food and water if you haven’t already. Put together your bug-out bag and be sure to have an emergency plan in place. It’s better to have these things and not need them than to need them and be forced to scramble at the last minute.
You said civil unrest and the implementation of martial law is one of the top four concerns that keep you awake at night. This article by Thomas Xavier over at More Than Just Surviving is a great primer to understanding martial law for the average American.
It’s a terrifying possibility — one I certainly hope never comes to pass.
If it does, it’s another good reason to stock food, water, guns and ammunition. I make a point of mentioning guns and ammunition here because as Xavier points out, “The government has the tools (theoretically, constitutionally it’s questionable) to use the suspension clause and seize firearms from law-abiding citizens…all they have do to is say that they feel there’s a need for martial law.”
Which is why, in addition to stockpiling supplies, it’s important to be educated and know your rights should the government ever decide to declare martial law — whether for better or for worse.
Either you think taxes are a necessary evil or they should be abolished completely. Whichever camp you fall into, I bet you wish you could pay less. Well, how about next to nothing?
That’s right, your tax bill could be dramatically reduced with this little-known loophole.
So before you file your taxes this year, check out the article above. After all, if Donald Trump gets away without paying any taxes, why can’t you?
With all this talk about prepping, I’ll be the first to admit that it isn’t cheap. But it doesn’t have to break the bank, either. This article runs down 10 ways to start getting ready for the unknown that won’t cost you a penny.
From skills you can learn on your own to ways you can repurpose household items, these are easy steps you can take to get a leg up on the vulnerable masses — even if you don’t have the funds to sink into major preparations.
There’s no excuse for not being prepared. Prepping really is an all-inclusive enterprise — you just have to start from where you are. So what are you waiting for?
If you’re a seasoned gardener, you already know the importance of quality soil. But if you’re just starting to cultivate your green thumb, this article gives some good advice to ensure you get a good harvest from your efforts.
January is a good time to test your soil, since it takes anywhere from six–12 months for any lime you add to affect the pH.
See? Even in the winter months, there is still plenty of prepping work you can do.
Even if you don’t need the food to survive, gardening is a valuable skill to hone. You never know when your situation may change, and tending a successful garden can take several seasons to perfect.
All right, I’m stepping off my soapbox. But the bottom line is you should start prepping now, because the old adage is true — it’s better to be safe than sorry.