Doomsday Preppers Came a Callin'

Prepeprs? Or nut jobs?

Just received an invitation to interview for possible inclusion in Doomsday Prepper’s – Season 2. I guess the casting director didn’t read this here blog. I explained to him how and why I can not participate, and thanked him for his interest. I won’t pass on his e-mail or phone number… if you want to be on the show, there are various venues for that. If you’re on the web at all, and have some

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Google Maps a New Road - OFF Road

Yes, Google is touted today as taking its StreetView ™ tech down a new path. The newest in their line of photographic recording equipment is a back pack. This new get up will weigh about 40lbs, and allow its operator to record images where cars and planes can not do the job.

Off road mappers will try to capture as much information as possible. This means that your retreat, cabin, homestead, farm, ranch etc…. is now in the camera’s cross

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Detailed 3D Mapping on the Horizon

Google’s Street View efforts caused all kinds of issues with people claiming privacy violations. While some of the pics are pixelated to reduce the chances of any one person or vehicle being recognized, the concerns are not over. Apple and Google are now in competition. Both are working to increase the data available to viewers of their 3D services. That’s right. Apple is now in the mix. Two of the world’s most powerful consumer information technology companies are in competition

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Old Enemies & New Threats

Your past can return to haunt you, or worse.

From the mind of Hollywood, we are told stories about the avenging bad guy, the victorious hero, and good endings in just about all of them. Sometimes the ending isn’t so good. Sometimes, Hollywood can not compare to the real world. The stories Hollywood tells are produced for the widest possible audience to take in and “own” within their minds. The stories that life produces are much too often told by

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New Side Garage Door Today

Well, the old 32″ door on the side of the garage gave up. It had issues with the hinges before, and I didn’t much appreciate the locking mechanism or fit. With the recent theft of some equipment from the enclosure on that side of The Keep, I felt it was time to replace the door, beef up security and take back control of that part of the real estate.

I bought a steel door, pre-hung with complete jam and threshold

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Profiling

It was just a short time after the September 11 attacks. I was flying out to see my dad. My flight was due to come in and pick us up at the end of this particular terminal. I arrived early. At the end of the walkway was a payphone. I called my wife to let her know I was at the gate, and to chit chat a short bit before the boarding.

As I looked over to my left, at

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How We Leave for, and Return from, Vacation

When we take off for a trip, long or short, we do so with an eye on who might be watching. Our methodology includes a few key actions that we believe add to our security, and to that of the home we leave behind.

If we are taking our RV, we don’t bring it home and leave with it on go-day. It might come home a week early, or not at all. If early, it is for a clean up,

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Actually Building Your Plan - V

J&J Rules for Prepping #3 Make Lists for Everything

J&J set out to make their additional Lists. To keep things orderly, their initial thought was to build lists based on Threats. But that changed when they started making sub lists. “Messy” wasn’t the problem, it was just the wrong kind of messy. J&J wanted something they felt good about, so they tossed it all out and started again. still, at the restart, Jack was showing some signs of frustration. “I’m

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Adaptability

JJ over at http://www.realitysurvival.com recently posted an article on adaptability. He asked a question at the end. “What things can you suggest for helping people to remain adaptable in their Bug Out Plans?”

I answered with (spelling errors and all….)

“Mobility and Communication are important in ground ops for the soldier, and also for the Prepper. The Prepper needs flexibility in hid bug-out transportation options, including a way to stay put if mobility somehow is denied him. ON FOOT might

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UAVs for Private Use (Tri and Quad Copters)

UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) offer quite a bit to the prepper. Small, inexpensive radio-controlled aircraft have now come down in price such that a prepper might build one, or have one built, for less than $1,000. That might seem like a lot, and they surely can go up in price from there, but they provide options to the prepper’s lifestyle and security that should be considered by certain individuals and groups in our community.

I’ll present you with a few

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