Any prepper and retreat homeowner should consider personal body armor the first priority. All the other matters, such as food, arms, clothes, etc. are still important, but they won’t protect you from a bullet.
Some civilians consider owning body armor a trouble and a “spare wheel,” because the police will certainly grant attention to a person wearing an overt vest, suggesting they are an extremist or even terrorist. But, knowing the laws of your country (UK, Canada, and USA vary on these with the latter having personal body armor laws that vary by state) should help you find out what is the best way of owning and wearing a personal protection vest that will protect and not cause any issue with law enforcement.
Body Armor Types
The majority of people consider all body armor to be bulletproof. For the start, there is no armor that is absolutely bulletproof, and also body armor can differ in form. Basically, the US National Institute of Justice (NIJ) and the UK Home Office Scientific Development (Read More....)
With the 2013 forecast still pending, AAA estimated that more than 90 million people in the U.S. would travel during the year-end holidays in 2012. The travel numbers increased over the previous two years and are expected to further increase in 2013. To make sure your vacation rental house stays fully booked over the holidays, add features to allow visitors to feel just as safe there as they would in their own homes.
The Physical Basics
Give your guests piece of mind by "re-keying" all of your locks between renters. You have three choices of door lock types that allow you to easily change them:
Electronic lock - This is the most expensive option ($200 and up) and can be used with a card key or push button panel.
Push Button lock - This runs $60 and up and relies on a manual push button panel.
The process of turning Europe into a Babel of cultures in which Islam is the fastest growing religion began in the years directly following the Second World War.
Young university academics who came of age in the 1950’s and 60s were greatly influenced by the post war, radical anti-fascism prevalent at the time and many were pro-Communist Marxists, Leninists and Trotskyists – after all, hadn’t the Soviet Union been instrumental in defeating racist, Nazi Germany, wasn’t it itself a paragon of mixed cultural unity and didn’t Communism promise and practice equality for all its citizens regardless of ethnicity?
These young university lecturers came up with the idea that in order to prevent another European Adolf Hitler the very nature of European society and culture had to be changed. They reasoned that by diluting European culture with non-European ones it would destroy the social cohesion necessary for right-wing political movements to overthrow democracies using the democratic process (there are only two ways in which dictatorships can replace (Read More....)
Layer your home security rather than banking on just one measure such as putting in new locks. You need to be looking at the larger picture, like an intruder would.
A good idea is to set up a time with your neighbour and survy each others homes for entry points, you wouldn't consider. When you stand back and look at your home, the weaknesses are pretty easy to find. One gigantic open access point is a dog door. The simple invention of lazyness and convience makes no sense security wise.
A common child, or a woman who is size 8 can fit through the door way. You can even reach up and unlock the door just with your arm. Multiple layers of security will slow down an intruder, but it will also serve as a means to alert you or your neighbors that someone is trying to break in. Think about your open access (Read More....)
Outright property confiscation by governments is something that’s ardently disparaged here at the Economic Prism. There’s no justification we can rationalize for state sponsored theft. This includes penalizing those who are young and healthy with a disproportionate burden of a compulsory health insurance program.
Along these lines, we don’t envy those who’ve managed to accumulate a greater pile of stones than us. Like Margaret Thatcher, we “do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work.” Thus, it only seems right they should be free to enjoy the fruits of their labors.
Still, many people out there want to soak the rich. Somehow confiscating their property is the solution to the government’s spending problem. Scaling back government promises is politically unthinkable…even though that’s exactly what’s needed.
New York City expected 13.4 million visitors this past summer, surpassing Orlando and Las Vegas as the top urban attraction in total tourism spending. As more travelers hit big cities as getaways, scammers do as well to profit at a traveler's expense.
Scamming is big business not only in the U.S., but worldwide. More than 5 percent of U.S. adults were affected by an identity fraud incident in 2012, according to a report issued by Javelin Strategy & Research. These days, protecting your identity is as important as protecting your wallet, no matter where you are. So if you visit the Big Apple, or Europe, be particularly wary about protecting your card at all times. Follow Life Lock's Twitter for tips and information on identity theft protection.
Even if you're a bargain hunter by nature, always work with reputable companies while planning flights, making hotel reservations and booking entertainment. Always ask for confirmation of a (Read More....)
I locked my car. As I walked away I heard my car door unlock. I went back and locked my car again three times. Each time, as soon as I started to walk away, I would hear it unlock again!! Naturally alarmed, I looked around and there were two guys sitting in a car in the fire lane next to the store. They were obviously watching me intently, and there was no doubt they were somehow involved in this very weird situation . I quickly chucked the errand I was on, jumped in my car and sped away. I went straight to the police station, told them what had happened, and found out I was part of a new, and very successful, scheme being used to gain entry into cars. Two weeks later, my friend's son had a similar happening....
While traveling, my friend's son stopped at a roadside rest to use the bathroom. When he came out to his car less than 4-5 minutes later, someone had gotten into his car and stolen his cell phone, laptop computer, GPS navigator, briefcase.....you name it. He called the police and since there were no signs of his car being broken into, the police told him he had been a victim of the latest robbery tactic -- (Read More....)
The cost of DIY home security components has dropped, saving you hundreds of dollars over professionally installed systems. You can get all of the features, including smoke and heat detectors, and you can find many of the components in a wireless version, so you don't have to clutter your house with cables.
With some basic tools and a free weekend, the DIY homeowner can install a high-tech security system.
The Iris system is a start at giving you the completely remote-controllable home. There are several Iris kits, each containing a high level of sophistication. Each is oriented around homeowner installation and maintenance.
The basic starter package comes with the following:
A central hub or controller that plugs into your existing home network
Sensors for the doors or windows that detect when they have been opened or closed
A motion sensor that picks up on movement in the house
A programmable thermostat for automatically monitoring and controlling the heating and (Read More....)