Tag Archives: safety

  • Blog

    As The World Burns

    Personal safety & security are quickly becoming more important in this era of growing social rage
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, May 29, 2020, 6:35 PM


    I wish I believed that the worst of the social unrest was behind us. I don’t. Given the deeply unfair actions of the Federal Reserve and the total lack of any pushback from the media, I anticipate growing social unrest for many years to come.

    Which means it’s time for you to more seriously consider your approach to personal security, especially if you live in or near a city. I certainly am.

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  • Daily Prep
    Photo by Jerry McCrea / The Star-Ledger

    Clean Up Safely After a Disaster

    Protect yourself and your family by following these tips
    by Jason

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:55 PM


    Learn about the dangers and procedures for safely cleaning up after major disasters and hurricanes.  Be aware of structural damage to properties, exposure to chemical and biological hazards, gas leaks and fumes from clean up equipment, and use extreme caution and safety practices with saws and tools.  You survived the storm, survive the clean up process also.


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  • What Should I Do?
    Amazon - Hoppe's Elite Gun Kit on the Go Cleaning Kit

    Firearms Maintenance

    A primer on upkeep and safe cleaning
    by Aaron M

    Monday, July 9, 2012, 11:39 PM


    Maintaining firearms is a simple task that adds another element of responsibility to firearms ownership. Similar to any mechanical device, firearms are prone to wear, breakages, and corrosion that accompanies any device that has moving metal on metal. Be it rifle, pistol, shotgun, or anything in between, there are some very common things you can do to prolong the life of your firearm and ensure its proper and reliable function.

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  • Blog

    Selecting a Firearm

    by Aaron M

    Thursday, November 17, 2011, 5:04 PM


    [Note: today’s WSID topic has been a long time in coming. Firearms can be a sensitive subject, but worth considering for many when planning for food procurement or home/personal defense in a changing future. We sought an author who could provide an introduction to the subject in as conscientious, fact-oriented, and knowledgeable a manner as possible, and are grateful to community member Aaron Moyer for doing so. Aaron is a longtime active poster on this site, the founder of our Definitive Firearms thread, and an active-duty serviceman in the US armed forces. –Adam] 

    This is one of the more difficult pieces of writing I’ve done to date. There are various reasons why this topic is difficult to start; everyone has a different idea of what they need, their level of commitment, legal concerns, political pre-dispositions and so forth. It’s easy to talk about firearms as a ‘topic’ – you can comment on their particulars, weigh the advantages and disadvantages and wax philosophical about what would be the best choice for a given situation — but that’s not what this edition is about.

    This piece is to help navigate the process that starts once you’ve decided you’d like to purchase a firearm, and leads to the ongoing process of establishing proficiency, maintaining safety and building skill.

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