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The Latest Smartphone Hack

The Department of Justice recently charged nine people with being part of a criminal enterprise known as “The Community” that hijacked mobile phone numbers to steal money and cryptocurrency. The sophisticated hackers used a technique called SIM swapping to target the bank accounts and online cryptocurrency wallets of their victims. Among the criminal gang were …

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Protecting Yourself Against Pick-pocketing

In this week’s mailbag we cover… Where law enforcement officers train to shoot… Whether or not to stay put during an emergency… How to protect yourself against pickpocketing… Tackling gas masks when you wear glasses… How people are making calls from dummy numbers… And how to protect your home during a forced evacuation. Let’s dive …

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The Top Survival Shovels

Benjamin F. Wilson was a soldier in the United States Army. Born on June 2, 1921 in Vashon, Washington, Wilson enlisted in the Army in the summer of 1940 and was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. When the war was over, Wilson resigned his commission and went home. However, …

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Setting Up Your Survival Cache

In this week’s Must-Read articles we cover… Making a survival cache and what you want in it… Harvesting rainwater for longhaul… The newly updated rule of threes… Why beginner firearm training is necessary… And what you should be disinfecting that you are not. Let’s dive in… How to Make a Survival Cache and What to …

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3 Best Password Manager Apps

Any cyber security expert will tell you that one of the biggest cyber threats we face in 2020 will be hackers targeting inadequate passwords. Far too many people still use passwords that can be easily guessed by sophisticated hackers. In 2019, over 8.5 billion online accounts were compromised, with over 5,000 individual data hacks. The …

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Choosing Your First Gun

In this week’s mailbag we cover… The lifetime of Curad antiviral face masks… Whether a shotgun or rifle is best for home defense… My thoughts on having a machete in my survival gear… The risks of concealed carry when it’s not legal… How to decide what gun to use when starting out… And the best …

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The Truth About Wound Care

We’ve all had skin injuries and wounds at one time or another, either as children, but probably as adults as well – ranging from paper cuts to diabetic foot ulcers. What are we supposed to do for our skin injuries and wounds? Have mom kiss them and make them better? Soak them in turpentine? Heat …

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How to Become a Spy

In this week’s mailbag we cover… How to get by without a smartphone… How to become a spy… What you can do to protect yourself in NYC… The only way to take down a shooter… How to train for the FBI’s firearms qualification test… And how to communicate with someone across the world without cell …

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Tackling a Pandemic

In this week’s Must-Read articles we cover… What to know about your local region in case of a disaster… Experiencing violence and the fight or flight reactions that occur… How to rescue yourself after falling through ice… What you need to know to tackle a pandemic… And how to tackle traveling without a personal defense …

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Should You Use a Shoulder Holster?

In this week’s mailbag we cover… My thoughts on shoulder holsters… Using your hot tub water as a backup supply… Defense suggestions against computer viruses… The possibilities of bulletproof foam… Testing out a new gun before buying… And what steps to take to using a silencer. Let’s dive in… What are your thoughts on shoulder …

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3 Solid Solar Ovens

I’m sure you remember that in September 2017, Hurricane Maria devastated the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico when it hit as a Category 5 storm. It is regarded as the worst natural disaster in recorded history to affect those islands and was also the deadliest Atlantic hurricane since Mitch in 1998. At its peak, …

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Do not make this mistake

The M-16 (essentially the same as your civilian AR-15) saw its first days in service during Vietnam. The design of the AR-15 was unlike any other rifle ever issued, so American GI’s had to quickly learn what worked and what didn’t in real combat. It was a proving ground of sorts, and the first issued …

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Remember Me?

In this week’s mailbag we cover… Whether or not to ‘save’ your password… If border patrol can search your electronic devices… What to do if your social security number is stolen… My suggestion on battery powered lanterns… Placing a tracking device on your gun… And how phones track you even when GPS is turned off. …

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Should You Create a Gun Trust?

Jeffrey Lash claimed he was a spy, a post-9/11 special operative, and that he lived in the celebrity neighborhood of Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles where the average home price is $2.7 million. But one day, police found Lash dead in his car, with $5 million worth of guns in his Palisades home. Suddenly, all …