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Are You Ready for Martial Law?

In this week’s Must-Read articles we cover… How to prep when there is no supplies left to buy… 22 Useful skills to have or learn during quarantine… The best sources for long lasting protein during a crisis… How to prepare for martial law… And the best states to be to outlive an economic depression. Let’s …

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Pepper Spray Grenades

Levi Tilleman ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic primary in the 2018 election in Colorado’s 6th congressional district. Levi doesn’t like guns and he made that a key part of his campaign. The candidate’s stance on guns included an “assault weapon” ban, a 10-day waiting period, a safe storage requirement, and a magazine ban. …

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Origins of Covid-19

In this week’s mailbag we cover… The origin and potential reason this virus was developed… The best long-range communication options… Why flip phones cannot be tracked… Risks associated with legally and illegally concealed carrying… My thoughts on SimpliSafe for home security… And how to get Google to blur your home on Google Maps. Let’s dive …

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How to Cope During Quarantine

Dear Black Bag Confidential Reader, In this week’s Must-Read articles we cover… Alternatives for toilet paper when you run out… Civil liberties at stake during the Coronavirus… Ways to cope with isolation, quarantines and power outages… How to create a last minute food stash… And ten skills to practice everyday to prepare for a crisis… Let’s dive …

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Why Russia is So Good at Intelligence

One of the largest and most complex intelligence operations in Soviet history occurred in the early 1980’s, when the Soviet KGB and Soviet military intelligence were entrusted with carrying out Operation Nuclear Missile Attack, also known as Operation RYAN. The purpose of Operation RYAN was to collect intelligence on potential contingency plans of the Reagan …

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Storing Water Long Term

In this week’s mailbag we cover… How to store large quantities of water long term… Ways to protect yourself if you have limited mobility… Whether or not to keep a round in the chamber… How much water to store per person per day… Using lasers on your EDC… And what to do with an unruly …

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The Truth About the Coronavirus

My expertise and experience provide me a perspective that may escape the observations of medical professionals, virologists, government administrators, basement-based self-proclaimed polymaths, and entertainers posing as journalists. This is what I see when I examine the CoVid-19 global infectious plague. I have come to know that coincidences are extremely rare.  And that when significant events …

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Disposing of Old Ammo

In this week’s mailbag we cover… Where to find quality night vision goggles… How to communicate long distance with no cell service… How to protect yourself when in a wheelchair… Reasons why revolvers aren’t as popular anymore… How to dispose of old ammunition… And things to consider when buying a ceramic knife. Let’s dive in… …

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The Heroic 10th Mountain Division

During World War II, the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division served in combat for four months, but it had one of the conflict’s highest casualty rates. The division started out as an experiment to train skiers to fight in the most difficult, mountainous terrains around the world. Some of the men who joined the division …

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Alone in the Wilderness

In this week’s Must-Read articles we cover… How to survive alone in the wilderness… Thinking beyond generators to small-scale solar… How to make your own hand sanitizer… What the older generation did that we should too… And how the coronavirus is impacting the economy and infections. Let’s dive in… Surviving Alone in the Wilderness Recently …

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How to give your hands strength

In this week’s mailbag we cover… Choosing which is safer, a credit union or a bank… Steps to take before trusting your money with a new CPA… Practicing drawing from your holster when the range won’t allow it… What you can do to build back strength in your hands… Where I buy the handguns I …

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Problems with waterlogged guns

Robert H. Scales Jr. is a retired Army Major General and former commandant of the U.S. Army War College. After graduating from West Point in 1966, Scales was commissioned as a field artillery officer and sent to West Germany. After two years in Europe, he was sent to Vietnam. On June 14, 1969, an artillery …

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Debunking Common Knife Myths

In this week’s Must-Read articles we cover… Body armor measurement tips for beginners… How you can prep for a quarantine… Whether or not it is illegal to collect rainwater in America… 10 great tips for long-term firearm storage… And debunking the 5 most common knife myths. Let’s dive in… Body Armor Measurement Tips for Beginners …

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Securing Your Doors

In this week’s mailbag we cover… My thoughts on the .260 Remington… The risks of bear spray… The security difference between inward swinging and outward swinging doors… How to stop an ex from contacting you… And how to build an emergency stock pile with little space. Let’s dive in… Just wanted to ask your thoughts …

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Why You Need a Safe Room Now

In this week’s must read articles we cover… The 8 emergencies that will get you to use your safe room… Wilderness survival tools you should always have… The difference between tactical and survival knives… Bug in mistakes you are probably making right now… And 11 thinks you need to have ready when the power grid …

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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 …