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Black Bag Confidential

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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 …

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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 …