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Evacuate From Your Home in Less Than 10 Minutes

Historic flooding is displacing thousands of people in parts of the U.S., forcing them to hastily flee their homes. Weather events are unpredictable – as is civil unrest – so in any event, you’ll want a plan in place to evacuate from your home in ten minutes or less. Because in an emergency situation, every minute counts.


My Single Most Important Life-Saving Tip

We live in a world where a terrorist attack or a mass shooting could happen anytime, anywhere. Making preparations to ensure the safety and survivability of you and your family is essential. I’ll tell you where to start, and I’ll share my most important safety tip – one that could very well save your life.


Diversify Your Preparedness Risk in 2016

Never put all your eggs in one basket.

This is something I already knew well from working at the agency. You never put all of your important equipment or gear in one place, because what if something goes wrong? Or in the case of my rental property, what if your house burns down and you lose everything?

So being that it’s the new year, I want to help you diversify some of your supplies so you are prepared for the unexpected. As the saying goes, prepare for the worst and hope for the best.


How to Survive (and Stop) a Terrorist

I was blessed to have some very good training while with the CIA, including terrorist response training.

This training involved scenarios, role players, a red man suit (a sturdy safety suit used in defense training), and “simmunitions” (similar to airsoft), to name a few things.

Today, I am going to share with you some of the principles I learned for you to use in your day-to-day life.


The Key Component of a Modern-Day Fortress

According to FBI statistics, there are over 2 million home burglaries a year. This equates to one burglary every 13 seconds.

The FBI statistics also show that one in three homes without a security system will fall victim to a burglary. Compare this with those homes with a security system and the rate falls dramatically, to about one in 250.


Travel Overseas Like a CIA Officer

With a month of summer left, many folks still have vacations that are coming up. A lot of us will go to the beach, and some of us will end up taking a dream holiday overseas. And while packing for Myrtle, Nags Head, or Ocean City is quite easy, there’s more you want to take into consideration when leaving the U.S.

So whether you’re headed overseas this year or a few years from now, here’s a list of items you may want to consider adding to your packing list.