Dangers You Can’t See

Dear Black Bag Confidential Reader,

Sometimes the biggest dangers are the ones you can’t see. That being said, this week’s must-read articles focus on unseen (or difficult to spot) threats — like malware that infects your computer without all the fanfare of an accompanying ransom demand or miniscule mites that carry deadly diseases.

Read on to discover how to protect your backyard from bugs, your mind from memory loss and your footwear from floods.

1. 31 Natural Tricks to Repel Pesky Bugs and Insects

There are many reasons why natural insect repellent might be the way to go this summer. If you make your own, you’ll save money. If you have sensitive skin or simply try to avoid chemical exposure, they’re less irritating. And if you hate the smell of DEET-filled sprays, they’re more aromatic alternatives.

This piece from Natural Living Ideas presents 31 natural tricks to stay bug-free this summer. The list is broken down by pest and even offers 10 general bug-fighting tips.

You can apply these organic solutions to your home, your backyard and your person, so you can enjoy summer unhindered by bothersome (and in some cases dangerous) insects. Check it out!

2. More Malware Is Making the Rounds — but This Time It’s Invisible

“There’s another strain of malware infecting computers, but this one you can’t see.”

That certainly sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Well, click on the article above to learn exactly what this new form of malware is and why it went completely unnoticed for weeks.

The takeaway here is that you can never relax on keeping good cybersecurity habits. Be sure to have a different strong password for each of your online accounts, install the latest anti-virus software (and periodically check for updates) and always back up your files.

3. Banish Your Brain Fog in Just One Hour

When the SHTF, you’ve got to be able to think quickly and clearly. But what if you’re one of the millions of Americans who suffer from age-related memory loss? Will you be able to remember what to do in an emergency?

Click on the link above to discover a breakthrough product designed to banish your brain fog in as little as one hour. With this unique formula, your thoughts could be less scattered, your wits sharper, your memory more powerful and your outlook sunnier.

Don’t delay — because all the preparations in the world won’t mean a thing if you can’t think quickly on your feet when disaster strikes.

4. How to Waterproof Your Boots

This article give you step-by-step instructions on how to waterproof your survival footwear as well as nine things to consider when buying it. Not only that, but you’ll learn two all-natural ways to waterproof your boots and how to get unpleasant smells out of them.

This is a great do-it-yourself project you can get the whole family involved in. So take a Saturday afternoon and tend to your boots. It’s a small effort that might make a huge difference in a survival situation.

5. Low-Cost Alarms and Early-Warning Systems for Preppers

Perimeter alarms have come up a lot in prepper circles, so after I read this post from The Survivalist Blog, I knew I had to share it with you.

This piece covers some inexpensive alarm systems you can purchase as well as those of the DIY variety. Some of these alarms provide visual confirmation of an intruder and some give you an audio warning. A few of them are single-use, while others can be used over and over again.

While there are certain precautions everyone should take when it comes to home security, perimeter alarms aren’t a one-size-fits-all type of thing, because it all depends on the area you want to secure. Click on the article above and take a look at the options to see what would work best for you.

Stay safe,

Jason Hanson

Jason Hanson

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