Monthly Archives: April 2013

The Prepper’s Look at Body Armor

Survival is the principal goal of every species – this is what Charles Darwin said. Obviously, he was right, especially speaking about humans. Human species has seen it all and still remains. But, what if a new global disaster occurs and you will have to take care of your own self and your family? Probably, evolution will be one of the very last things you’ll be thinking about.

Protection Is the Priority

Before you start making sorties, looking for provisions, weapons, clean water, and other essential things, you will have to prepare for one. You can’t go out in the middle of ruin and expect to be completely safe. You can get attacked by other people, who are trying to survive themselves, but have probably lost the understanding of life’s sanctity. You don’t want to fall a victim at hands of some bloodthirsty crazies. This is where proper protection comes in handy.

There’s no better protection for your body, than body armor. Depending on situation, you will benefit from various types of body armor. However, any kind of body protection is better, than nothing. If you have any kinds of athletic pads, they can work as body armor for quite some time. They won’t save from bullets or heavy cold weapons, but they can protect you from fractures, bruises, and a lot of other injuries you can get, when completely unprotected.

Look for the Best Body Armor You Can Get

While athletic pads are better, than nothing, real body armor is the best. Whether you can figure a stab proof body armor set or bullet proof vest, you will be much better protected, than using athletic pads. A helmet would be useful as well. Never stick to the armor you’ve got used to, because you can simply overlook a much better option. The better you are protected, the better are your chances for survival. You can never know who’s going to attack you and what weapon they will use.

Consider Preparing in Advance

The best way to get properly protected is to prepare in advance. There are tons of body armor products available on the market today. Unfortunately, no one has all time in the world, so don’t postpone it for tomorrow, and then for tomorrow, and then for tomorrow, and so on. There are regular retail stores selling body armor of all types and models and there are quite many online stores such as SafeGuardClothing.com with even larger assortments. In other words, only the lazy person thinking of getting prepared for survival won’t spend a day or two on finding the best body armor.

Ask your own self, if you will have a real opportunity to figure a tactical body armor set, when the world falls apart? Probably not, so why not do it today, when you have the funds, the time, and a lot of options? Preparing for survival in advance is a rather smart thing to do.

We’re hearing that the North Korea is about to launch a nuclear bomb to the USA day after day. Who knows – maybe it’s just a verbal threat and a desire to declare of the country’s might or it could be a real thing. And what if it turns out to be the real thing? Perhaps, this is a no-brainer.

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About The Author: Safeguard Armor offers a full range of body armor, from bullet proof vests to ballistic helmets. Visit us at http://www.safeguardarmor.com to see what we have to offer.

How to Choose the Right Generator For Your Home

Emergency Generators: How to Choose the Right Generator For Your Home

“The Size of your generator depends on your unique power needs; these needs have to be determined before ever purchasing an emergency generator. This worksheet is designed to help you determine the right size generator for your situation…”

READ MORE: http://offgridsurvival.com/emergencygenerators-selectingtherightgenerator/

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

The Decline Of Western Civilization Will Be Televised

Over the weekend I was watching the Boston police illegally enter homes and force innocent families out onto the street at gunpoint, all in the name of finding one 19 year old Muslim radical. There’s no use iterating how I feel about the events I saw, since unfortunately it seems very few people outside of the Prepper and Patriot communities seem to care about the sad state of our country anyway. For many, as long as Honey Boo Boo is being piped into the living room idiot box uninterrupted, most people are comfortably content with the decline of Western society.

But, over the weekend, Bostonians got a taste of what less than 50% of us voted for.  For those not in the know regarding current US politics, what we saw play out was actually the “hope and change” the President has been so excited to show us. I feel a great sadness for those families affected by the illegal activities of the Boston Police, knowing that a good number of the families affected were suddenly faced with the realization that the country they thought they lived in is actually nothing more than a romantic memory, a decrepit shade of its former self. That my friends is the honest truth.

I encourage anyone living in a city here in the US to move to rural surroundings, before this all gets exponentially worse.

Go America.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Stressed & Depressed: Americans ‘Snapping’ By The Millions

Stressed & Depressed: Americans ‘Snapping’ By The Millions

David Kupelian reveals record fear, stress, suicide – and inspired way out

“Terrorism. Chaos. Fear of the future. In the age of Obama, America is undergoing a “fundamental transformation” – that much everyone knows.

But what few seem to realize about this transformation is that the sheer stress of living in today’s America is driving tens of millions to the point of illness, depression and self-destruction. Consider the following trends…”

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Homemade Mosquito Repellant

By Farmer Blue Coral | From Facebook.com

Here’s an easy & pleasant mosquito repellent recipe you can make at home:

Combine in a 16 oz bottle:

  • 15 drops lavender oil
  • 3-4 Tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • Fill bottle with water
  • Shake

Ready to use.

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Remembering To Keep It In Perspective

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

12 Survival Items You May Have Overlooked

From The Prepper Journal | On March 27th, 2013

“When we talk about survival, there are certain items that immediately come to mind. We start with the discussion of beans, bullets and band-aids. This logically flows to having at least a 30 day supply of food, firearms and ammo to defend your home or retreat and medical instruments and supplies to take care of a variety of injuries in an emergency. This gets you the basics and then we talk about extending those provisions to last longer time periods, support more extreme scenarios or to include additional bodies…”

READ MORE:

http://www.theprepperjournal.com/2013/03/27/12-survival-items-you-may-have-overlooked/

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Gear Review: Stealth Body Armor By SafeGuard Armor

Stealth body armor made by SafeGuard Armor, LLC is manufactured from 100% DuPont™ Kevlar® armor panels enclosed in a CoolMAX® outer vest carrier. Stealth is the sleek design in their line of body armor products specifically intended to be worn concealed, under a shirt or jacket.

The amazing technology employed in creating Stealth body armor is evident in the final product weight. It is a much lighter when compared to any of the vintage military-style flak jackets, yet boasts truly amazing specifications with regard to stopping live rounds from penetrating the panels.

There are many configurations of Stealth armor to choose from, allowing the intended wearer to customize his or her vest based on the balance of available budget versus desired level of protection. Individual options available to choose from include Ballistic Level II, Level IIIa; Edged Blade Level 1, Level 2; and Spike Level 1 or Level 2.

The Ballistic Threat Level II option offers protection against any round fired into the vest up to a 9mm 124 grain FMJ traveling at 1175 ft/sec (358m/sec). Level IIIa armor protects the wearer from rounds up to .44 Magnum 240 grain moving at 1400 ft/sec. (427m/sec).

Upon viewing multiple online video demonstrations of the Ballistic Threat Level II vest absorbing 9mm handgun rounds, it became quite obvious it works as intended. After what I’ve seen, there’s no mistaking its ability to protect the wearer from traumatic gunshot wounds.

The Stealth vest is designed to be worn concealed, and as such, is designed to cover and protect only vital organs high in the torso, leaving the lower portion exposed. This is a trade-off to a vertically taller design which would shift upward and bulge awkwardly when the wearer tries sitting or squatting.

Stealth body armor boasts a 5 Year Warranty, and is certified and tested in full compliance with the US National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 0101.03/04 standards, this according to SafeGuard Armor.

Also available in black.

Stealth body armor is available in white or black (pictured).

Stealth body armor is available in either a Black or White outer carrier, and comes in 7 sizes, allowing for a correct fit for virtually any frame size. Even though it is manufactured in such a wide range of sizes and is highly adjustable via the wide Velcro bands, the fit is not ideal for women with a high bust-to-waist ratio. But then again, no worn-to-be-concealed body armor is.

Stealth body armor is shipped in a black, heavy-weight, nylon zippered carry bag which includes convenient handles. This is a nice bonus!

To order yours online, or to inquire further, you can contact SafeGuard Armor at:

SafeGuard ARMOR™ LLC
1925 Timberline Road, N19
Fort Collins, CO 80525
(970) 626-6038
info@safeguardarmor.com

Review sample courtesy of SafeGuard Armor!

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Eye Witnesses Speak Out: U.S. War Preperations Underway

From ShtfPlan.com | On Monday, April 8th, 2013

Report: “Intelligence Says There Will Be An Attack on American Soil”

“Tensions on the Korean Peninsula are heating up, with rhetoric from the North Koreans suggesting that an attack of some kind is being planned. This isn’t the first time the North Koreans have made threats against western powers and their southern neighbor, but the level of American response is unprecedented. The United States and our allies have re-positioned Naval battle groups, deployed Aegis missile defense systems, and a host of other technology to counter-act any potential threat…”

READ MORE:

http://www.shtfplan.com/headline-news/report-intelligence-says-there-will-be-an-attack-on-american-soil_04082013

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.

Keeping Tabs On The North Korean Satellite

Real Time Satellite Tracking of North Korean Satellite KMS 3-2

KWANGMYONGSONG 3 (KMS 3-2) is supposedly a North Korean Earth observation satellite, which according to the DPRK is designed for weather forecast purposes, and whose launch is widely portrayed in the West to be a veiled ballistic missile test. Some believe the satellite includes a secondary payload consisting of an Electromagnetic Pulse device (EMP) which is intended to be launched and exploded above a target nation, rendering the vast majority of  electrical systems and devices within the blast radius permanently destroyed. Both Russia and China have been thought to have aided in designing such a device along with North Korean scientists and their military.

http://www.n2yo.com/passes/?s=39026

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About The Author: RSOP is the co-founder & Executive Editor of Radical Survivalism Webzine, as well as a Family Preparedness Consultant with nearly five years of personal experience in the self-reliance game. RSOP's many preparedness roles within his own group include team mechanic, head of security, electrician, and project designer/engineer.