Retreat & Home Security

Questions and Answers with The Wolf Pack : Attempting to Begin a SHTF Work Group

by Guest Blogger - March 28, 2014 • 69 comments

Question from HiPlains I know of a few of us who have been preparing for our individual family units and am also aware of their willingness to work with others but no one has actually pulled us together. I do not desire to be the leader – that is not my strength (shouldn’t that person be […]

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Discovery Channel Watchmen Militia Rising

by M.D. Creekmore - March 17, 2014 • 132 comments

Watch video – Discovery Channel feature of Watchmen Of America.

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Some Thoughts About Security and What You Should do About It!

by Guest Blogger - March 12, 2014 • 110 comments

This is a guest post by Frugal Prepper and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. In talking with a friend recently, I was rather concerned about a subject. This friend commented that her family all sleeps through thunderstorms and doesn’t wake up for even the really loud storms. She vacuums regularly while her kids were sleeping – […]

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M.D. Creekmore’s Defensive Strategies for Home and Retreat Defense after the SHTF

by M.D. Creekmore - February 24, 2014 • 49 comments

Cover is protection from bullets and concealment is something you can hide behind where an attacker cannot see you, but concealment offers no protection from gunfire. No matter what you’ve seen in the movies, car doors, kitchen tables, typical home entry doors, or the bed mattress isn’t cover and will not reliably protect you from being struck by bullets as they pass through.

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How to Secure your Rural Homestead on a budget

by Guest Blogger - January 15, 2014 • 47 comments

By Lukas Nicholson While living out and away from the hustle and bustle has its definite advantages, it also has some drawbacks that you should consider if you want to maintain the peace and quiet that drew you away from town in the first place. Although most of the crime reports seem to originate from more […]

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Five tips to avoid being a crime victim

by M.D. Creekmore - December 27, 2013 • 32 comments

This is a guest post by WL and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. We live in a suburb of a large metropolitan area. Our suburb is typically considered safe. Safe enough, in fact, that I know people who leave their first floor windows wide open at night or when they’re gone for the day. Safe enough that […]

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Questions and answers with The Wolf Pack – Shoot or no shoot that is the question…

by M.D. Creekmore - November 27, 2013 • 93 comments

Its the 5th day of total power failure. You live in the suburbs with your wife, no kids. A pickup truck with two guys in the front and 2 in the bed pull up. The men are late 20′s early thirties. The two in the bed jump out and come up the walkway and knock […]

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You are a target – are you ready for an attack by armed and organized looters?

by M.D. Creekmore - November 15, 2013 • 122 comments

Sometimes, I think that there are as many “survival blogs” and “doomsday prepper” sites as there are preppers – why 90% of people that’s been prepping over a week feel that they have to start a “survival blog” is beyond me. There are thousands of such sites online already, and most get little or no traffic and it’s a sure way to blow your operational security.

And to make matters worse the more popular a blog or website gets the less secure the owner is. Trust me, you can use a “pen name” or list your location as somewhere “west of the rock mountains” but if you run a blog and the federal government becomes interested they will have no problem finding out who is behind it.

I’ve read a lot of comments from folks expressing concerns about reading or commenting on such sites – but really, if they start rounding up ”survivalist” and “preppers” who do you think will be first on their list? Yep, that’s right… James Wesley Rawles, Mac Slavo, Jack Spirko, Lisa Bedford and you guessed it M.D. Creekmore.

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Don’t Join A Survival Group Without Reading This!

by M.D. Creekmore - November 8, 2013 • 51 comments

Wouldn’t the world be simple if everyone thought as we do? Everyone would be prepared, everyone would be ready and everyone would be happy. But then if everyone were like us, planning for anything past the natural disaster probably wouldn’t even be necessary . Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Unfortunately most people aren’t like us […]

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Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack : Prepping while renting?

by M.D. Creekmore - November 1, 2013 • 33 comments

Question from Tammy (Prepper in the making) We do not own our home, we like a lot of other people pay rent. What kind of survival options do we have? We can’t really make any permanent modifications to the place we live in, so we are wondering how can we prepare and defend a home […]

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10 Strange But Effective Self-Defense Devices

by M.D. Creekmore - August 21, 2013 • 45 comments
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This is a guest post by Hayley G 1. Keychain Car Alarm An invaluable self-defense device is the car alarm on your keychain. You will be able to use this alarm in a number of circumstances. You should keep it next to your bed in case you hear someone outside your house at night and in […]

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Prepping to take over preppers… Are you on someones attack and take list?

by M.D. Creekmore - August 21, 2013 • 110 comments
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I’ve personally talked to several people that have had the same attitude / idea about going and shooting preppers so that they can take what they have after the SHTF. I usually, bring up the show “Doomsday Preppers” in a general conversational manner and away they go. I just look at it as an advanced warning of […]

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May 20, 2013 Moore Oklahoma Tornado from One Couple’s Viewpoint

by M.D. Creekmore - August 14, 2013 • 22 comments

This is a guest post by Oldokie and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. The May 20 tornado is known as the Moore tornado but most people are not aware that it plowed through parts of at least three cities. It formed on the outskirts of the city of Newcastle, destroying several homes and businesses, then moved through […]

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Do you want to retreat to the Cumberland plateau?

by M.D. Creekmore - August 12, 2013 • 44 comments

Over the past couple of months a lot of folks have contacted me about moving to the Cumberland Plateau, or The Redoubt of the East as it’s referred to here. The number one question that I’m asked is where to find land or a house? That’s a good question, I found mine through the Land […]

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Introductory Lessons in Communication Security

by M.D. Creekmore - August 9, 2013 • 14 comments

This is a guest post by NC and entry for our non-fiction writing contest. Everyone already understands that it is important to protect your identity online. Similar to operational security where practitioners are encouraged to conceal their actions; i.e. Don’t discuss your stockpile, number or types of weapons or ammunition, or your evacuation plan, Communication Security focuses on […]

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Build Your Own Faraday Cage. Here’s How.

by M.D. Creekmore - July 29, 2013 • 53 comments

This is a guest post written for by Arthur Bradley – Author of “Disaster Preparedness for EMP Attacks and Solar Storms“. Introduction to Faraday Cages There is a great deal of confusion about Faraday cages. Not only about how to build them, but also what they actually protect against. In this article, Dr. Arthur […]

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States with Stand Your Ground and Castle Doctrine Laws

by M.D. Creekmore - July 17, 2013 • 43 comments

With all of the talk about “Stand Your Ground” laws and self-defense in the “media” lately, I thought that it would be a good idea to take a look at which U.S. states have those laws in place and the definition of what the law is, without all of the media hype. First a general definition of the “Stand Your Ground […]

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The importance of the secure cache – your survival could depend on it!

by M.D. Creekmore - July 10, 2013 • 49 comments

I’m sure everyone reading this is familiar with the bug out bag – essentially the cache kit is based on the same concept, but with several advantages, such as being more secure and not having to carry it on your back while you escape danger. Don’t get me wrong, having a bug out bag is a […]

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3 Good Reasons Why You Should Have a Hidden Camera in Your Home

by M.D. Creekmore - July 3, 2013 • 25 comments

Guest post by Parker H In today’s uncertain world, it pays to be proactive about your family’s security. We all want to make sure that our loved ones are taken care of and shielded from the dangers life can present, even in the relative safety of our own homes. One of the easiest and most economical ways […]

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Hiding gold and silver without a safe

by M.D. Creekmore - June 28, 2013 • 63 comments

Friday : Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack Question from Rodger R I was hoping to get some advice about hiding gold and silver without a safe. I figure that having a safe is a sure way to tell a burglar that I’ve got valuables. I can’t put in a hidden safe and the run-of-the-mill […]

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