Retreat & Home Security

Fighting Dirty – M.D. Creekmore’s Secret to Winning any Fight

by M.D. Creekmore - June 24, 2013 • 150 comments

After my recent cross-dressing post, I thought it would be a good idea to take a more hands on approach today, diverging into a topic I’ve not covered before – empty hand and dirty fighting. I remember my Shotokan instructor telling me, “no matter how good you are or how many trophies you win, on the street […]

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Prepare for a large-scale nuclear EMP attack over North-America

by M.D. Creekmore - June 19, 2013 • 73 comments

This is a guest post by “Seamus Finn” and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. Hello fellow survivalists / preppers, this is Seamus Finn, writing to you from the beautiful, French-speaking province of Québec, Canada. Some of you might already have considered the risks of a large-scale EMP attack over North-America. To the few of you who […]

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Monday: Questions and Answers With The Wolf Pack

by M.D. Creekmore - June 17, 2013 • 262 comments

Question from Reggie I have been reading your blog for quite awhile, and I am a minority prepper and I am worried that when SHTF will Caucasian preppers accept minority preppers into their groups or kill them off and take their supplies. I worry when reading some of the survival blogs that this is a Whites only club. […]

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Planning For New Arrivals Post-TEOTWAWKI

by M.D. Creekmore - June 14, 2013 • 40 comments

No matter how prepared we are, supplies and space are finite. Providing for the needs of everyone showing up at our doorstep after the shtf is impossible, but the question remains who should be turned away and what will you do if they refuse to leave? How many people could you provide for and for how long? […]

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Don’t even look at a computer without reading this!

by M.D. Creekmore - June 7, 2013 • 39 comments

This is a guest post by Anonymous and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. Introductory Lessons in Communication Security 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 […]

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Finding Like-Minded Survivalist / Prepper Friends

by M.D. Creekmore - June 3, 2013 • 68 comments

Many readers have asked “where or how do I find like-minded folks to form a survival group to help “man” our retreat?” Unfortunately, I’ve known of several survival groups that are no longer together. In most cases they dissolved due to a lack of funds, seriousness of members and infighting. It’s been my experience that […]

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Top ten ways to blow your operational security

by M.D. Creekmore - May 22, 2013 • 66 comments
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After a while people will naturally start to form groups and communities for their own survival and you can become part of (or the leader) that group if you have skills to offer. Skills are more important than “stuff” when trying to join an existing group after a major long-term SHTF event, because they will need your skills but they might just take your stuff…

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Friday poll: What is your preferred home defense weapon?

by M.D. Creekmore - May 17, 2013 • 232 comments

Please explain your answer in the comments below. btw if you have an idea for a great poll question please email it to me… thanks.

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Firearms training when ammo is scarce!

by M.D. Creekmore - April 8, 2013 • 64 comments

This guest post by Blair and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. Looking at the empty ammo shelves at Wal-mart the other day, I was reminded that, while this ammo shortage is likely to be temporary, there will come a time when the shelves will be permanently bare. Ammo will be scarce resource, to be rationed and closely monitored. […]

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Encryption and Passwords

by M.D. Creekmore - April 4, 2013 • 34 comments

This guest post by Scott G and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. With the way the government trusts everyone these days, I just bet that everyone feels safe and secure in their privacy…right? OK, yeah, that was a bad, not-too-funny joke. Since anyone who believes that the government as enthroned is populated by people who spout […]

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Be Prepared: Secure Your Home Today

by M.D. Creekmore - January 24, 2013 • 33 comments

There is absolutely nothing wrong with becoming familiar with a firearm in order to protect yourself and your family. That being said, you should make absolutely certain you are ready for the responsibility and know everything from the proper handling to the proper storage.

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Privacy and security on the internet – What you need to know to thwart big brother spying

by M.D. Creekmore - January 24, 2013 • 23 comments
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The government knows all the sites you went to. You may ask how the government knows. It’s because they have systems installed at every ISP and monitor all the traffic. I know you may think that the government has neither the time/resources to monitor everything nor the desire to do so. You couldn’t be more wrong. This article will show you step-by-step how to stop them.

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Adventures in Firearm Training

by M.D. Creekmore - December 31, 2012 • 17 comments

This guest post is by  Perrin and entry in our non-fiction writing contest. Right now, I am very far from an expert in anything to do with firearms. This short article will give a glimpse into what I am doing to remedy that and, hopefully, give a little inspiration to those who have been thinking about this as […]

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Whatever Happened to Protecting Ourselves?

by M.D. Creekmore - December 13, 2012 • 177 comments

This is a guest post written by Jarhead Survivor I recently saw on M.D.’s site that he was looking for a little help in the writing department, so I asked if he’d like me to do a guest post or two and he said sure.  This isn’t an entry in a contest, just one friend […]

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Anonymous Web Browsing, Surfing and OPSEC for the Prepper

by M.D. Creekmore - November 29, 2012 • 82 comments

Anonymous web browsing : What you need to know to stay anonymous online! Recently, several readers have expressed concerns regarding the vulnerability of their identities while online, and how that they can be identified by their IP address. Folks, this is a valid concern, but one that can be minimized with a few precautions and easy steps. There are lots of reasons preppers […]

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Our Location, My Parents, and Our Last Defense Location

by M.D. Creekmore - November 20, 2012 • 17 comments

This guest post is by By buckiqt and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . I live in a small town in Pennsylvania, Located right off of Interstate 80. Its your regular small town where everyone knows what is going on, and its usually pretty quiet. We are blessed with a beautiful river, which is even more beautiful now […]

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Hiding Objects Within the Home

by M.D. Creekmore - November 8, 2012 • 55 comments

This guest post is by M. Roberts and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Most people have something to hide regardless if the object is valuable, sensitive, dangerous, illegal, or subject to confiscation. Storing objects in a safe under key or combination lock can be a good security measure, but not everyone wants a large, heavy, and expensive […]

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The tactical application of the practical shotgun

by M.D. Creekmore - October 29, 2012 • 36 comments

This guest post is by  Thomas T. Tinker  and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . Getting real time training in how to put one of your ‘hardware’ preps to proper use. let me begin by warning you that I am a master… at run on and fractured sentences. I excel at the over use of the ( […]

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Last Ditch Unarmed Self-Defense

by M.D. Creekmore - October 18, 2012 • 115 comments

This guest post is by Scott G and entry in our non-fiction writing contest . As a cop, I gave this topic a lot of thought over the years and I’ve picked up a few techniques that actually work. I’ve been in dozens of fights and without a single exception every fight eventually went to the ground. Of course, […]

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Moving by Vehicle in High Threat Environments

by M.D. Creekmore - September 20, 2012 • 48 comments

This is a guest post written by Max Velocity – You can visit his website here. The intent of this article is to act as an introduction with some thoughts and primers for moving your family or group in high threat environments. It is not intended to give all the answers and that would be beyond the […]

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