11 02, 2017
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Is it legal to shoot a burglar in your own house?

By |February 11th, 2017|HOME SECURITY, SELF DEFENCE, SURVIVE|1 Comment

          This issue is essentially asking for the boundaries of self-defence. I will try to provide the answer from  law perspective.          Like most legal questions, the answer is that it depends. It depends on the jurisdiction, it depends on the circumstances, and ultimately it depends on whether [...]

16 01, 2017
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By |January 16th, 2017|HOME SECURITY, SELF DEFENCE, SURVIVE|1 Comment

KNOW THY ENEMY – INSIDE THE MIND OF A BURGLAR      Before thinking about securing your house, it’s helpful to consider your adversary.  The following have been aggregated from multiple sources including surveys of convicted burglars and statistics kept by the FBI: Timing – Most burglaries happen during the day when people are at [...]

11 01, 2017
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What are the best deterrents to potential burglars ?

By |January 11th, 2017|HOME SECURITY, SELF DEFENCE, SURVIVE|2 Comments

      The process of making your home less of an attractive target for burglars is a little like the joke about the two explorers trying to run away from a pursuing tiger. One of the men stops to take his track shoes out of his backpack and put them on. The other one [...]

8 01, 2017

Captive! Taken Hostage! Prisoner of War! What Do You Do

By |January 8th, 2017|HOW TO..., SELF DEFENCE, SURVIVE|0 Comments

Surviving Captivity, Banding Together to Work as a Team to Escape     If your captors know anything about keeping you helpless, they will segregate you, isolate you and not give captives a chance to help each other. However it is unlikely that captors in most of the SHTF scenarios described below (keep reading) would [...]