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Best Household Items For Your Protection!

Best Household Items For Your Protection

Picture this: you’re in your home, minding your own business. You’re in your bed, in your kitchen or simply walking along from one room to another. All of the sudden you realize you’re being the victim of property trespassing and you’re face to face with the perpetrator. You are defenseless and you feel it! But how defenseless are you really? Not as much as you might think. As long as you are not at gunpoint or already subdued, you can fight back with pretty much everything you can find. And there are plenty of things that can pack quite a punch around a regular household. Even though the adrenalin flows, try and keep your cool and think quickly. If you react fast enough in grabbing the most appropriate thing and using it at full capacity, you can take out pretty much anyone that means you harm.

Many household items and appliances are excellent improvised weapons, especially if you target the most sensitive body parts, like the groin, the eyes or the neck. Even if you own a gun, most that it might not be in handy, so consider your possibilities.

Let’s have a look at the items that will save you skin in case of a self-defense scenario:

Beatsticks

As long as it’s stick-shaped and hard enough, it can hurt. Many items lying around the house are more than perfect for such an occasion. If you happen to have a broom nearby or a mop, the tail is hard enough to be used as a weapon, and can be very affective for blows on the head, on the groin or even on the hands (providing the attacker is carrying a weapon and you’re looking to disarm him). A baseball bat would be preferable, as its thickness makes it very unlikely to break, in case you miss your swing and hit it against a tough surface. If you’re being attacked in the hallway, you can always grab a walking cane or an umbrella, which can be very versatile: you can open it for protection (if the assailant is throwing stuff at you) and you can even use it to pierce flesh (if it’s pointy at the end). The best tool for such an occasion though would have to be the vacuum cleaner wand, and the reasons are obvious: it’s a metal bar that will never break, it’s not very heavy and everybody has one.

Sharp and pointy

It’s impossible not to find something that fits the description in every single room of a regular household! If you find yourself in the kitchen, plenty of kitchen knives (even butcher knives and hatchets for those serious meat eaters) are either lying around or orderly stored in shelves. You can use them as throwing weapons if the attacker is out of reach and you intend on keeping things that way. But they also work perfectly as close range weapons, when the attacker gets close enough to get cut. Forks and corks work just as well for stabbing, especially in soft zones, like the neck or the eyes. Bottles are excellent cutting tools if you grab them by the neck and smack them against a hard surface. You’ll be left with a very dangerous improvised knife that can cut a surface as big as the bottle diameter. Don’t try a similar approach with coffee mugs or glasses, as you might end up hurting yourself instead; simply use them as throwing weapons.

For slashing and cutting, sometimes, you need not look any further than your own pockets. A ballpoint pen, a pencil or even regular keys can be more than enough to inflict massive amounts of pain on whomever means you harm. They can easily pierce the skin and inflict irrecoverable damage to the eyes. Neither would work well a throwing weapon though, because of their reduced weight. So keep them in close-quarter combat.

Rags

Believe it or not, a simple scarf or a long and sturdy enough piece of cloth can prove fatal if used correctly. The military is training for self-defense with scarves, as they can prove very efficient in a close combat scenario. If you manage to get around your attacker’s neck, the scarf instantly becomes a garrote, which can easily cut blood circulation or the airflow through the neck. This will immediately weaken your adversary, but applied pressure for longer than necessary can even cause death. Blankets or drapes can be used as a means of distraction. Simply throw it at the perpetrator. This will temporarily blind him and obstruct vision. It will buy you more than enough time to react and to subdue him, either by locking his arms and legs or by delivering hard enough blows. If might also offer the possibility to escape in some cases. And if avoiding confrontation becomes an option, that’s what you should do.

Eyesores

eyesores The eyes are the main source of input, especially in a situation based on direct confrontation. Luckily they are very sensitive and it doesn’t take much to affect eyesight. Once this happens, it’s very unlikely that your adversary will put a good fight. Not only is the process very painful, but the eyes swell and water instantly, greatly reducing visibility. A regular spray (be it deodorant, window cleaner or inhaler) will provoke instant eye damage and excruciating pain. Squeezing orange or lemon juice in the eyes works just as fine, especially if you happen to find yourself in the kitchen, making orange juice or lemonade at the time of the attack. Salt, pepper, vinegar or even plant dirt (if you have plants in handy) are also very efficient and common to almost every household.

Shields

You will not always find yourself in the attacking position, but most likely will find yourself reduced to defending yourself. Whether it attacks at point-blank or you’re having stuff thrown your way, there are plenty of things you can grab in order to not get hit. Moving out of harm’s way would be ideal, but if this is not an option, you can simply grab large enough objects to deflect the attacks. Against a knife attack you can easily use your laptop, tablet, a suitcase or even a regular pot lid. The latter works perfectly as a shield because its handle makes it easy to pick up and use, leaving you with a free hand, which you can use to grab a weapon yourself.

In some situations defending yourself with regular household items might even be preferable to using of firearms. Not only might a gun be in handy, but you can go around many legal issues concerning self-defense, as everyday items are not legally considered to be weapons. So decorate your house in such a way that every room has at least one item that might save your skin in case you’re being attacked in your own home.

by My Family Survival Plan

The EMP Weapon: Bringer Of Darkness And Chaos Could Soon To Be Unleashed Against US!

What is the EMP effect?

The electromagnetic pulse (aka EMP) is a short burst of electromagnetic energy (as short as hundreds of nanoseconds), taking the form of a pulse of radiated electromagnetic field or of a conducted electrical current (depending on the source of origin). It’s always disruptive on electronic equipment. They happen commonly in nature (lightning, electromagnetic discharge or even meteor EMP) or they can be man-made (electric motors, gasoline engine ignition systems, power lines surges). The military EMP devices (although are also man-made), are built to serve a whole different purpose.

They are highly advanced tactical weapons meant for combat. They are non-lethal, but they debilitate the enemy’s combat capacity by rendering useless everything that uses or runs on electrical currents. The EMP weapons can be nuclear (HEMP – capable of producing a pulse of immense magnitude) and non-nuclear EMP weapons (NNEMP).

How much harm can a non-lethal weapon cause?

defend Loads and loads of it! Civilian and commercial computer systems are most vulnerable to EMP attacks. They are basically built of high-density Metal Oxide Semiconductors (MOS), extremely exposed to high voltage transients. These types of devices don’t require high amounts of energy to be completely annihilated. In fact, it takes only a variation of tens of Volts to produce the gate oxide breakdown effect that eventually destroys the targeted apparatus. Some devices may resist such an attack and may still run even while “wounded”, but their reliability comes hard into question. Protection cases exist and might have been efficient, except for one Achilles’ heel: the casing will not protect the cables, which acting like antennas, will direct the pulse straight into the circuitry. The computers used in data processing systems, communications, industrial control applications (ex. Road and rail signaling), electronic flight control, digital engine controls and common mobile phones are VULNERABLE to EMP attacks! But processing units are not the only targets. Even simpler electronics, based on copper wiring, transistors and diodes are just as vulnerable. After an EMP attack, don’t count on your generators too much. The victims of an EMP affected area won’t even have the convenience of electrical light, yet alone TV, internet or radio. Such a massive electronic takedown would immediately result into a social and economic disaster.

detonation point

EMP detonation point and area of effect

How can we defend ourselves?

The best way of avoiding the effects of a fully unleashed electro-magnetic pulse would be to destroy the platform carrying the bomb (be it jet or vehicle). But this would be a long shot, so the next best thing would be to fully in case every single piece of equipment that is susceptible to EMP radiation in protective casings, capable of withstanding (some, if not all) the impact. These types of casing are called Faraday cages and they keep the electromagnetic field away from the circuit boards. The power cables are still a possible backdoor for the destructive pulse, so special electromagnetic arresting devices can be fitted in order to help dampen the effect. The fiber optic cables used for data transfer, however, are completely safe.

Production costs are important! As an electronic or electrical system is composed of numerous elements, precautions must be taken for each one of them, individually. The breakdown of a single component could cease the activity of the entire system. In most cases is cheaper to design new EMP resistant equipment then it would be to upgrade an old one. Maintenance costs could sky-rocket if, for example, you tied to fix complex circuitry that has been slightly affected, but not destroyed. The inconsistency of the malfunctioning gadget could be caused by a minor component, but the time and effort put into detecting and fixing the problem might not be worth it.

Another means of defense against the EMP attack, tactical facilities especially should not radiate detectable emissions. Where radio frequency communications must be used, low probability of intercept techniques should be employed exclusively to preclude the use of site emissions for electromagnetic targeting purposes

Is this doomsday scenario possible?

Yes, it is! According to Dr. Peter Vincent Pry (Executive Director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security and Director of the U.S. Nuclear Strategy Forum), Russia has realised the potential of full-out EMP attacks and has been developing the technology ever since. The US has been doing just about the same. But meanwhile, more and more states interested in this subject. Experts declare that North Korea have been developing their own nuclear and EMP programs, with the help of the Russian Federation. In May 2009, the North Koreans detonated an EMP warhead that produced high-gamma output combined on a relatively small blast output of three kilotons.

Dr. Pry claims that the Iranian military forces are also in the in possession of EMP tactical warheads based on military training programs, which would suggest high altitude practice strikes. Needless to say that these three regimes consider the US as their enemy and primary target. But things might have just gotten worse, as data suggests even terrorist groups (such as ISIS) have been getting in possession of EMP weapons.

As time passes by, our enemies are getting stronger. And so must we. Be alert, keep calm and stay informed! We might just make it.

5 Ways To Keep Looters Away From YOUR Home – Part 2 of 2 –

I’m back with more super strategies to protect your family from looters and thieves. Last time, we covered the first 2 Home Defense Golden Rules, so today we’re going to talk about 3 more simple ways to keep your home secure, even if riots are right outside your window.

Here they are:

3. Keep your goodies away from curious eyes

I already mentioned keeping your valuables away from your windows, where passersby can see them (including expensive furniture, TV sets, DVD players, an audio system or other gadgets). But looters aren’t always the enemies coming from the outside.

In times of crisis, even your best neighbors can turn into looters. In a dog eat dog society, there’s not much room for friendly neighbors. So if you’re stockpiling, make sure you keep your supplies in a hidden place, where visitors can’t see them.

If you’ve got a storage room ( a pantry, a garage or an actual room you use to store your stockpile), keep it locked at all times and don’t leave the key in an obvious place. You can put the key in a top drawer or hide it behind a cupboard.

Ideally, you should also hide generators, bug-out bags, survival kits, weapons and the rest of your emergency “tools”. Looters don’t only steal food. They look for anything they can use or sell to buy what they need.

4. Don’t let people know you’re not home

If you go away for the weekend or on a holiday, make sure your home looks like you’re there 24/7. You don’t want people to sniff an unwatched bag of goodies in your house!

So here’ s what you need to do: first of all, light up your house. Invest in a motion-sensor lighting system. They won’t be able to get in your house without getting in the spotlight as well. You can use this type of lighting inside and outside your house if you want to scare looters off before they even get to the front door.

If you leave home for more than three days, don’t leave mail piled up in your mailbox. It practically screams “I’m not home, so come on and break into my house!”Ask a friend or a neighbor you trust to pick it up for you while you’re gone. It’s the safest option you’ve got.

If you’ve got a telephone, plug it out before you leave. If someone wants to know if you’re home, they’ll search for your phone number in Yellow Pages or on the Internet and call you to see if you answer or not.

And here’s the last Golden Rule to protect your home against looters and burglars:

5. If they do get inside, give them hell!

Let’s say you’re facing some really ambitious looters who really want to break into your home and your home only…

Can you imagine the hungry smirks on their faces when they get inside YOUR house? Well, this image should be motivating enough to give them the worst Skavenger’s hunt they’ve ever see in their life! Usually, looters only stick around for a few minutes, to avoid getting caught. So the longer it takes for them to find the goodies, the faster they decide to flee the place with whatever they find on hand.

So as a general rule, never keep your valuables on display. However, there are some things you can’t hide, so just etch your name and phone number on them. This will give them a hard time to sell your stuff.

Another thing: Keep your stockpile in a hidden place, perhaps covered by a curtain or behind a closet (or maybe IN a step-in closet!) Your stockpile is crucial to you and your family during a crisis, so protect it as well as you can. Put a big bolt lock on it and keep it undercover. As long as you’ve got food, water and a heating source, you’re good.

That’s about everything you should know about home defense during the crisis. If you follow these 5 Golden Rules, you can rest assured your home will be more secure than any other in your neighborhood. So have fun with the preparations and stay safe!

Read First Article HERE