“I think many people are in denial about being debt, just as they are in denial about the need to prepare.” http://apartmentprepper.com
There is a great article and discussion over at Apartment Prepper about whether to pay off debt or buy preps.
It sucks when the only thing you’re stockpiling is debt!
My advice: Have two weeks of food on hand. If you live in a bad neighborhood, purchase a firearm for defense and a few boxes of ammo. Install good deadbolts. Have a fire extinguisher, smoke detector, and CO detector. Once you have this, pay off the credit card debt. The interest on credit card debt can eat you alive. Every $1,000 in interest you save down the road can be used to purchase preps.
It’s a cliché, but being in debt is like being a slave. You need to free yourself first.
If you have Adobe Flash, update it ASAP. Better yet, delete it.
A company specializing in computer hacking into other companies was hacked. They were selling spyware to governments, police agencies, and anybody else who wanted to infiltrate your computer and spy on you.
Here’s a look into the strange world of computer hacking.
In An Instant. This is a TV show about survival situations. This episode is about surviving a shootout.
This officer showed incredible composure and presence of mind.
1) Lock your reinforced doors. The older gentleman wouldn’t have been murdered if he had a door that couldn’t have been easily kicked in.
2) Forget the BS about a handgun being something to fight your way to a rifle. Real shootouts aren’t Doom. The officer had an AR-15 in his trunk. He was behind his trunk. He had his keys. The shootout lasted for minutes. He couldn’t get to his AR-15. The weapon you start a shootout with is the weapon you’ll end the shootout with.
3) Pay attention to your instincts. Why was the guy adjusting his mirror? Why was the guy parked in this spot overlooking the store? When the officer had a bad feeling, he should have listened to his inner voice. Stop and don’t continue on as usual. Let the inner voice register.
4) Shoot and Move: Remembering that saved the officers life. If you’re under fire, get to cover immediately.
5) If you carry a gun professionally, learn to shoot with your weak hand. Luckily bad guy don’t practice this. His fire became ineffective.
6) If you take a prisoner or detain someone, don’t allow them back into an unsecured environment where they could have a weapon. Taken by surprise, the bad guy put his hands up and got out of his car. He had an open container of alcohol. That’s enough reason to cuff him and have him sit down outside. The officer instead let his guard down, because he thought the guy was just sitting in his car drinking. He wanted to let the guy be more comfortable. The officer let him back into the car where he had a gun.
It’s another cliché, but in horror movies, a young guy hears a noise, investigates, and after a bit of tension sees a cat. He relaxes his guard and gets an axe in the head. Just because somebody puts their hands up and appears to comply doesn’t mean the situation is over. Don’t lower your guard prematurely.
A good guide to doing a one handed pushup.