Charles Yor

Charles Yor
Charles Yor is an advocate of low-profile preparation, readiness as a virtue and avoiding trouble before it starts. He has enjoyed a long career in personal security implementation throughout the lower 48 of the United States.

Preparing and Executing a Bug Out on Foot

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Bugging out is a central tenet to prepping. You cannot count on staying where you are! The best laid plans, the most fortified location, all of it could be rendered moot, even dangerous in the wrong situation. That could be from bad luck, a bad plan or just something you …

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How to Survive an Armed Robbery

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Robbery. Mugging. A classic hold-up. The threat of violence- injury, or death- if you do not part with what you have. This is the bread and butter, literally, of plenty of scumbags. The quickest way to a man’s wallet is just to stick a gun or knife in his face …

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Can You Predict How It Is All Going to Go Down?

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Preppers perhaps more than anyone spend a disproportionate amount of time analyzing, wondering and even, perhaps, darkly fantasizing about the Big One, the event that will set society and perhaps the entire country, even the world, up on its end. It is in our nature to try and discern what …

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Low Profile Carry of Long Guns: Good or Bad Idea?

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The surging popularity of brace-equipped AR pistols and short, handy “firearms” like the Mossberg Shockwave and Remington Tac-14 and Tac-13 has seen more and more shooters getting interested in the idea of carrying a “long” gun around as part of their EDC, either on their person or in their vehicle. …

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How to Prep if You’re Renting

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Serious prepping seems on its surface to be the province of the well-heeled land owners upon first inspection. The “ideal” is a remote hideaway, deep in the forest, on a mountainside or deep in the desert or tundra stocked to the rafters and beyond with every imaginable provision, piece of …

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So, Why Are Glocks So Popular?

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To say the arrival of the Glock pistol coincided with a paradigm shift for American handguns is no understatement, not at all. And even though the Glock’s much vaunted features at the time- striker ignition system, lack of manual safety, polymer frame- had all been seen on production guns elsewhere …

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An Overview of the Smith & Wesson Model 63

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Smith & Wesson revolvers are revered as some of the very finest in the world, and no other manufacturer’s wheelgun offerings come close to the sheer number of theirs that have served military and police units around the world, and defended the lives of citizens against attack. Smith & Wesson’s …

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How to Survive a Knife Attack

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Knife attacks are freaking scary. Knives are available anywhere, easy to hide, quick to put into action and extremely effective in close quarters. A knife is every bit as lethal as a gun once someone has closed the gap with you, and that part is often something you can count …

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The Top 5 Best Pocket Holsters

Pocket pistols are often the butt of jokes all around the gun world. It’s easy to see why that’s so: tiny, underpowered, low capacity and generally lacking in the attributes that you want in a proper fighting handgun. Even when you can excuse their lack of firepower, you’ll often see …

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