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.

Home Security: Properly Securing Entryways

Defending your home against invasion is more than just having a gun or club set handily about and being willing to use it when something goes bump in the night. With home invasions occurring all the time all across the country, proper planning and preparation is key to thwarting these …

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How to Survive Killer Bees

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Everyone is familiar with the wary sensation that crawls up our backs when we are confronted with a cloud of swarming bees near their hive. While honeybees are a vitally important part of our ecosystem and are typically gentle and mild mannered, killer bees should be taken seriously. A few …

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The Best Walther Pistols

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Walther is an arms maker that needs no introduction for most people. Even the gun-averse can name their most iconic product, the Walther PPK, legendary handgun of Bond, James Bond. But Walther has been more than a one-trick supplier of compact pistols to fictional English secret agents. The firm of …

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The 10 Best EDC Flashlights of 2019

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If you could carry one single, solitary piece of equipment for survival or self-defense, what would it be? I’d argue it should be a flashlight. Not a pistol, not even a knife, but a good, reliable and bright flashlight. Light is so essential for success in any instance of low …

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Is Distilled Water Safe to Drink for Survival?

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If you are dehydrated, clean water is clean water, but a common question I have seen popping up is concerning distilled water in a long-term survival situation, specifically consuming a lot of it over time or as a primary water source. Distillation of water is a technology that has been …

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M&P 9 versus Glock 17: Which Should You Choose?

In a crowded pistol market that is seeing significant innovation and nearly perpetual refinement, the weathervane of progress shows the wind blowing a-toward striker-fired actions as the best overall modern design paradigm. This is not a bad thing: while not perfect, overall striker fired guns offer a combination of simplicity, …

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Underdog Guns for Prepping

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A significant fraction of preppers have guns as a central implement in their defensive plans, and with good reason. The firearm, in any of its myriad forms, is the weapon of our era, without question. The guns combination of precision, power and reliable performance at range make them ideal tools …

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