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.

Is Prepping Illegal?

man under a tarp shelter

By any sane and logical standard, personal responsibility and preparation, especially as a hedge against disaster, should be considered morally upright and desirable anywhere. But, the standards of today and the laws that constrain us, implemented by those that govern us, are neither sane nor logical, and right now, in …

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15 Diversion Safes to Welcome Burglars With

hidden book safe

Prepping isn’t all about being ready to grab your goods and run for the hills at a moment’s notice. Readiness and preparation also means protecting your valuables, supplies and gear from thieves both before and after SHTF events; your sweet preps do you no good if they get carted off …

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Dry Fire: The Ultimate Guide

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To say you’ll never become anyone resembling a good and capable, confident shooter without practice is no exaggeration and there are few who would dispute such a claim. After all, practice makes perfect. Yes, indeed it does, but a common stumbling block to said practice is the costs associated with …

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5 Places to Keep Your Bug Out Bag

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A BOB is a prepper’s best friend, and no matter what, you should have a plan to make use of it in order to reach a safe BOL or rendezvous point. While you might have spent countless dozens of hours fine tuning your BOB loadout and pouring over maps and …

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Tactical Vehicle: 11 Ways to Make Your Bug Out Vehicle Tactical

muddy tactical vehicle

You’ve planned the routes, have triple redundant bug-out locations, and primary, alternate, contingency and emergency travel itineraries for every conceivable set of circumstances. Your BOBs are packed, your family is drilled on the fastest possible way to grab their stuff and pile in the SUV. You, my prepper friend, are …

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Preparing and Executing a Bug Out on Foot

woman hiking

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?

Ruger 10-22 Tasco

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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