Charles Yor

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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.

How Many Magazines are Enough?

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For preppers that rely on guns for defense and game-getting purposes, magazines are second only to ammo in importance when stocking must-have supplies to keep ‘em firing (at least for guns that use detachable magazines). It is not uncommon to see preppers have dozens, even hundreds of magazines stashed ready …

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Route Planning for Bugging Out

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One potential response to a crisis you might choose to employ is bugging out. Evacuating, fleeing, getting the hell out of Dodge, whatever you want to call it, your success or failure will be predicated on knowing where you are going and just as importantly how’ll get there. Travelling during …

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Best of the Best Red Dot Sights

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Red dot sights are one of the single biggest performance upgrades a shooter can install on a firearm. Their combination of acquisition speed and dead-simple sight picture make them virtually unbeatable by other sighting systems at close to medium range. Among modern models, their ruggedness and long battery life make …

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Full Review of the Smith and Wesson M&P9

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The striker-fired pistol category was not always so flush with choices, something that may be taken for granted by newer entrants into the gun world. From the late 1980s through the mid 1990s, polymer striker-fired guns as a category were still comparatively nascent. Glock was the out-in-front choice, but then …

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How to Stop Being Scared and Start Prepping

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Everyone started somewhere. No matter how seasoned an expert appears to be, or how masterful a practitioner of any skill, they were once a beginner, a novice, a greenhorn. Prepping is no different. But to many would-be preppers, prepping can seem unapproachable. Maybe because it is perceived as a highly …

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The Best of the Best Double Stack 45s

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The 9mm may be the current “ideal” cartridge for self-defense, but that fact counts for very little with a contingent of American shooters. For them, the premier cartridge the reigning champ and undisputed king of calibers for semi-auto pistols is the venerable, legendary .45 ACP. If there is one quintessentially …

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The Best Headlamps for Survival

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Anyone who is serious about personal readiness knows how important lighting is to your game plan. There are countless scenarios where having on demand lighting will make the difference between success and failure. Perhaps the power is out, or maybe you are venturing through remote places where the only on-demand …

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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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