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Hi, what do you mean "it ends"? 
thanks  Jim

EDC/Prepping / Re: Survival - the Rule of 3s
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:01:30 PM »

Three is Two, Two is One and ONE is “NONE”

This is a concept used by many in the military, hunters, campers and by others; when having just one important item may lead to serious trouble or great inconvenience. We all know things we rely upon suddenly break, become lost or where we need to loan to another person. The only question is, how many backups should one have! When you only have one, it can break, become lost etc. and then you can be in very serious trouble. Thus the need for two or more of all critical items.

Examples are a pair of eye glass lost or damaged during a vacation down south, a flashlight that fails thirty minutes into a hydro failure, a compass that falls out of your shirt pocket into the lake

Medicine; While the government recommends having three days of emergency supplies with you at home etc. we believe that for items such as medicine, it should be at least 10 days. Who wants to run out of medicine on day four!

Flashlights and of course the very best batteries; I like to have three with me in my kit.

Eye-wear; Minimum of two pairs

Knives; Small pocket knife or multi tool and two larger knives for cutting of firewood, branches for shelters etc.

Matches; when hiking etc., this is where you want three waterproof match containers. One in your pants pocket, one in your pack and maybe one in a shirt pocket. Pant or shirt pockets rip and if you only have two, you now only have one in your pack. If you fall in the water or down a hill, your pack will sink to the bottom or may have contents spill out.

Compass or GPS; For any serious camping or survival situation, I would recommend a minimum of three means of navigation. Minimum of one compass and two GPS units or the reverse of that depending on your preference. Remember, a GPS units need power as where a compass does not.
Socks; Socks are extremely important to one’s survival. If your feet are cold or wet, you may develop serious blisters, suffer from frostbite or simply be miserable. So for a day hike you want at least one spare pair to the ones you are wearing.

Charging cables and backup battery for smart devices; You want to be able to communicate or receive emergency updates from media. I would prefer to have three charging cables. You also want the means to charge smart devices and any GPS! So have at least two solar chargers and one or two backup battery sources (UPS) to store power collected when the sun is out. Note; all UPS units should be fully charged before leaving and if in an emergency pack, car or home; charged up two or three times a year, so you know they are always ready for use.

Food; Out for a day’s hike, then you want minimum an extra days’ worth of food and water. You may become lost, injured or delayed due to a storm. If in very isolated areas or where the weather can change fast, then three days’ worth of food and water is the “bare bones” minimum. Datrex food bars are light, do not need water or cooking and are a decent tasting emergency ration.

Non-Firearm Defensive Tools/Techniques / Re: Krav Maga
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:48:17 AM »
have to say, i never heard of this method but know the tactics well.  situation awareness is crucial to outcome.  will look up whats in Ottawa Ontario area


Non-Firearm Defensive Tools/Techniques / Re: Canes
« on: January 22, 2018, 09:45:05 AM »
in addition to type, i would recommend a course on how and where to maximize impact onn opponent.


quick intro may be good here.  Come from a very strong background in technical and human side of security.
As a Canadian, i know very well the downfall of not being able to carry and even use of weapons on ones property, so figure with respect to work arounds, you US folks are far better positioned to offer actionable advice.    I will say that for home and property use, i prefer an AR platform. KNow your weapon and practice all the time.
My contribution may be the following.

Being aware of your surroundings or "situational awareness" is number one on my list of defense weapons. 

Sizing up the opponent/s is important in understanding the potential threat to you or yours ( are they amateur punks or more seasoned goons). How many of them are there. Knowing who the leader is will help you place your bead on them and thereby increase your odds of success. Know the escape routes available to you.  Look for cover from incoming fire. It can be a car, concrete wall, column, ditch, stairwell etc.  Getting behind as much "mass" is important. Example, a street sign isn't as good as a concrete column

If you are at home, you should have a good early warning systems in place.  This can be a a dog, cat, extensive security system or better yet a combination of physical as well as electronic.  If electronic, remember they need power so make sure you have a generator or very large UPS system in place to keep them powered for a reasonable time.   If chosen wisely, you can be alerted to a person on your property well in advance of the person trying to force open the door. 

Motion sensing video cameras linked to your smart phone are good, so are buried sensors for detecting a vehicle on your driveway.  When setting up these perimeter security devices, it is important that they be chosen for their effectiveness, false alarm concerns and the ability to for you to access the information quickly. Turning off your interior home lights once an alarm is tripped will help in concealing your movements as you move around and reduce their chances of hitting you.  Conversely, having good and plentiful exterior lights turning on automatically or by you will light them up and make your next move easier.    Also, if you do have the opportunity of calling the police, you will then be able to give them a description of how many there are, vehicle description or any other Intel that will help them when they arrive or when pursuing.   Hope this has been of help.  cheers   Jim

EDC/Prepping / Re: Survival - the Rule of 3s
« on: January 19, 2018, 03:29:39 PM »
heres another rule of 321.
3 is 2
2 is 1
 and 1 is none

I always try and have two of everything that is really critical

EDC/Prepping / Re: Pacific Northwest Prepping
« on: January 19, 2018, 03:26:47 PM »
best of luck out on the west coast. straight male, security professional here in Ontario. ask away of you have any questions on electronic security, physical, outdoor type questions etc.  cheers

EDC/Prepping / intro to who i am
« on: January 19, 2018, 03:16:48 PM »
came across your group from Brietbart article and  how pink pistols may attend NRA etc. Also "Lincoln conservatives and other lib or conservative groups that enjoy firearms, outdoors, etc
As a straight security professional in Canada, i welcome the opportunity to share the knowledge i have with anyone who wishes to be better prepared for life's curve balls. i do not care if your straight, gay, white black, purple or whatever. So long as everyone is open, honest and wants to do better.

I have pretty extensive knowledge on a wide range of security topics and emergency preparedness, business continuity or if you prefer the term prepping is one of them.

Gun owner of many types since age 7, so not to bad on that topic either.
One thing i always try and do is remain "real"  Be it for a private or public sector client, a friend or a group such as this.

So thank you for allowing me to join the form and look forward to learning and passing on whatever i can.  cheers

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