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Technology Is A Killer

Technology Is A Killer

Well…. Technology has been givin’ me a whoopin’ over the last couple of weeks.

Some of you may have noticed the issues with the site or perhaps the lack of emails and wondered what was going on. Basically, I am a low tech guy when it comes to the inner workings of websites and the internet so when there is a problem, there also tends to be a struggle for me. The bottom line, I guess, is that everything is working for the time being.

I’ll work on getting some new stuff going.

Don’t hesitate to hit me up at tom@thepreparedninja.com.

Monday Mania – 4.11.2016

In this weeks edition of Monday Mania: Surviving The Unthinkable – Being Prepared For What Is Coming Will Be The Difference Between Living And Dying, SHTF Skills Every American Needs: “Improvise With What You Have”, How an Attack on America Would Probably Begin: Possible Courses Of Action By Foreign Military Powers, How to Survive Workplace Violence, & 9 More

Monday Mania – 4.11.2016

It has been three weeks since the last Monday Mania and for that I apologize. The timing of things just did not work out very well for me and in terms of priorities, I have selfishly chosen to put my family, my job that pays, and the Carry The Fallen Ruck March that I completed the weekend before last. I hope, and am sure, that you will all understand.

Speaking of my priorities, I want to give you all a heartfelt thank you for your support, both financially and with your thoughts and prayers, for the Carry The Fallen Ruck March. With your support I was able to not only survive, but also raise $760 (my goal was $500) for this extremely worthy cause.

It meant so much to me to get to participate in this event. Not only have I lost someone I consider a friend, and fellow veteran, to suicide, I myself have struggled through the post-war trauma that included bouts with suicidal ideation. I thank God for bringing me through that difficult time in my life.

In terms of how everything else has gone over the last few weeks, things have been going mostly decent. I say that because my oldest son has continued to suffer from increased severity of his Tourette Syndrome, my middle son broke his arm, and all of this is happening in the midst of daily life. I can tell you this much, I could not deal with it all; I don’t know how my wife does it. I am truly blessed to be married to such a wonderful person.

I am hoping this week will go well. My parents are visiting so it has been good to see them and of course my kids are excited to see them (The two younger boys anyway. It’s hard to get a 16 year old excited about anything, at least at our house.). We will see what is to come!

I hope y’all have a blessed week!

-Tom

 

MY FINDS FOR LAST WEEK:

Surviving The Unthinkable – Being Prepared For What Is Coming Will Be The Difference Between Living And Dying – This may seem like an obvious statement but it is full of truth. Do now and you will have later. Do nothing and you will have nothing.

SHTF Skills Every American Needs: “Improvise With What You Have” – Sometimes it is not about what you have, it’s what you can do with what you find.

How an Attack on America Would Probably Begin: Possible Courses Of Action By Foreign Military Powers – All I have to say is, “Wolverines!” If you are not familiar with the quote, it is from the movie Red Dawn.

How to Survive Workplace Violence – This is not an unheard of thing in America anymore. There is a growing percentage of the population who are disillusioned or so out of touch with reality that they determine that such shootings are an actual solution to something.

Collapse Survivor On The Reality Of Killing And Violence: “Killing Is A Nasty Job…”

Plan B: What To Do When Your Survival Shelter Has Been Compromised

Going Rogue: 15 Ways to Detach From the System

MORE MADNESS IN THE WORLD:

CEO Keith Neumeyer Warns: “There’s Going To Be a Major Revolt… We’re Going To See Riots” – I don’t think that such a response is out of the realm of possibility. In fact, if things continue to move the way they are, I see it as being probable.

“KKK Member With Whip” Panics College Over Race… Oh, Wait. It’s a Priest With Beads – This is the future of America? Student who can’t tell the difference between the KKK and Catholicism.

Man Harassed and Fined for Planting Vegetables in His Own Yard

VIDEO: White College Student Attacked By Black Classmate For Having Dreadlocks: “Because It’s MY Culture” – Making an issue of a white individual having dreadlocks is the type of activity that ensures racism will never end. When it’s a “black thing” or a “white thing” or a “whatever thing,” we will never be able to move toward issues being an individual “person thing.”

Officer Backs Down After Citizen Cites Code: “It’s Wrong To Know Your Rights?”

INTERESTING READING:

America 1956 vs. America 2016

That’s a wrap for me this week. As always, I hope that you all have a great week and keep getting ready for tough times. It seems like we get closer every day to something unfortunate coming along.

If you found something that you would like to share with the group or have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at tom@thepreparedninja.com.

Come back next week for another edition of Monday Mania.

If you appreciate the content here on The Prepared Ninja, I would love it if you left a comment or shared a post with your friends or loved ones! We are all in this together after all, right? 

With that being said, it does cost me money every month to keep The Prepared Ninja up and running. If the site does help you and you would like to help support it, you can provide monetary support to help keep things going via PayPal here. Thank you!

Body Armor For What?

Body Armor For What?

A bullet proof vest is a very useful tool for a wide variety of people. From Police Officers to Soldiers and even civilians, a protective vest can protect against a number of threats and keep you safe in wide variety of situations. Of course, body armors main function is to protect you against firearms and this is certainly of great benefit, particularly as gun crimes continue to be a problem. However, as any good Prepper- or ninja- knows, you should expect the unexpected and body armor can keep you safe against some unusual threats.

Body Armor

As any good ninja will know, any weapon can be fatal in the right hands, and many are fatal even in the wrong hands. Even before you find yourself fighting for survival after a catastrophe, there are many threats to you safety and wellbeing. One such example is cars. Modern Americans rely on cars for almost everything, and American culture is built upon automotives. However, they are responsible for a large number of deaths every year, many of which could have been avoided with the proper preparation.

Kevlar is to body armor as bread is to sandwiches, it is present in nearly all bullet proof vests. DuPont, the maker of this fabric, regularly honors Law Enforcement Officers whose lives have been saved by their product. A significant number of these Officers were involved in otherwise fatal car accidents, saved only by their body armor. This is because materials like Kevlar can absorb and disperse vast amounts of energy, essentially mitigating the impact. This means that in an otherwise deadly car crash, a bullet proof vest could be the difference between life and death.

Of course, if you do find yourself out in the wasteland fighting off raiders and deathclaws, your bullet proof vest may prove less useful. While firearms will naturally be a high priority for anyone after the collapse of society, ammunition will dwindle relatively quickly. You may still be targeted by opportunists and desperate individuals who covet your supplies and well-prepared shelter. These individuals may no longer be armed with guns, but you will need to protect yourself against their attacks.

It may seem unlikely, but even a single solitary rock can kill you – just look at David and Goliath. Even without divine intervention, stones, rocks, and fists can cause a great deal of damage, and require little to no skill to wield. While it may take more than one to kill you, and their range and power are solely dependent on the thrower, they can still kill you. When dealing with the difficulties of post-apocalyptic society you may not see them coming either. This is why you will need body armor, which can absorb and disperse the energy from the impact, keeping you safe from the attack.

Similarly, some may follow the inspiration of popular TV and film characters and equip themselves with a crossbow or bows and arrows. Fortunately, most people will not have the skill or experience to use these effectively. Nevertheless, it only takes one errant shot to kill you, and your bullet proof vest will not be able to prevent it. This is because the sharp point of the bolt or arrow will pass through the minute gaps in the fabric, negating the protection completely. You will therefore require a stab or spike proof vest.

These vests will usually use materials like Kevlar to help mitigate the impact of an attack. However they will also use tough materials like chainmail and/or plastic laminate to stop the fabric from being cut or bypassed. These multi-threat vests will be incredibly useful in the wild in particular, even before the SHTF; animal attacks should never be underestimated, and the teeth, claws, and horns of animals can be potentially fatal. A stab and spike proof vest will help protect you against the worst nature has to offer, again giving you the upper hand.

The materials used in bullet, stab, and spike proof vests are all thinner and lighter than ever before, not to mention incredibly flexible. This means that even high levels of protection can be achieved in a lightweight and thin package, making protective vests all the more comfortable. The immediate advantage of this is in covert vests, which are designed to be worn under clothing. These vests benefit from these discreet materials and allow you to be fully protected without displaying your armor to the world. No good ninja should announce her/his preparation, and this includes your armor. Choosing a covert Kevlar stab and spike proof vest allows you to be discreet, protected, and ready for anything.

 

Monday Mania – 3.21.2016

In this weeks edition of Monday Mania: It’s Time To Stock Up On Ammunition, Survival Hacks: With These 17 Tricks, You Can Improvise Through Any Crisis, “The 2nd Amendment Will Be Under Siege Before The Election” – New Supreme Court Nominee Supports Whatever Big Government Wants, The Fallacy of Hunting as a Survival Technique & 9 More

Monday Mania – 3.21.2016

The big story for me this week is that I have 10 days left until my ruck march to prevent veteran suicide. I am getting closer to my goal of raising $500 for this great cause. So far I have raised almost $200 and every $1 helps! I thank those who have already shown their support. For those who may not be able to contribute, if you could at least share my goal with those on social media I would appreciate it.

I’m good for the most part, my family is good for the most part, and more than anything, I thank God for the opportunity to live my life!

Other than that, I’m buried at work so I hope this makes it out on time!

I hope y’all have a great week!

-Tom

MY FINDS FOR LAST WEEK:

It’s Time To Stock Up On Ammunition – Coming from within the ammunition manufacturing sector itself, and I could not agree more, it is time to stock up on ammunition.

Survival Hacks: With These 17 Tricks, You Can Improvise Through Any Crisis

“The 2nd Amendment Will Be Under Siege Before The Election” – New Supreme Court Nominee Supports Whatever Big Government Wants

The Fallacy of Hunting as a Survival Technique

10 Great Bartering Items for When the SHTF

7 Prepper Tips if Trapped in The City When SHTF

Does ISIS Use Fake Facebook Accounts for Intelligence Gathering?

MORE MADNESS IN THE WORLD:

More from Clinton Twilight Zone: The borders are secure – Say What?!?!

Monuments move, landowners lose: A surveyor’s dirty little secret

College debate star calls for ‘affirmative suicide’ because ‘white life is wrong’

This Man Stops Police From Illegal Search in Just 7 Seconds: “Honor Your Oath, Scumbag!”

GOP Insider Admits: “That’s Just the Way It Is… We Choose the Nominee, Not the Voters”

INTERESTING READING:

Jack’s story: A politically incorrect civics lesson – Do we do these things to ourselves? This scenario seems oddly familiar and yet we don’t learn.

That’s a wrap for me this week. As always, I hope that you all have a great week and keep getting ready for tough times. It seems like we get closer every day to something unfortunate coming along.

If you found something that you would like to share with the group or have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at tom@thepreparedninja.com.

Come back next week for another edition of Monday Mania.

If you appreciate the content here on The Prepared Ninja, I would love it if you left a comment or shared a post with your friends or loved ones! We are all in this together after all, right? 

With that being said, it does cost me money every month to keep The Prepared Ninja up and running. If the site does help you and you would like to help support it, you can provide monetary support to help keep things going via PayPal here. Thank you!

Monday (Tuesday) Mania – 3.15.2016

In this weeks edition of Monday Tuesday Mania: Every Day Carry: How Much is Too Much?, 40 Unique Places to Stash Firearms, Life on the Streets: 10 Lessons I Learned From the Homeless, How to Dress to Avoid Suspicion, Blend In During a Crisis: “Be a Grey Man”, Who Is a Threat To You? “Dangerous People to Avoid After the Collapse”, & 12 More

Monday Tuesday Mania – 3.15.2016

Well…I am sure it’s probably obvious by now but I missed my mark by not getting this post out yesterday. I wish I had a great story behind the reasoning for it but there were no zombies, no Sasquatch, and certainly not any aliens. I just plain got tied up with things and didn’t make it.

That said, this week is pretty brief.

I would really like to say thank you to all who have donated toward my goal of raising $500 to help prevent veteran suicide. It really means more to me than I could ever convey here.

Most of my week will be absorbed by work and medical appointments, as was last week. In my spare time this week my biggest goal is to spend as much time with my son’s as I can while they are on Spring Break.

I hope y’all have a great week!

-Tom

MY FINDS FOR LAST WEEK:

Every Day Carry: How Much is Too Much? – This is a very individual question simply because what is too much for one, may not be nearly enough for another. That’s one reason you see Soldiers in combat dressed like modern day American police officers.

40 Unique Places to Stash Firearms – I have heard several of these before but I see a few new ones too. My favorite is probably either #9 or #13.

Life on the Streets: 10 Lessons I Learned From the Homeless – There is some great knowledge to gain from this short article. More importantly, take the time to consider those who are successful at living homeless and how they are able to do so.

How to Dress to Avoid Suspicion, Blend In During a Crisis: “Be a Grey Man” – Urban camouflage is always a good idea. If all you have in your SHTF inventory is military camo, what are you going to look like to everyone else? It will probably be either the enemy or the enemy, depending on which side you are on of course.

Who Is a Threat To You? “Dangerous People to Avoid After the Collapse”If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle. – Sun Tzu

This Is Why You Shouldn’t Shelter Your Children From Guns

My Prepper Evolution – From The Prepper Journal

MORE MADNESS IN THE WORLD:

“She’s a…liar”: Caitlyn Jenner Destroys Hillary Clinton on TV, Causes Heads to Explode – Finally something that I can agree on regarding the whole “Caitlyn” Jenner situation.

Twitter Goes off on Terrorist Bill Ayers After He Tweets a Picture of His Dining Room “Altar” – Spells It Wrong – A lifelong string of bad decisions. Good thing he is not in a position to spread his thinking to young minds! Oh, wait…

FDA wants new manure regulations for organic farms – Really? Most of the “organic” produce that is sold at grocery stores seems to be a scam anymore. I guess it makes sense that our government would take the last remaining produce that is untainted and try to regulate it out of existence.

Massachusetts gun grabber wants to start a national ‘revolution’ to eradicate semi-autos – The scary thing is that there are actually communities where they think this is a good idea.

U.S. Cyber Command: No question an attack will bring the grid down – It will happen, especially if the government keeps spreading the word about how vulnerable we are.

Ron Paul says coming collapse of U.S. empire will set the stage for a freedom revolution – And it might not be a bad thing!

NYC Mayor: Alarming Rise in Stabbings Due to Gun Control — UK-Style Knife Ban Next?

TIN FOIL HAT TIME?:

Why Were Hellfire Missiles Found On a Portland Bound Passenger Flight?

INTERESTING READING: (FROM JWR’s Survival Blog)

Why I Started Prepping, by KB

Off-Paper: The Importance of Making Private Arms Purchases

That’s a wrap for me this week. As always, I hope that you all have a great week and keep getting ready for tough times. It seems like we get closer every day to something unfortunate coming along.

If you found something that you would like to share with the group or have any questions, don’t hesitate to email me at tom@thepreparedninja.com.

Come back next week for another edition of Monday Mania.

If you appreciate the content here on The Prepared Ninja, I would love it if you left a comment or shared a post with your friends or loved ones! We are all in this together after all, right? 

With that being said, it does cost me money every month to keep The Prepared Ninja up and running. If the site does help you and you would like to help support it, you can provide monetary support to help keep things going via PayPal here. Thank you!