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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.


Another Safeguard Armor Giveaway!

Safeguard Armor is running another giveaway for their Facebook Fans! For those of you who are interested in adding a set of body armor to your preps, here is your chance. Safeguard is giving away a GHOST™ Bullet, Knife Edge and Spike Proof Vest just like the one seen below.

The GHOST™ Covert Vest is extremely lightweight and has one of smallest carrier designs in the world. Don’t let its size fool you as it still offers the wearer up to level 3A ballistic protection and can be upgraded with edged blade and spike protection.

All of Safeguard Armor’s protective panels are made from 100% Kevlar!

The giveaway vest includes NIJ Level 2 and KR1 Stab and Spike Protection!

To be entered all you have to do is:

1. Go to the Safeguard Armor Facebook page.
2. Share the giveaway post.
3. Like their page. That is it!
The winner will be selected at random.
The giveaway closes on the 15th of November 2013. Good Luck!

Make sure to stay tuned for an exciting announcement later this week from The Prepared Ninja and Safeguard Armor!

Safeguard Armor GHOST Giveaway!

Safeguard Armor has launched a new giveaway on their Facebook page. This month in celebration of the launch of their new GHOST™ Bullet, Knife Edge and Spike Proof Vest…..they have decided to give a set away!
Safeguard GHOST
The GHOST™ Covert Vest is extremely lightweight and boasts one of smallest carrier designs in the world. It offers up to level IIIa ballistic protection and can be upgraded with edged blade and spike protection.
All Safeguard protective panels are made from 100% Kevlar!To be entered all you have to do is:
1. Go to the Safeguard Armor Facebook page.2. Share the giveaway post.3. Like their page.That is it! The winner will be selected at random. The giveaway closes on the 30th of September 2013. Good Luck!


Giveaway! SafeGuard Stealth Body Armor

SafeGuard Body armor is giving away another set of their Stealth™ Body Armor to their Facebook fans. The giveaway starts today and runs through the 14th of August. The Stealth™ armor features:

  • 100% DuPont™ Kevlar® Armor Panels
  • CoolMAX® Outer Vest Carrier
  • NIJ Level II Ballistic Protection
  • KR1 Stab & Spike Protection
  • Overall Weight = ~2.5 kg (Depending On Size)

This is a great opportunity to add to your preps! For an inside look at the SafeGuard Stealth™, check out the review I did.

To enter the contest:

  1. Go to SafeGuard Armor’s Facebook Page.
  2. Share the Stealth™ Giveaway post.
  3. Like their page.

The winner will be selected at random.

Closing Date: August 14, 2013 Good Luck!

Stealth Body Armor

Surviving The Ultimate Doomsday War

In the cataclysmic events of the end of the world, even the average civilian would want to keep him or herself thoroughly protected from the intense danger. It’s not just about arming yourself with a weapon, but it’s also important to have efficient body armor for defense. There are plenty of things to consider when trying to find the appropriate body armor for you.

The Highest Level of Protection

Being that there are different classes of bullet proof vests, and the lower classes of vests don’t protect against the stronger threats that could be out there, it’s important to get the highest class that’s available to you. Not all bullet proof vest manufacturers will indicate what class their vests are, so it’s important to make sure that it is clearly indicated before you purchase.

In a doomsday war, there is definitely going to be extreme threats that are all around. It’s paramount to keep the head protected in these conditions. A ballistic helmet would be most suitable for this. These helmets are capable of repelling some powerful gunfire, and they come in several different sizes and styles to fit the taste of any wearer.

In the U.S., the best body armor complies with the standards of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ). If it does not, then it’s not a good choice to purchase.

Armor for Civilians

Unless you are someone with special connections of some sort, you won’t be able to get the same body armor that law enforcement and military personnel have. The armor that a regular person can buy is limited, but there is still a nice selection to choose from. My friends at SafeGuard Clothing offer a range of civilian body armors online so don’t panic, we can protect ourselves as well. It’s illegal to have some types of body armor in some jurisdictions, but it wouldn’t matter much with the end of the world approaching. If you are concerned with compliance of the law, check with your local jurisdictions.

Protection for the Kids and Pets

It doesn’t have to stop with the protection of the adults in the apocalypse, there is also body armor available for the beloved kids and pets as well. This armor is made of the same material and is just as capable as the armor that’s made for adults.

For the kids, body armor can come in an assortment of styles and sizes. There are even stylish backpacks for kids that are bullet resistant. As for the pets, body armor is designed for the larger breeds of dog. Law enforcement canines are commonly outfitted with bullet resistant armor, and the same is available for your pets.

The Safest Precautions

To survive the Ultimate Doomsday War, the best thing to do would be to find sufficient shelter. It’s important to know that body armor does not make someone invincible, although it does provide solid protection for the wearer. The best thing to do would be to stay sheltered and avoid the outside danger.