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The Ready Pack Plus by Contingency Medical.

Get your kit HERE

I recently discovered Contingency Medical while exploring options for back-up medical supply options during travel scenarios, disasters or emergencies. The difficulty I discovered was that most of the medications one would need during a disaster would require a prescription or worse, not be available due to the local or regional public health systems being overwhelmed. The solution, simply, is to secure a supply of quality, effective and affordable to pre-position in case of emergency. During emergencies and disasters, community is important. So thinking not only of your own welfare, but your ability to be useful and helpful to others as well.

In addition to first aid knowledge and training, having the means to deliver care when medical care is not reliable or available should be a key component of your preparedness plan.

The process to get your pack starts off with a purchase (using promo code tntc10 ) which then initiates forms to be filled out by you for one of the Contingency Medical physicians to review. Upon review and clearance, you get access to follow-up services and support and your order is shipped to you. Part of the deal is that if you have questions or concerns, Contingency Medical provides you with a dedicated line to communicate with their physicians anytime. Their website has several articles and a fulsome FAQ section to address your questions and inquiries.

Your Ready Pack medications come in this handy carry case.

From the Contingency Medical website: “Designed to provide peace of mind on the home front.  This physician curated pack was built to help you prepare for emergencies such as pandemics, natural disasters, and other types of lockdown. It’s meant for at-home use where symptoms are more easily managed.  Each pack comes with health screening and follow up access to a board certified physician for a year after your purchase! Ready Pack Plus includes add-on medicines to help battle symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea.  It has all the protection of the Ready Pack, with the additional medicines to keep you comfortable while you explore or recover.”

The Ready Pack Plus opened up with it's contents.
The Ready Pack Plus opened up with it’s contents, and includes a guide to each of the included medications, speaking to how and under what circumstances to use what medication, along with possible conflicts and dosages.

Get your kit HERE

Contingency Medical was formed by a passionate group of doctors, outdoor enthusiasts, preppers, road warriors, and international travelers who recognized a need for improved access to healthcare in emergency situations. 

About Contingency Medical from their website:

The Contingency Medical Packs are our solution. The idea stemmed from one of the company’s founding members, an emergency physician and graduate of Stanford Medicine with decades of experience in the field. He has intimate familiarity with the most common ailments faced and has recommended a great blend of antibiotics best to treat those ailments. His knowledge formed the foundation for our packs. 

The packs were designed to address the question – “What would an emergency physician keep on hand at all times – both for longer term emergencies and for emergencies on-the-go?” Based on this question, the Ready Pack, Go Pack and Ready Pack+ were born.

Get your kit HERE and be sure to use promo code TNTC10 to save on your first kit! Make sure you’re prepared with physician-curated medicines for travel, preparedness and emergencies.

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Thrive Unafraid Podcast

I was very fortunate and honoured to be asked to be a guest on the Thrive Unafraid Podcast with Kelly Sayre (@thediamondarrowgroup) and Doug Patteson (@texasspydad).


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From the description:

Doug and I were thrilled to invite an “IG buddy”, fellow true northerner, and disaster preparedness expert Boris Milinkovich on the show.  This episode is chock full of advice on how to take baby steps now to positively change the outcome of any future disaster, major or minor, that you may experience.  

Boris shares expertise on how to not only survive, but THRIVE through unexpected emergencies.  His Disaster Preparedness Guide has helped thousands of individuals and families build a buffer of safety and security in the face of a disaster situation before it happens.  In this episode, Boris spills the beans on the foundation of his teachings. 

Don’t miss out on advice on:

  • How to prepare for any emergency situation starting today
  • How to develop a ‘calm under pressure’ mindset to emergencies
  • How to develop a disaster preparedness plan for various potential situations
  • What types of plans you might need depending on your lifestyle and responsibilities
  • What some people get wrong about emergency preparedness
  • and so much more!

Check out the full podcast HERE.

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The Importance of Foot Care in Disasters and a Tour of JB Fields’ Sock Factory in Toronto.

A common question asked of me when discussing preparedness as a topic, is “what are important things to carry” or “what stuff should I prepare for a disaster”?

As an addition to my previous posts on Preparedness (see HERE) one often-overlooked or not thought-about part is how important one’s feet are in the overall picture of being prepared for a disaster.

One of the most important aspects of preparedness is mobility. Oftentimes, the best way to avoid a bad situation (especially if you have advance warning of it) is to not be there. However, there will be times when there is little or no warning and staying put then changes to moving out. Relying on a vehicle to get you where you need to go is convenient, but may not always get you all the way there. Vehicle breakdowns, blocked roads, extreme weather – all can contribute to the need to transition to a moving on foot. At that point, you are ultimately going to have to rely on your own feet and their ability to get you through.

Be sure to include at least one spare pair of quality socks into every kit and bag you have. If you have a family of four you need to plan for, the same applies. Buy a good pair of hiking socks which will provide cushion, wick moisture away, insulate, breathe and wash/dry easily for all members of your group. If you need to transition from mounted (in a vehicle) to dismounted (on-foot) to cover distance and terrain to your destination, being able to change your cocksure both supportive of foot care and help boost morale. There is a wonderful feeling one has when you are cold, wet, sore and exhausted but you change your socks for a dry, clean pair. OH! It makes a world of difference. Just ask anyone who’s done a lot of hiking or been in the military. Dry, clean socks are game-changers.

In addition to the above, invest in the best footwear you can – solidly built, broken-in and in good repair. Depending on the profile and expected terrain you may be traversing, you may be looking for something more suited to the wet and cold of the outdoors or the roughness of the urban environment. Either way, research what works for you and get something you can rely on. You should also consider packing some Advil, Moleskin and duct tape. And an extra pair of laces (made from 550 paracord wouldn’t hurt you either).

I recently had the opportunity to have a behind-the-scenes look at the making of some of my favourite socks, right here in Toronto! J.B. Fields makes an array of high-quality socks from premium materials. Living in a colder region, I have been partial to their Icelandic wool socks and hikers for their incredible warmth and versatility for some years now.

Full disclosure: I am NOT being paid for this endorsement nor have I been furnished with any consideration, I just really like their socks AND I like that they are an old, Canadian-based company making a quality product at an affordable price.

I reached out to JB Fields and connected with Sid, one of their employees, and set up a meet to go in and pick up some end-of-season deals at their factory store. Sid graciously offered to show me their factory and how the socks are made, along with the features that make them the quality they are. (SEE PHOTOS AT END OF POST)

There are three styles which I really love:

  1. the Merino Wool Weekender: 96% Merino wool. VERY comfortable but not very resilient, so don’t get them for hiking of boot socks. But casual wear for comfort, yes!
  2. The Medium Hiker: 74% merino and both tough and comfortable.
  3. Icelandic Wool Sock: for warmth when you really want it.

Regardless if you go with JB Fields or other great sock manufacturers (such as Darn Tough or Smart Wool are both VERY good choices), just be sure to invest in a quality sock for supporting your mobility in an emergency for your preparations.

Having appropriate footwear (boots, or shoes), keeping your feet in good health (clean, dry, free of infection/fungus, nails trimmed, space to breathe in shoes, etc) and investing in quality socks will be a key foundational piece to build upon. Getting blisters, frostbite or other foot injuries can be crippling very quickly and ground you, thereby taking away your potion to move from a bad situation. Movement and mobility are life-giving and without hem, you are at the mercy of circumstance and other parties. Stay capable, maintain the capacity for mobility and invest in preparations BEFORE you need them.

Till next time, stay safe and #staycrafty!

Front doors to the factory and shop.
A few facts about this old, Canadian company and their socks.
A selection of their fine Icelandic wool socks. So warm!
Unfinished socks prior to washing and finishing.
Sock-weaving machines and spools of thread ready to go.
These machines require constant attention to maintain up-time.
More spinning machines pumping out socks.
This thing makes a tube of a sock using various types of yarns and colours. Very cool.
Shapeless tube socks being formed into foot-shapes.
Finished product – a very well-made and reliable sock to protect your feet.
I keep a pair in my go-bag at all times. You should too!
Be Prepared. Get your copy today!
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The Way of Tracking: A oft-overlooked skill

The Way of Tracking

The Way of Tracking teaches courses on tracking to allow for those venturing into the outdoors (and that means both wilderness AND urban environments) to be trained in looking for tracks and traces of various kinds which would indicate travel through a given area.

This skill set is of great use to many. This includes: Search and Rescue teams, police, military, hunters, hikers, park and forestry staff, outdoor educators, agricultural workers and so many more.

Kyt Lyn Walken, expert tracker, hails from Italy but she delivers training all over Europe and beyond.

Check out the website HERE for more information and free info.

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Basic Back-up Power Set-up

Simple Preparedness set-up for small spaces or mobile applications.

My small scale & portable power solution for short-term outages. Goal Zero does it well.

A few weeks ago my local area experienced some uncharacteristically high winds and storms. This storm system knocked over trees and hydro poles, causing blackouts for tens of thousands of people across Southern Ontario and beyond. For me, the power outage lasted about 36hrs or so. It was chilly outside but thankfully I have a wood stove, plenty of firewood and enough stored water to get through it all.

The storm snapped hydro poles and trees all over, causing wide-reaching blackouts.

You can read my write-up about that incident and some lessons learned HERE. This post is a follow-up insofar as the requirement for a power backup for such an eventuality.

Through a combination of Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Christmas/Boxing-day/New Years sales Was able to cobble together a bunch of pieces to address short-term/light duty power outages that was both capable, cost-effective and also small enough to be portable (if needed). This set-up would allow for daytime power to a small domestic-size water pump (for drinking water and cooking, toilets, and even shower if needed, based on frugal use), A fridge for a few hours per day to keep foods cold/frozen. For the evenings, basic water pumping and LED lights. This takes into account that a day-long charge via solar panel would recharge the power bank to about 80% to allow for overnight rationed use. During the day one could also charge one’s cell phone to maintain communications and updates.

Running all the pieces through their paces to ensure that everything worked and I knew how to assemble the system.

I spent a day fiddling with the various components, attachments and pieces to ensure that I was able to accomplish what I wanted and that everything worked. This way I knew that everything I would pack away was in working order and I knew how to use it and assemble it – especially considering I would be doing it in the dark (or at least reduced visibility).

Part of my set-up also included several pre-charged battery packs for power resumption for cell phones, laptops and even lights.

All of the various components fit within a plastic “ammo crate” and easily slide away when not needed.

The “ammo crate” with Goal Zero Nomad 50 solar panes (folded) and the Yeti 200x Power Bank on top.

The entire package slips easily in a closet or under a bed, so those folks who have a premium on space (such as condo dwellers) can make this work quite easily for them.

The Power Bank is the Goal Zero Yeti 200x.

The Solar Panel array is the Goal Zero Nomad 50.

The ammo crate is daily low profile and is air-tight, so any accessories are safe inside, easily contained and handy to carry with the ergonomic handles.

Inside, I have the following:

Contents of the “ammo crate” unpacked.

Once everything is folded up and packed away, there is still about 20%% room to spare in the crate (as I will likely update and modify the kit).

All items in the kit nicely packed away.

I put a hefty screw above the window with the most Southern exposure to allow for solar panel effectiveness.It worked well, taking about 5hrs to bring the power bank to 90% charge. The day was partially cloudy, so I have not yet been able to run it through enough use/fill cycles to get a solid feel of its power parameters.

With a Southernly exposure, the solar panel was able to get full deployment while not requiring me to go outside in the cold.

Through this process of identifying a problem, formulating a solution and taking action to resolve it, I have further identified other issues that I could address as time goes on. The reality is that several solutions require either time, money or both. During the wind storm blackout, we didn’t have internet at the house, simply because the power was out. My cell phone, however, was still able to make calls, send texts and access the internet via cellular network. One thing that I would add to my preps (on the horizon) would be one of those APU units for computers so that I would still have internet service and connectivity should I be without grid power but the cellular tower is still operating. A next-level upgrade would be to install an in-line propane-powered generator.

For the most part, I am very happy with this setup. The idea that it is small, powerful, meets the desired goals and objectives while keeping costs relatively low and is adaptable to changing situations makes me happy. I am also fond that the entire kit is small enough to be stored away in even the smallest living space without much fuss. This makes it perfect for urbanites looking for some back-up power solutions (especially in a condo or loft where one is not in control of one’s own utilities).

Till next time, stay safe and #staycrafty.


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Preparedness Dry Run: 36hr Storm Black-out

The other weekend I was out of town at an Undisclosed Location when a harsh late-Fall storm tore through the area. There were extreme weather warnings, due to high winds and lashing rain. This storm resulted in thousands of homes across Southern Ontario being without power. We were not spared. for a little over 36 hours, there was no power to the house. And during it all the wind howled and the rain hammered away.

Though I prep and plan and think about this stuff all the time, I do sometimes require a “gut check” to ensure I am in-line with realities and keep an open mind. I know enough to know that I don’t know enough, and thereby am constantly second-guessing and re-checking things, while looking to improve my methods.

I bring this mentality to these “learning opportunities”, as there is little danger in staying and seeing what happens. Thankfully, the worst that would have happened would have been that I’d have jumped back in the car and driven back home, albeit a bit disappointed in myself. That didn’t happen as we decided to tough it out and see how it went.

When the lights kicked out, first thing was to make everything safe and get some light going. I immediately went to the Emergency bag I keep and set out several glow sticks throughout the house as well as the LED headlamp I keep there. Adding those to a few candles gave enough light to see around and even do mostly everything we needed. As it was already dark outside, the light was essential to keep things safe.

My next concern was heat. I already had the wood stove going, so adding another log added some heat as well las much-appreciated light to the space.

A wood stove is a wonderful piece of equipment to have.

We quickly realized though, that our biggest problem was water. The pump from the well went out with the power and, not having a generator on-hand made things a bit difficult. Only a few litres of bottled water to drink and what was in the toilet tanks and bowls to stay sanitary. This all came to issue quite quickly. Dishes in the dishwasher needing to wash, toilets needing to be used (and flushed), and a slight panic as to where the coffee was going come from in the morning (the danger is real).

Thankfully I had planned for some of these eventualities.

  1. I had several jugs of water stored in the pantry closet. Not enough for a week, but definitely enough to make coffee (and cook with), wash dishes and even refill toilet tanks.
  2. All my cookware is either clad stainless steel or cast iron, so I was able to use the top of the wood stove to boil water and/or cook if needed.
  3. I also stock 3 redundant methods to brew coffee without power (when the machine won’t work) – a Bialetti mokka maker, a french press and a pressure-activated camp espresso maker. Hot water was easily had from the wood stove so all was well.

By morning the power was still out. And with it some further issues: no internet. Though we all still had our phones, there was a concern about how long their batteries would last, especially with the increased use due to “boredom”. I could address this with the battery packs I had in my bag and was able to charge them all. The portable radio I had had somehow not been charged and was dead. Though not a big deal in this situation, I was a bit miffed that I had let that happen.

Likewise, as we slept the fire died down and the house got considerably colder. We had plenty of chopped firewood and I was able to get a roaring fire going again pretty quickly to warm things up. It’s a huge morale booster and well worth the investment if you’re able to incorporate it into your living space (either a wood stove or similar gas appliance).

In the light of day, I was able to assess the damage outside. We were lucky that our roof was good, but we lost a tree in the back. All-in-all, we were lucky. Our neighbours across the way weren’t. Their truck window got smashed by something and they lost several roof shingles and some siding. The other neighbour lost their barn. The wind completely destroyed it. They did, however, have a generator and had power, so after checking on one another we got back to the business of keeping on keeping on.

About early afternoon, my neighbours brought their generator over to our place and offered it to us for running our fridge to keep the food from spoiling. I joked that how funny it would be that by the time we set it up the power would come back. They brought it over in their tractor and we set it up, ran the cord inside and plugged in. As the motor sprang to life all the lights in the house went on. I thought it was weird because the only thing plugged in was the fridge. Yep, that’s exactly what happened – the power came back within seconds of the generator starting up.

We all had a laugh about it and repacked it and they left.

Everything returned to normal pretty quickly, but there were some lessons learned which I will need to incorporate into my set-up to tighten up my game:

  1. Have a more robust, reliable power replacement. I have a Goal Zero Yeti kit, but only just got it and haven’t even unpacked it. So I didn’t have it with me. That sucked. I’ll also be looking into a generator myself, but, as is with most things, these things can cost.
  2. Better networking with my neighbours. I don’t know them all that well but having a readily available hand to lend goes a long way in a time of need.
  3. I don’t own a chainsaw. One thing that would have been very helpful for the fallen tree would have bee na chainsaw or even a buck saw – neither of which I had on-site. Something to think about.
  4. Integration of a manual pump tied into the well system might be an option. Even with power out, if I could have pumped water, it’d have made it easier.
  5. Possibly setting up a UPC for the internet modem – it’d have kept our connectivity alive for a while at least.

Lastly, continuous review and reworking. There is no one-size-fits-all way to plan for this stuff.

Assess you situation. Take stock of your assets and liabilities. Identify what you need to implement. Use the principles of preparedness to address the deficiencies and begin taking steps to fix them.

In the end, a good dry run. Glad it all worked out and that I was able to identify gaps.

If you would like to learn more about principle-based preparedness, you can find our Preparedness Guide HERE.

Till next time, stay safe and #staycrafty!

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The Last Page: Recoil OFFGRID Issue 46

I am very humbled to share that Recoil OFFGRID has allowed me to contribute to their magazine again – this time it was The Last Page: a book review.

The editors suggested that I review the infamous ANARCHIST COOKBOOK, and to furnish my thoughts about it to their readers.

The infamous Anarchist Cookbook

So, if you go to HERE , you can read the entire review.



For those of you who have never heard of it, or ever read it, do give the review a read.

Till next time, stay safe and #staycrafty.

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True North Tradecraft Featured in an Article on Personal Security

We are excited to have been featured in an article 18 Essential Tips for your Everyday Personal Security from PAGUARD.COM.

You can read the article HERE or read the copied article below.

18 Essential Tips for Your Everyday Personal Security

Posted by Leona Rankin August 25, 2021

18 Essential Tips for Your Everyday Personal Security

Your personal safety should always be a priority. There are always risks out there, so what can you do to ensure you are safe wherever you go? We reached out to the experts for the best tips to help you protect yourself.

  1. Be Aware Of Your Environment

“Having an awareness of who and what is around you at all times allows for a better understanding of possible threats and hazards. As an example, put your phone away when walking or driving. These distractions can take your attention away from people or situations which may be emitting danger signals and you will miss them.” (Boris Milinkovich)

  1. Always Have An Escape Plan

“Whenever you are transitioning from one space to another, or are in a building or venue, parking garage, whatever, ensure that you know what to do or where to escape should something (fire, active shooter, assailant) happen. Taking note of exits, cover (to protect against projectiles or vehicles) and items which may aid you (such as fire extinguishers and such).” (Boris Milinkovich)

  1. Believe It Can Happen To You

“There are times when critical seconds elapse in the early stage of an event where people stare in disbelief as it’s happening. Those critical seconds, thinking “this can’t possibly be real” can mean the difference between putting time and distance between you and the threat, or being caught up in it. These things can and do happen, sometimes out of the blue, and very suddenly. If you are mentally prepared to ACT and either defend yourself or (better yet) remove yourself from the situation, you greatly increase your chances of minimizing the harm you may face.” (Boris Milinkovich)

  1. Learn Skills To Protect Yourself

“For many, it is not that they lack the will to take steps to protect themselves and their loved ones, but rather they don’t know what to do. There are several avenues to increase your knowledge and skill level so that you can be a radar for trouble BEFORE it happens (thereby giving you those precious seconds to get away) as well as to protect yourself if things get ‘hands-on’.” (Boris Milinkovich)

  1. Pre-trip Recon

“When going to a new place, take a few minutes to scope out how to get there, alternate routes, nearby landmarks (like highways, hospitals, bodies of water, etc) and look at a map so that you have a clue as to where you are and are not supposed to be. It also helps to stay safe when travelling by taxi and being told “this way is a shortcut”. It usually isn’t. Be informed, stay safe.” (Boris Milinkovich)

  1. Carry

“As Canada is a less-permissive environment for the carriage of weapons for defence, certain items may be legally carried in any jurisdiction which may, if in danger, be used as defensive tools against an assailant. These include a pen (my favourite), preferably metal, a small flashlight, change pouch (with coins), metal water bottle, etc. 

“Having something is better than nothing, but having the will and know-how to use it is of the utmost importance. You mind will be the ultimate tool to keep you safe. Hone it for that purpose until your radar for danger functions in the background but it constantly on.”

Boris Milinkovich (CD, CBCP), has been a security professional for over 20 years,  True North Tradecraft Ltd.

  1. Avoid Deserted Areas

“You should try to walk in populated areas instead of walking in empty streets. You can also travel in groups of two or more. Criminals tend to target alone people instead of a crowd. Also, you should keep someone updated about your whereabouts all the time. If you’re going to be late, you should also inform them. This will help your family to keep track of you. You should also park your car in well lit areas and always check the backseat before getting in your car.”

Jacob Hubbard Editor at TheGoodyPet 

  1. Situational Awareness

“Always be engaged in situational awareness by being attentive to everything around you. To achieve this, don’t walk with both earbuds in your ears while listening to music in the street. It is essential to be attentive to cars, people, or anything approaching you.

“Keep your head up while walking, and don’t text while walking to remain less distracted. With your head held up high, it is hard to be taken by surprise. Also, avoid suspicious or dangerous streets at night and walk with your key when crossing a suspicious neighborhood.” (Harriet Chan)

  1. Travel With The Widows Closed

“When traveling, ensure your car windows are closed to prevent your valuables from being stolen. Always keep your family and friends informed once you decide to travel by sending them a text, a photo, or calling them. If using public transport, be wary of pickpockets and keep your bag as close as possible to you.” (Harriet Chan)

  1. Trust Your Instincts

“Trust your instincts and permanently remove yourself from any tense situations like crossing the road or entering an abandoned building. Turn and go in an opposite direction if you suspect someone is following you or when a stranger offers to give you a ride.”

 Harriet Chan, Co-Founder of CocoFinder

  1. Consider Contactless Digital Payment Options

“Protect yourself from thieves by using a credit card, and look for contactless and digital payment options. Use a credit card over a debit card because they have added protections and keep thieves away from the money in your bank account. Credit card issuers have various protections around their credit cards. As long as you report fraud within a certain time frame, you usually won’t be held liable for any money a thief has stolen. 

“Take advantage of mobile and digital wallets, such as Apple Pay or PayPal. These forms of payment mask your credit card information with a temporary credit card number, a process known as tokenization. Contactless payments are a great way to avoid skimmers at the checkout counter, and reduce the number of things you touch during the pandemic.”

Mason Miranda, Credit Industry Specialist Credit Card Insider

  1. Be Mindful When Walking Out

“Be mindful when walking with headphones. Headphones while walking or running prevents you from hearing what’s going on around you and from being fully aware of your surroundings. Always trust your instincts. If a situation doesn’t feel safe then do not worry about being polite. Trust your judgement and leave immediately.” (Sherry Morgan)

  1. Carry Something For Protection

“Always bring something that can protect you from any attackers. It can be a pepper spray or any tactical gadget that you can use to protect yourself. And make sure that you can easily grasp it whenever a situation occurs. In my case, I have this tactical pen which is also a hand Taser that my father gave me since I often leave my office late.”

Sherry Morgan, Founder Petsolino

“Personal security has been at the centre of every debate in the security sector. Personal safety is being threatened and, at the same time, impacted by inventions in technology. Online security and physical security are issues of concern in this decade. Personal security tips are paramount in ensuring everyone is safe and the environment they live in is safe.” (Miranda Yan)

For Online Security;

  1. For Digital Security; Install Security Suites

“For online security, the installation of security suites is the most trending security tip for personal security over the Internet. Being alert of phishing scams that are usually through electronic mails is crucial. These phishing scams trick users of electronic mails into disclosing their personal information, which they can use to lure them or, to an extent, obtain information on their Visa cards which they can use to steal from them.” (Miranda Yan)

For Physical Security;

  1. For Women: Learn Self-Defense, Safety in Numbers

“Women ought to learn self-defense tactics to enable them to defend themselves in case of any confrontation with other people. They should ensure to walk with their buddies in streets they suspect to be dangerous so as to avoid being clobbered by street culprits. When women are walking in the streets they should avoid distractions that in many instances may be caused by people with bad intentions.” (Miranda Yan)

  1. For Men: Keep Right Posture, Stamina, Go With Friends

“Men are more likely to be attacked as compared to women. Men should keep the right posture, keep strong stamina and have the ability to control tension. This is vital for men’s personal safety. Men should know their friends whom they go out to party with in case of a drinking spree. This enables them to avoid being attacked if they are over drunk.” (Miranda Yan)

  1. For Buildings: Digital Access Control

“Usage Access controls with digital components are practical for physical security. This will control the accessibility of vital installations and buildings. Access control prevents theft and even terrorism activities to a larger extent. Surveillance systems like the close circuit television surveillance systems, which use microscopic gadgets, are in use in this Century to contribute towards physical security hence personal security.”

  1. For Children: Don’t Interact With Strangers

“Children while having outdoor games should be careful with what type of children they play with. Some children may be used by culprits to lure innocent children into harm’s way. Children should not entertain strangers at any instance. Parents should install secure entry controls in their homes to help protect their children from any possible harm.”

Miranda Yan, Co-Founder of VinPit

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New Tee-Spring Shop Now Open!

New shop for apparel and some other branded goods:

We have decided to move forward with apparel and other branded goods to be available to you, our supporters, in a much more convenient way. This allows us to focus more on content development and specialized product development through our own site.

We hope you enjoy it and will continue to do our very best to bring you top-tier gear.

Stay safe & Stay Crafty!

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Featured in an online Zolo Article on Home Security!

A few weeks ago I had an enquiry made of me regarding various tidbits to increase your security at home or while travelling. I mentioned many things but apparently mentioning the “fork-lock” was the one they held on to.

Can’t complain. It’s a good trick in a pinch and works pretty well.

You can read the entire article on Zolo HERE.

Till next time, Stay Safe & Stay Crafty.