Archive for December, 2014

Trip wire pot flares

Posted: December 18, 2014 in Survival
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One of the best, non lethal, first line defenses against an intruder, is the humble Pot flare set off via a trip wire.

During my military training we were shown extensively how to use them and how effective they can be, at night and even during the day.

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Watch “Makooka” on YouTube

Posted: December 10, 2014 in Survival

Makooka: http://youtu.be/jCX8c5z7PWw


I’m going to try very hard not to complain or rant…

Preparing for planned power outages over the last few years has meant I have bought a generator, and many smaller solar powered security devices, and the discussions at the office have lead to load shedding almost exclusively in the last few weeks…

lets face it , it sucks, and shouldn’t be necessary with some planning on the part of the publicly owned power providers, many guys are looking at solar,  inadvertent side effects of load shedding is that many are looking to go off grid now .and that’s good for business if you sell that sort of thing and its better for the planet ( well sort of ).
For private use, going off the grid, is actually quite easy, point solutions actually rain supreme, when it comes to cost, and scaling up. a bit of good planning goes a long way. (more…)