It is clear from the news and casual observation that the American population is under siege from a variety of 2 legged pathogens. Criminality is rising to levels not seen in decades as the social rot and decay of a faltering post-industrial, post-hegemony America comes to collect the bill.
One can scarcely turn on the news without listening to some new horror. Rapes on the rise on the DC Metro... Chicago denizens shooting and killing one another as if they were competing for top honors in a combat zone... a slow, oozing tide of gang and drug fuelled madness that corrodes our very soul.
What I provide you here is under fair use and will hopefully highlight this fascinating tome - perhaps even get it back into print! I recommend the rest of the work to you for its treatment of security related topics. It may seem a tad dated in spots and of low production value (looks like roughly copied Elite font, with hand drawn diagrams), but the fundamentals never change. If you can find a copy, I recommend you buy it. Below I present you the content of page 11-14 from that book, verbatim with my commentary in red. For a number of reasons, some advice that was feasible circa 1980 just is not reasonable today or even legal. You are an adult and can read your local, state and federal laws/regulations and so forth. Stay legal, within the boundaries of your specific jurisdiction, you really do not need that hassle.
NEVER leave an unbarred window open. Preferably you'd never leave a window open at all. It may amaze you, but criminals will go through any opening. Even above the ground floor. A fitted length of 1"x 2" in the window frame will prevent a lot of attempts.
NEVER have important mail sent to your home. Use a P.O. Box or a remail service to your P.O. Box. Identity theft is rampant. Don't make it easy for the thieves who have been known to shadow postal delivery trucks to steal likely looking envelopes and packages before you get home.
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NEVER rely on someone else to do anything correctly or on time.
Given modern America's capitulation to the mediocre and acceptance of the substandard, be ever vigilant, and if practical, do it yourself.
This goes without saying. Acta non Verba, indeed!
If you are not safe in our own home, then we truly are in dark times as a people. Additional equipment, like firearms or animals like large dogs are really the next level of consideration and differ from this in that the list is a behavioral checklist that manage your risk lower. However you go about managing your risks, do it from a clear head and without emotion. Stay alert and stay safe out there.
Complacency on these points will eventually catch up to you or a loved one and it is never too early to train the kids in these points.
When Bugging Out is not an option: Strengthening Security to Stay in place.
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