From Lori F: What ideas for a bug-out place do you have for someone who has no family or other land to run to? Should I go deep into forest and camp or what?
Answer: I would recommend camping in a nearby national park or somewhere in the woods. However, there are two things you need to take into consideration which are, is it a busy camping season? And will the disaster that forced you to leave reach the campground? Camping is a good solution for a short-term bug out scenario.
From Gary T: This would be a great workshop but I have work that won’t let me make either of the dates. Are any dates set beyond these two for the AR-15 build class?
Answer: Currently, the AR-15 build classes for 2017 are April 8-9 and Sept 15-16. For full details about the Underground AR-15 course, click here.
From Ron I: I am a relatively new member and enjoy your email information… I am trying to secure in a faraday box items that would require replacement if an EMP would occur. Can you give suggestions or resources for this type of information?
Answer: It’s hard to say exactly which items would survive and which ones would definitely be ruined. The exact location of a device when an EMP hits can make a difference in whether it’s affected or not. With that being said, most small portable electronics will be damaged. The truth is, anything you read that claims specific items will be damaged is really just giving suggestions on what is most likely to occur. So, put anything important in the Faraday box.
From Wayne R: Thank you so much for your quick and positive response to my request. It’s been a pleasure working with you. Customer service as you’ve provided is something of a rarity these days and it’s truly appreciated.
Answer: We always strive to make sure our customers are 100% satisfied. If there’s ever anything we can help with feel free to reach out to us.
From M.H. D: I’ve been warned by knowing people here in Ohio that if you pull a concealed knife out to defend yourself, that’s illegal. Wonder how many other states have the same law?
Answer: Most laws regarding knives are similar to gun laws. What I mean is, you can’t pull a gun out and point it at someone and the same would go for pulling a knife on someone. With that being said, if you are in fear for your life and pull out a knife to defend yourself, I don’t think there would be any legal issue as long as you were justified to do so. Since I’m not a lawyer, I would recommend contacting an attorney in your state who could explain the specific knife laws where you live.
From Joshua H: I cannot find where you recommended the best guns to keep in one’s house, would you please resend this information or tell me where I can find it in your previous emails?
Answer: Most importantly, you should choose a gun that you are comfortable using and one you have trained with. I personally like handguns for home defense because they allow you to easily clear a house. Some of the guns I use are a Smith & Wesson M&P, and a Glock 19. If you were interested in a shotgun I would recommend the Remington 870. Another option to consider is an AR-15, but just like shotguns, make sure you have a flashlight mounted on the gun.
From Jim P: I am a regular subscriber and appreciate all you have done. Your knowledge and products are excellent. I mentioned this before but another item to be kept in a bug-out bag is a paperback version of your book ” Spy Secrets that can Save your Life…”
Answer: Thank you for your suggestion. I am clearly biased, but I agree the information in the book could really make a difference. Click here to receive a free copy of my book Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life.
From Conrad G: You make some interesting presentations and points, however, one formidable, up close and personal self-defense tool seems to have been overlooked… the Blackthorn cane… Mine’s been with me on commercial flights, in courtrooms, and before I got married, with me in more than a few bars. No police officers baton can match it. Yes, I can affect a limp as necessary…
Answer: You bring up a great tool that can blend in easily in many places. I personally don’t carry a cane but I can understand how many people would feel more comfortable with one. More importantly, if you have a limp or really need a cane this is something I would absolutely consider using for self-defense.
From Tom H: You mentioned a propane generator. I’ve been stocking up on small bottles of propane, a little at a time. Is there a brand of propane generator you could recommend?
Answer: The exact propane generator that I own is the “Sportsman 7,000-Watt Propane Gas Electric Start Portable Generator.” This generator cost me around $700 at Home Depot. I wanted to get a portable generator that way I can use it at my training facility, Spy Ranch, and also while camping.