A few weeks ago, I purchased this particular Ruger 10/22 for my collection. As of today, I haven’t had a chance to shoot mine but have had my eye on one of these for a long time.

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For many of us, the Ruger 10/22 was the first rifle we ever shot because it has been around for the past fifty years and has proven to be very popular. It is easy to shoot and comes in a variety of different versions. Plus, like the AR-15, there are all manner of accessories that can be added to it. In the near future, I plan on adding a scope to it since it has Picatinny Rail built-in already. The plan is to practice a lot on this particular gun in order to sharpen my rifle skills. There will be more posts on this subject later so stay tuned…

Not long ago, a friend of mine recommended a blog that focused on the specific needs of apartment-dwellers. Apartment Prepper is a helpful prepping blog that covers many of the basics of preparing for emergencies. Don’t let the title fool you either, many of the practices and principles mentioned on this blog are applicable to single-family domiciles as well. What I really like about Apartment Prepper is the primary writer for it, Bonnie Carr, is a normal person who is less concerned about TEOTWAWKI than more practical and likely events. This makes her blog more readable and understandable to regular civilians, which is why I enjoy reading it.

Bonnie also wrote the Preppers Pocket Guide, which I reviewed a while ago in this post. That book is a great starting point if you are new to prepping so I highly recommend it. You can click on the image below to order your copy today.

There is lots of good information on the site and her Twitter feed is worth following too. So do what I did and add Apartment Prepper to your reading list.

Even new garage doors have inherent vulnerabilities which make them susceptible to thieves. One of these is the emergency release, which allows the door to be disconnected from the garage door opener. As you can see in this video, it doesn’t take long to break into a garage.

The good news is you can mitigate this threat and it will only cost you a few minutes and around $20.

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Most burglars break into a house via a door (56%), so it is important to make these entry points more resilient to forced entry. According to the FBI, over 1.5 million burglary attempts were made on residential structures in 2010. It makes sense to protect your home against this type of crime, one way to do this is by installing Door Armor.

Besides this; I also installed a new fiberglass door, lock hardware, and a single-side deadbolt to my front door. This has made my home more resistant to forced entry and a less-appealing target for a would-be thief. I strongly recommend that you install Door Armor on all your entryways in order to reduce your changes of being a victim of crime. For less than $80 a door, your home can have a superior level of safety and protection. Click here to order, you will glad you did!

One technology threat that is becoming more evident this year is ransom ware. This is a particular type of malware that holds computers and data hostage until a ransom is paid. It has become a popular way of hackers to monetize cyber crime, which is why such incidents are on the rise. For regular computer users, the costs of ransom ware usually runs into the hundreds of dollars and/or the loss of data. For critical infrastructure though, the costs are much higher.

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