Episode-899- Security During a Break Down – (TSP Classic Orginally Episode 489)

When I first ran this episode in August of 2010 my good friend Bryan Black from ITS Tactical stated, “This is likely the most important thing on security you have ever done.”

We are going to look at a bit of a darker subject today. We are going to discuss security and not security on a day to day basis against say robbers, thugs and general low life. We are going to discuss security and security planning for large scale and long term break downs.

Today’s show was prompted by Episodes 1 and 2 of season two of Discovery Channel’s show “The Colony”. I have watch thus far in disbelief at how little attention the people on that show have paid to security and how little they understand the threat and honestly survival as a whole.

Today’s show won’t be totally based on The Colony, it will simply use it as a jumping off point so even if you haven’t or don’t plan on watching it today’s show should be a good one for you. Security is one of the five primary components of survival and the one that is most overlooked, often not an issue but the one that when needed can get you killed in a millisecond.

Join me today as we discuss…

  • The five primary components of survival
    • Food
    • Water
    • Shelter
    • Fire
    • Security
  • Understanding the threat to your safety
  • Consideration about where you “make your stand”
  • Six methods of attack mitigation
    • Appease
    • Impede
    • Repel
    • Evade
    • Misdirect
    • Terminate
  • Identifying the weak spots
  • The lesson of 300 – Funnel an enemy to counter large numbers
  • How and why guns change the entire equation on both sides
  • The importance and difference between security “protocols” and “procedures”
  • Splitting up resources – no central storage points
  • Developing and deploying decoy resources
  • Developing timberlines and evac plans

Resources for today’s show…

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10 Responses to Episode-899- Security During a Break Down – (TSP Classic Orginally Episode 489)

  1. It’s funny you use “The Colony” as your example. I sat there thinking the same thing while watching it. Especially in season 2. They pick like the worst building to hold up in. And then go days without securing it. But then it occurred to me that we really don’t know how much the producers influence their decisions. Or how editing manipulates the events. The group’s priorities in both season are so skewed that I would hope people aren’t that stupid. But perhaps the saying is correct, “A person is smart! People are dumb!”

  2. Lysle heap

    This was a good episode for me. We haves stored supplies for many years, building and learning as we go along. I enjoyed hearing some interesting ideas, like appeasing our neighbors; always good to keep them on your side. I loved the idea of breaking up supplies when the time comes. Don’t all your eggs in the same basket approach. Another good idea I learned today is camouflage your storage. Now I know what to do with the kitty litter when our cat is done. I’ll put it in cans and seal them up. I tested a can andbit sounds like rice! What a nice surprise.
    Thanks for all your good advice. Keep up the good work.

  3. I’m relatively new to this podcast and have no military background. This is the single best episode I’ve heard. Fantastic!

  4. TrekFanDan

    Welcome BBQ ,
    (…Great, …now I’m hungry.)

    I agree, this was a really good episode.
    And Ep. 490 is great as well. (Kind of a part 2 of this one)

    If you use the search feature, you’ll find hundreds of hours of great information on pretty much whatever topic you’re interested in.

  5. TrekFanDan

    Hey Jack,

    If you happen to peek in here, you should check out the BBC mini series “Survivors” (2008 .)
    It’s a pretty good “dry run” learning tool, … a similar pandemic scenario as “The Colony”.
    That’s the way I view these type of shows, keep what I can use, and discard their mistakes.
    Occasionally I’ll get some good ideas that I hadn’t considered before.

    Another one is “Jeremiah” same scenario- with an interesting twist (2002)- (TV MA warning- not for the kids)

  6. Wonderful pick jack, great material to freshen up

  7. Hey Jack… “apeasement” is NOT a solution from my viewpoint. IF you give an unprepared person (and I’m NOT a cruel heartless bastard) they will simply come back for more – they did not and will not (perhaps cannot) comprehend the notion of taking care of themselves. This is a basic social problem in this country – lack of responsiblity – were they responsible they would have prepared as the rest of us have done. Just reality not me being the bad guy – any supplies I might give someone would be taking away from my family & I. that is verboten!

  8. White.Buffalo - Doug

    I have to agree with the initial assessment from Bryan – “the most important = issue” … the best set up with out effective and pro-active security is worthless. Jack = thanks for all you do – keep-on-keeping-on !!!!!!!! there ARE many-many of us listening and applying what you share .