Episode-489- Security During a Break Down – Lessons from “The Colony” on Discovery

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 secruity 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 milisecond.

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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9 Responses to Episode-489- Security During a Break Down – Lessons from “The Colony” on Discovery

  1. Thanks for that excellent and comprehensive coverage of security and survival.

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  3. I can’t think of anything you didn’t cover. An absolutely brilliant presentation! It genuinely deserves to go ‘viral’ in the ‘survival/sustainable’ community…and beyond. I’ll definitely do whatever I can to help make that happen.

  4. Wow, Jack… I was home sick today and watched the entire first season (first time watching it). I decided to check my email and saw the show posting. Talk about timely!! =-o

  5. Excellent coverage of this highly important topic!! At some point I hope that you will cover the usefulness of elementary intelligence/counter intelligence as well. Really pleased with today’s show!

  6. Foxy Huntress

    I like the dark screens idea, can I buy them @ lowes?
    Great ideas on this show! My food is not all in one place…scattered thru-out..use the car also.

  7. Modern Survival

    @Foxy yea but the issue is forming them to your screen frames. There is a tool to do it with buy you may want to try it with a spare frame and a bit of material first before you commit. We paid a company to do it and they did it quick and right.

  8. Enough about the FB contest already. This is the second episode that I had to sit through your whining about some stupid contest using a technology, that if TSHTF, won’t even be around, so who cares?

  9. Modern Survival

    @CJHames the function you are looking for is fast forward.