Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Ideal Air Rifle for Survival (PCP with built-in Pump)


Sunday, September 15, 2019

Survival Battery: Top 5 SHTF Guns


Friday, September 13, 2019

Relocation: Living near a military base?



Hi, Ferfal—
First, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and experience all these years. I've learned a tremendous amount from you, and it's literally changed my life.
I've just finished reading your book "Bugging Out and Relocating", which is excellent. As I was reading about U.S. states for relocation, I had a question: You recommend Nebraska, and mention specifically Bellevue and Papillion, two towns near Omaha. I grew up in a town just outside Omaha (not either of those), and as a child we were always told that having the Strategic Air Command (SAC) headquarters in Bellevue meant that we were a prime target for nuclear attack. Although SAC has been reorganized since then, I wonder if living near a military installation would be safer, or less safe? Is the proximity of a military base something people should consider when choosing a place for relocation?
Thank you for considering my question.
Sincerely yours,
-Bronco

Hello Bronco, thank you for your kind words.
About Nebraska I wrote:
“Nebraska ranks very well in important categories such as quality of life, cost of living and good economy. Papillion and Bellevue have low crime, affordable property prices, good healthcare and are just 15 minutes away from Omaha.”
The first thing to note is that if Omaha was a bad place to live in, Warren Buffett wouldn’t live there. :-)
I think that you have several advantages in the places I mentioned, especially the cost of living/quality of living and safety ratio.
As for the military bases, I know that some people don’t like the idea of being close them and worry about these being targeted during war. Let’s be honest though, how likely is such a thing to happen? How many bases are there across USA? As unlikely a nuclear war is, how likely is your specific base to be targeted, compared to larger coastal cities? But more important than all of this, how much of a concern and priority is nuclear war or US being invaded by a foreign force compared to all the other very real variables, far more probable scenarios or statistics and facts that are guaranteed to affect your quality of life every day?
Having a military base near has its pro and cons. I’d actually would be concerned more about the noise of jets flying by in the case of air bases and how much of a bother that may be. I usually get along well with military folks, usually I find the more like-minded than the average person.

 

 

  

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Every Day Carry: Footwear for Preppers


My best knives.... (and the knives I actually use)

I recently posted a pic of some of my knives.

A couple facones I don’t use, a big old knife I did use for some time.  A Glock knife, the one I broke the tip and fixed. There’s a few Busse knives and some I have used quite a bit and keep as my serious survival knife when going on trips. But they don’t really get used/abused around the house and a good friend of mine pointed out that those knives didn’t look used.
He’s right! The ones I use far more are these.
These are some of the ones I pick to beat around the house, cut wood for the fireplace or any other DIY I need a knife for.

The machete I cut the tip out of a Tramontina and made the handle. The small knife with a wooden grip I forged myself.

-FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Monday, September 9, 2019

My EDC (Every Day Carry) Setup: Pocket and EDC Bag


People, I finally set up the Modern Survivalist Amazon Store. Most of the stuff shown in the video (and often mentioned in posts) is available there. Just click on the EDC menu and you'll see the gear or compatible alternatives for the stuff that has been discontinued.

-FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Using a Belt as a Self-Defense Weapon


Monday, September 2, 2019

Hurricane Dorian Heads for the East Coast

Powerful Hurricane Dorian's slow pace hampers Bahamas rescue efforts; at least 5 dead

Powerful Hurricane Dorian's slow pace hampers Bahamas rescue efforts; at least 5 dead

Hurricane Dorian just ripped through Bahamas and is heading to Florida. It seems that it will stay a bit east and not touch land but still be careful.
I hope everyone there is prepared.
Hurry those last minute preps and hold tight folks.
Stay safe and good luck!
-FerFAL
Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Top 5 Mistakes Preppers and Survivalists Make


Monday, August 26, 2019

63 year old man stabs 220 pound mountain lion to death while falling off a cliff.


“I wasn’t scared” said Vicente Navarrete, from Rio Negro, Argentina. “It was him or me”.

After stabbing the puma with his knife a few times to save his dog Pico, Vicente improvised a spear and went after the big cat, chased it to a cave. He stabbed the wild animal and hit it with his iron boleadoras (bolas). The animal went down but as VIcente got closer it jumped back up and attacked him. As he kept fighting the animal they both fell off a cliff. Vicente was severely wounded, bleeding in several places and his wrist was broken where the mountain lion bit him.

When the puma final bled out, he asked the animal “are you dead yet?”. Then proceeded to apply a tourniquet using his boleadoras. About 10 hours later he was finally found and rescued.

This is the picture the rescue crew took of Vicente, holding his knife. That's a big, well used knife people! No 3" wood carving neck knife? Obviously he knows nothing about bushcrafting and real survival. Some youtube expert needs to explain to this man that you dont need a big Rambo knife for real survival tasks such as making feather sticks and carving fancy bowls and spoons. 


And the dead puma.
El puma que mató el baqueano Navarrete.

That’s one tough 63 year old folks. Vicente said he usually carries a gun but this time he went to check things out without it.
It’s always the day you leave your tools behind that you end up needing them.

FerFAL
Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” available in Amazon!

Friday, August 23, 2019

Failed kidnapping attempt: Preparing one's Children to Defend Themselves

Hi Ferfal,
This last Saturday, my nine year old daughter decided to go for a run around the neighborhood. (We have lived here for three years and know all of our neighbors.) My wife and I allowed her to go as we believe as parents it is in the interests of our children for them to learn to be independent with guidance. We asked her to take some pepper spray with her, which she thankfully did. We have talked and practiced various safety drills, including against kidnappers.
While my daughter was rounding a corner, a man (stranger) came out of the tree line and grabbed her, pinning her arms down and covering her mouth. He began to drag her back to the trees. My daughter could not move her hands, but she immediately went to other options. She struggled without stopping. He turned her around to carry her over his shoulder, and when he did so, she kicked him in the knee, forcing him to partially drop her. She then freed her hand and sprayed him full in the face and ran away by a different route, and right by some neighbors who were blowing leaves.
We know this situation could have ended differently, but thanks to our practice and preparation, our daughter is with us and unharmed. She does not appear traumatized, in part, I believe, because she knew what to do and was confident in herself. She was able to keep her head and act.
Thank you for sharing your experiences with us! It is because of you and your first book that we had the spray and the idea to train our family. Your information saves lives! I hope this information can encourage/remind other parents. Thank you!
God bless!
SW
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Hello SW,
I’m so glad your daughter is safe, please send her my regards and tell her she did great!
Unfortunately these things happen more often than people assume and all we can do is prepare as well as we can.
We had another child a bit over a year ago and when my wife takes him to the park she keeps a can of Sabre Red in the stroller, both for two-legged predators but also in case of a dog attack. We sometimes focus a bit too much on guns and knives yet a can of pepper spray can be even more of a lifesaver, most of all because it can be there when you need it.
A concealed gun is great no doubt but for children, or for places or specific locations where it is not allowed OC spray can make all the difference.
What can I say, your email just made my day, knowing that I somehow played a bit of a role in keeping your child safe. Thank you!
Specifically on the topic of self-defense, I can’t emphasize enough how important OC spray is. Not only does my wife carry it in the stroller, she’s been carrying one for years in her purse. I keep one in my car’s glove compartment and there’s another big can of Sabre Red next to the house’s door in case anyone needs it. The kids know its there as well, out of sight but within easy reach just in case some gets violent at the door.
Either get it at a local store or buy it online but do get a couple. This is the size I believe is the most practical, not as small as the tiny oz ones, not as bulky as the larger can I keep by the door:

RED Pepper GEL - Police Strength with Flip Top for Safe


One last thing I’d like to mention is personal alarms. To be honest they’ve always caught my attention but I never carried one. I need to get a couple and try them out (I just ordered them, will review them soon). I do see how they would be great for children and women when attacked by a stronger person trying to submit them. Either attached to the belt loop or a cord around the neck and under the shirt, the last thing a predator wants is to drag a victim with an alarm literally sounding off attached to them. The articles and reviews I’ve seen are very positive s it may be worth considering. A pack of six costs 19.99 in amazon.
KOSIN Safe Sound Personal Alarm, 6 Pack 140DB Personal Security Alarm Keychain with LED Lights, Emergency Safety Alarm for Women, Men, Children, Elderly
Of course, this has to go along with the right attitude and training. Kids learn and follow orders well when correctly motivated. Role play with them, grab them and have them fight back to escape. Practicing with frequency will prepare them much better if they ever need to escape an attacker for real.

FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” available in Amazon!


Wednesday, August 21, 2019

(Video) Killed because of his Wedding Ring


This right here is the reason why we left Argentina.



I was just talking with my wife this morning, about how we miss those get togethers with people just showing up, maybe stopping by a bakery before to grab something to have along with tea, coffee or mate. We’d stay chatting all afternoon and then why not, order a few pizzas, have dinner and stay talking with friends some more up to 2 AM. No music, no booze, just talking with friends over coffee or mate. And just as you’re saying good bye to your friends at 2AM someone says “hey, lets do an asado tomorrow” and before you know it next morning you’re driving to someone’s house or place out in the country, starting a fire and preparing an asado…which extends over to 4PM with some more coffee, tea or mate and the cycle repeats itself. That’s basically every weekend. Just hang out with friends and family.

I don’t think you have that anywhere else, that comfortable informality.

But then you have these events that are also a very real part of what life is like over there. You go pick a couple pizzas for dinner with your friends and you may as well get shot.
In this case it was Adrián Albanese, the owner of the pizza shop.  40 year old, shot in the head, leaving behind a wife and 4 month old son that will never know his father, a son they spent years trying to conceive and it finally happened for them. One day he gets robbed in his store. He gives up the money in the cash register, gives them everything, and just because he couldn’t manage to pull out his wedding ring because he was so nervous he gets shot in the head.

Ask yourself:
Will you be carrying concealed?
Are you sure about that little comfortable pocket gun you like so much?
How many rounds do you want to have for dealing with three very violent attackers?
You’re still going to carry with an empty chamber?
Take care folks.

FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” available in Amazon!

Friday, August 16, 2019

“Street Survival Skills” by Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre


It was nearly 10 PM when the Amazon guy finally showed up with the copies of my new book.
Until you actually see the book yourself, you worry about blank pages, terrible printing mistakes and similar disasters but no, if I may say so myself its a damn fine handsome book! ;-)

Folks, my 3rd book is finally out. It’s available in Amazon:

“Street Survival Skills: Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Modern Survival”

The proof copies where printed in Poland, the retail one was printed in Germany. Both have nice thick paper, classy mate finish cover. The cover looks gorgeous in the physical copy. I used a photo from an old military canvas satchel for the background to give it that “notebook” feeling.

The book is 99% practical skills, with a page with sketches and drawings for each point so as to explain it in greater detail. Yes, those are my drawings. No, I’m not much of an artist but I believe the sketches and drawings do explain what I’m trying to say and that’s the point. (inlcuded below)
Guys, I honestly believe it turned out quite well. It’s the book I’m the most proud of and the one my family liked the most. I believe it goes along well with my first one, explaining many of the techniques mentioned there in greater detail plus another decade of additional experience, tips and thoughts.


If you do buy it and you find that you do like it (you can always return it if you don’t ;-)  ) I would greatly appreciate if you left a review reflecting that in Amazon. Takes just a couple minutes and you wouldn’t believe how much it helps.

I’m pretty tired so I’m going to bed now. Happy but tired. I’ll do a video tomorrow showing how the book looks on the inside.

Take care, and if you buy it let me know what you think about it when you have the chance.

-Fernando

Index

Introduction…………………………………………9

Chapter 1: Survival Basics…………..…..……. 15
Survival Rule of Three……………..……………….16
Seven Circles of Preparedness……………..………..18
Mind and Body…………………..………....…….…20
Bugging Out……………………….………...……...22
Politics and Media…………………………..………24

Chapter 2: Awareness ……………….…....….. 27
Awareness………………………………..…………28
Controlling Emotions and Body Language……….…30
Assessing Surroundings and Resources……….….….32
Suspicious Behavior………………………....………34
Awareness when Indoors…………………....………36
Estimating Distances……………………..…………38
Crowd Estimation……………………………..……40

Chapter 3: Gear…………..………………....… 43
Everyday carry Gear………………………..….……44
Clothing………….…………………….…...….……50
Shemagh, Scarf and Tie………………………..……54
Home Survival Kit………………………………….56
Car Survival Kit…………………………...…….…..58
Firearms………………………………...……….….60

Chapter 4: Security ……………………….…...65
Home Security……………………………….……. 66
Avoiding Scams and Frauds…………….…….…...  70
Formation when Walking……………………..……72
Safety when traveling on Foot……….……………74
Stalkers and Creeps……………….……....……….76
Safety at the ATM………………...………………78

Chapter 5: Firearms and Self-Defense….…. 81
Firearms Safety....…………………....…….…..…. 82
Handgun Grip……………………………...….… 84
How to Hold a Gun……………………...….……86
Point Shooting……………………………………88
How to Draw a Gun………..……………….……90
Drawing from Concealment…….………..……….92
Extreme Close Quarters Shooting ….…….………96
Room Clearing……………………………………98
Moving and Shooting……………………….…..…100
Using Cover……..…………………………….…..102
Gunfight Dynamics……………………..….……..104
What to do after a Shooting………..……….…….108
Ballistics……………………………………….….110
Force Multipliers………………………………….112
Punches and Gunshots: Reality vs Fiction……..….114
Using a Handgun as an Impact Weapon…………..116
Firearms Training…………………………..……..118
Firearms Training Tips……………………………120

Chapter 6: Bare Hand and Knife Fighting…. 125
Bare hand Fighting………………………….…….126
Self-Defense with a Knife……………………...….132
Where to Strike………………………….………...136
How to Defend Against a Knife Attack………..….138
Handgun Disarm Technique………………...…….140

Chapter 7: Improvised Weapons and Armor……… 143
Improvised Body Armor…………....….…….……..…144
Improvised Weapons………………………..…….…..146
Belt as a Weapon……………………………….…..…148
Flashlight as a Weapon………………..…....……….....150
Umbrella as a Weapon…………....................…….……152
Chair as a Weapon…………………………….….…...154
Making a Leather Coin Pouch…………….….………..156

Chapter 8: Defensive Driving………………..…….. 159
Awareness in Vehicles……………………...………….160
Ram a Vehicular Roadblock………………..………….166
How to do a Bootleg Turn and Handbrake Turn ..……168
How to do a J Turn……………………...….…………170
PIT Maneuver…………….………………………...…172
Using a Car against an Armed Attacker…………..……174
Car Ambush……………………………………..…….176
Using a Car for Cover………………………...………..178

Chapter 9: Moving, Barricade and Gaining Entry… 181
Safety Roll……………………………………..………182
Step Vault………………………………..…………….184
Jump Landing………………………………………….186
Dropping……………………………………...……….188
Going Over a Wall………..……………………………190
Lock Picking……………………………………...……192
Door Breaching ……………………….……...………..194
Barricade a Door……………………………….....……198

Chapter 10: Food and Cooking………………..….. 203
Start a Fire…………………………………….………..204
Filtering and Purifying Water………………...…………206
Food Storage……………………….…….……….208
Recipes……………………………………....……210
Make a Can Stove…………………………...…….214
Thermos Cooking and Shopping Cart Grill……..…216

Chapter 11: First Aid and Sanitation……………… 219
First Aid and Home Remedies………………….…220
Fireman's Carry and Walk Assist ………….………226
Ranger Roll ……………………………...…….…..228
Homemade Hand Sanitizer………………..……….230
Washing Clothes……………………………..…….232
Drying Clothes………………………….…………234

Chapter 12: Improvisation and Practical skills…… 237
Power Outages…………………………………….238
Homemade Insecticide……………….……………240
Homemade Body Armor………………..…………242
Knife Sharpening…………………………………..244
Gun Cleaning………………………………………246
Gun & Ammo Modifications………………...……..248
Detecting Counterfeit Money……………...………..250
Detecting Counterfeit Silver Coins………………….252

Reality-Based Preparedness…………………………254

About the author……………………………………255

Bibliography……..……………………….…………256
References ………………………………………….257

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Argentine Crisis 2019: 5 Things People are doing to Prepare


Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Olight Weapon Lights: Valkyrie PL-Mini2 & Baldr PL-2RL


Monday, August 12, 2019

Argentina’s currency and stock crash as Cristina Kirchner looks set for return


Friday, August 9, 2019

Trump Tweets Support For Red Flag Laws: ‘Common Sense Things That Are Good For Everyone’

Trump Tweets Support For Red Flag Laws: ‘Common Sense Things That Are Good For Everyone’

"Serious discussions are taking place between House and Senate leadership."

President Donald Trump speaks to members of the press before departing from the White House on the south lawn before he boards Marine One on August 09, 2019
On Friday, President Trump reiterated his support for "meaningful background checks" when it comes to potentially dangerous people obtaining firearms. He also invited staunch Second Amendment supporters to join him in crafting the necessary legislation.
https://www.dailywire.com/news/50443/trump-tweets-support-red-flag-laws-common-sense-paul-bois
Anyone wants to bet how awful this will be? How many angry ex's, mother in laws, neighbors, coworkers, anyone that a) knows you have guns b) wants to ruin your life.

All they have to do is pick up the phone and say they fear you could be violent/unstable.

Done! Cops will show up and demand that you surrender your guns, and you better comply or else...
This is just a terrible, terrible idea and it will not stop any mass shootings.

FerFAL
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Vietnam War Booby Taps

I came across this website a few days ago, worth visiting. https://www.5rar.asn.au/weapons/boobytraps.htm
Before anything else, there's a good chance doing any of this may be illegal, even in your own property so do check your local laws. Having said that... wow! those guys would come up with some nasty stuff.




Monday, August 5, 2019

The REAL reasons why Mass Shootings happen in America


Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Gauchos vs Animal Rights/Climate change Activists



… and that went as well as you’d expect. :-)
No, no, its not just about the laughs (although I did LOL). There’s a lesson here as well.
Maybe, just maybe, you don’t go crash the largest festival of the year celebrating the rural traditions of a country, trying to impose your animal rights/climate change/ feminist/SJW/antifa nonsense imported from San Francisco?

They sure did get rid of them fast enough.

Maybe hire a few gauchos to help out with the next antifa rally??

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Monday, July 29, 2019

DIY - $30 Glock Knife / Survival Kit Hack


Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Food stockpile: How much food do you really have?


The cheapest insurance money can buy yet you can't live without it. How much food do you have set aside for a rainy day? For how long would you and your family be able to feed yourselves if stores close and trucks stop rolling in with more supplies?

Different organizations recommend different quantities of food to have in case of an emergency, but there’s one trend I’ve noticed over the years: Main stream preparedness and government institutions keep increasing their recommendation. Take note of that.
It used to be that they advised people to have 72hs worth of food. That was pretty standard. Today, that quantity has gone up noticeably.

I just finished my upcoming book “Street Survival Skills” (available soon…) and in it I mention the Red Cross  recommendation of having 2 weeks’ worth of food and two weeks’ worth of water. That’s a gallon per person per day. I honestly doubt most people that consider themselves preppers and survivalists even have that.

Food is still very much cheap and it gets eaten anyway. Its not like +90% of your “just in case” preps.
Go out and spend a couple hundred bucks on food and see how much damage you can do. Real food you cook with not MREs. You’ll be surprised by how much you can put aside for a rainy day.
IF you don’t know where to start, try dry pasta, rice and lentils (or beans if you’re more of a bean type of person).
Take care.

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Friday, July 19, 2019

Must-watch movie for this weekend: “The Survival Family”


Survival Family (2017) available on Netflix? - NetflixReleases

It’s called “The Survival Family (Sabaibaru famirî)”.

Yes, it’s Japanese and you have to read a bit. Nope! Don’t think about the subtitles...  Don’t!
Just watch it and thank me later.

I don’t want to ruin it for you guys because I went into it knowing nothing about it and it made it so much better.
Dont even watch the trailer.
Lets just say it’s the typical SHTF scenario talked about so much, but presented without all the Hollywood carap that we know ruins these type of movies by making them so freaking stupid and predicable, with plastic, unrealistic people that dont do a single thing a normal person would. Like fast food for the brain.
Not this little gem.

No idea if its on Netflix right now, but do yourself a favor, find it and watch it. Drop a comment when you’re done.
Enjoy!

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Colt Python grips, New book and some other thoughts.


Friday, July 12, 2019

Understanding Antifa and what they Stand For


Monday, July 8, 2019

See? This is why you need a fenced perimeter!


This weekened in Merlo, Buenos Aires. A 19 Year old burglar tried to jump the fence and got caught. He cried for help and woke up the home owners.

This kind of thing happens fairly often. Back in the day, in my old neigborhood a couple came back home one night to find a dead burglar hanging from their fence, bled out.

Some time  before that, a tragic story was somewhat similar, but this time the couple came back home to find their own son dead. He forgot his keys, tried to jump into the house and got caught.
Anyway, fences just work. Keep in mind though that they are no joke.

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Friday, July 5, 2019

Living on a 6 US Dollars Salary.... a Month

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July.

Just a reminder of how lucky we are, those of us that dont live under the thumb of a madman like Maduro.

Can you imagine living on 6 bucks a month?.... in a place where thats the price of a burger?
Very interesting video, both to learn a bit of what life is like in these places and to appreciate what we have.


Monday, July 1, 2019

The problem with the “When SHTF” Mentality


Did SHTF for the guy that owns this car, caught in a flash flood? I'd say it did.

This is something I keep seeing all over the community or even during conversations with other like-minded people.

“When SHTF” I’ll do this or that.
“What gun are you planning on carrying … when SHTF?”
“When SHTF, I’ll go to my ranch/homestead/bunker/friend’s house”
These are precisely the people that end up not being ready when it counts because they keep waiting for some kind of invitation, email or notification so as to official know that as of right now, shit has indeed hit the fan:
  Dear Sir, we are contacting you in regards to recent events and would like to inform you that as of right now shit has officially hit the fan. Start wearing full camo throughout the day, board your windows, booby trap your back yard (its ok, kids no longer jump around the back yard playing any more once SHTF) and start carrying your battle rifle everywhere you go. Feel free to shoot that guy down the street you never liked. Its ok, authorities won’t respond again, ever. Go around scavenging stores and houses as you see fit. That’s perfectly acceptable after the world ends. Oh! One more thing. Expect sports illustrated swimsuit models to join your brave group of survivors and idolize you like a god for the preparations you made… for when SHTF.
Good luck and enjoy the end of the world!
It just doesn’t work that way. In places where shit has very much hit the fan there’s people with this mentality. I still see if from people living in true hell holes, places like Venezuela, still talking about what they will do when it gets worse.

Prepare now. Act now. I live in a very safe part of the world, one of the safest countries in Europe where going around for a walk at 3 AM is still perfectly safe. That doesn’t mean bad things don’t happen. Purses get snatched, pockets picked and stuff still gets stolen. A girl getting drunk in a beach party can still end up getting raped. At the end of the day you can get into a violent altercation with someone (especially now during the holyday season). So arm yourself as well as you can now and learn how to defend yourself if you don’t already know how.

Not looking after your health will get you killed SHTF or not, so get that blood test you’ve been postponing NOW, not after SHTF. Put that fire extinguisher in your car now, keep one in your kitchen now. Have a kit in your vehicle now because you can still get stranded on the road.

As rare as home invasions are around here, a while back someone broke into a neighbor’s house. His teen daughter was home alone when it happened. She locked herself in the bathroom. She called her father who was abroad at the time. Whomever broke in tried to force the door open, failed, so they took a few things quickly and left. Teach you family how to defend themselves now.

Believe me that when there’s not a drop of water coming out of the faucet, that’s not the time to go fill up that empty “water bob” you were supposed to fill … when SHTF. Have enough water for a week now. Learn to cook with your food stash now. Store what you eat, eat what you store so if there’s ever riots, lootings, food shortages or if for whatever reason you need to dig into your food supplies there will be no hard learned lesson or adaptation period.

Whatever important change in your life or idea you have on what you would do, do it now. Trust me on this, if you cant pull it off today, you wont when things get worse.

Stop thinking in terms of “when SHTF” and thing of how you will act if things make a serious turn for the worse tomorrow, or right this moment. That’s just life and that’s how real SHTF, the kind that change your life in an instant, hit you when you least expect it.
FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Reply: This is why you should always keep a fire extinguisher in your vehicle.

Hello, Fernando. Would you please tell us what type of fire extinguisher you find the most useful for vehicle? Powder, foam or CO2?
-A
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Man, I had no idea so I went and checked.

Seems like powder, 1kg. I got it from the auto store so I guess it suited for vehicles. Notice the gauge, its on the green part so pressure is fine. That needs to be checked once in a while.

Seems to be rated ABC, so it works for gasoline, oil and electric fires. Seems to be similar to this one, First Alert 1038789 Standard Home Fire Extinguisher.

My car is a diesel Honda CR-V so its not as likely to have a fire like a gasoline car. Still, electronics, seats, theres a number of things that can burn or maybe even the fuel of another car in a collision.
Having one is mandatory in Argentina and I just thought the same rule applied elsewhere.
I always just thought it makes perfect sense to keep a fire extinguisher in the car.

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Why Dont Americans Just Ban Guns?


Friday, June 21, 2019

This is why you should always keep a fire extinguisher in your vehicle.



I came across this situation driving back home yesterday. There was an ambulance and someone helping out with the traffic. The man seemed to have picked the fire extinguisher from the ambulance. I could see the emergency response people near but the car seems totaled to me.

I was surprised because back in Argentina, it is mandatory to have a fire extinguisher and first aid kit in your car. Police actually ask to see them when stopped. I know of a few instances in which they were used, either on the car or nearby fire.

Turns out that its not mandatory in many countries. Still, I keep one in mine and it makes a LOT of sense to have on in your vehicle if you don’t have one already.

 

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FerFAL
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

This is what REAL SHTF looks like in a Farm or Homestead

The genocide of white farmers in South Africa continues and it seems that the main stream media cant be bothered to cover it. What those people have gone through and still go through today is unbelievable. Still, it is a lesson on what happens when a government is no longer providing security for the population or in the case of South Africa, when the government officially declares open season on white people.

For those that think you’ll be able to remain safe in an isolated homestead while surrounded by vicious animals, think again:

UK Home | Daily Mail Online

South African farmer's wife, 45, relives the horrific moment a gunman raped her in front of her children after shooting his way into their home, molesting her daughter and forcing her into sex by threatening to kill her son

A South African mother was put through a 'living nightmare' by a rapist who held a gun to her children's head to force her into sex.
Nicky, 45, was raped in front of her children by 32-year-old Sebenzile Simane - who also sexually molested his victim's daughter after shooting his way into the farm house.
Simane, who also tied the family up and stole their money, was handed two life sentences and a total of 173 years in prison after he was found guilty of the string of violent crimes in South Africa's Eastern Cape.
The white-washed £1.3million farmhouse - set in nearly 1,000 acres of land - had belonged to the family for a century and Nicky's two sons, aged nine and 15, and her 13-year-old daughter had been brought up there.
But Simane apparently felt he had been wronged by Nicky's farmer husband and came seeking deadly revenge on the family.
The family home was so remote that their nearest neighbour was a mile away and did not hear the gunshots at the home.
After surviving the horrific ordeal the family is now planning to move to Australia to set up a new farm there.
Campaign group AfriForum says that Afrikaner and European farmers are under daily attack in the country.
Sebenzile Simane, pictured has been given two life sentences for the string of violent crimes in March last year.
Describing what happened on March 23, 2018, Nicky said a stream of bullets came blasting through the patio door, narrowly missing her 15-year-old son's head.
Nicky said: 'With the bullets smashing through the windows I can only describe our feeling as being hunted like wild animals.
He shot his way through a sliding patio door to get in. 'What followed I can only describe as four hours of pure hell – just sick torture and depravity,' Nicky said.
'He held the gun to my nine-year-old son's head and threatened to shoot him unless I complied.
'I told my little one to be quiet or else this man would kill us. All I saw were his silent tears rolling down his little cheeks for the next four hours. The sight of that will be with me forever.
'He tied us all up with fencing wire so tight that our hands lost their circulation and turned grey.
'He shouted at my children that he was there to kill their father and that he would chop him up in front of them. He said that when he came through the door they would watch him butchered. He then repeatedly threatened to shoot my eldest son's feet off if he didn't obey him and then ordered him to rape me. I had never heard such a sick thing before and was totally mortified.
All I could do was beg him not to make my son do that. He just kept pointing the gun at my son's feet and saying he would shoot them unless he raped his mum in front of his brother and sister.
The white-washed £1.3million farmhouse - set in nearly 1,000 acres of land - had belonged to the family for a century
'I begged and pleaded with him not to do this and to take me to another room and take me instead.'
Explaining what happened next, she said: 'He grabbed me and forced me to my bedroom and raped me there. There was blood everywhere as I had already been badly shot. I could do nothing as my hands were tied behind my back.
'He then brought my 13-year-old daughter to the bedroom, undressed her and attempted to rape her. He was sexually molesting her and all I could do was beg for mercy and to take me again.
'So instead of raping her he forced my beautiful innocent daughter to watch as he raped me again.
'I cannot describe the anger this man displayed toward us and I knew as he raped me that if my children had any chance of survival I had to get this man away from them and the farm house.
'You don't care about yourself - you just don't want your children to die and you do all you can.'
Describing how she finally shook the man off, she said: 'He had tried to start our car outside but couldn't get it going so in a bid to buy my family time I told him to take my bank cards and pin numbers and to let me drive him to town to the ATM.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7147287/South-African-mother-45-raped-children.html)

People, enjoy life, live where you want and how you want but don’t kid yourself about what a worst case scenario would be like.

FerAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Muela Knives: Do Spanish Knives Suck?


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Teaching your kids to be Tough

I guess I’ve always been a bit strange, even when I was little. When every other kid wanted to be an astronaut, football star or famous celebrity of some kind, my dream on the other hand was to be a dad, have a family of my own with a loving wife and a bunch of kids. Of course you grow older and just like the 5 year old that wanted to be a fireman ends up having different dreams later on in life I went through that same process as well. But still, in spite of different careers and lines of work that idea always stuck with me as the core of what makes a happy life.

An important part of having a family is raising your kids well. Making them is easy enough (for some of us, for other it’s a painful and expensive process or not possible at all) but raising them takes time, patience and dedication.
I want my kids to be above all good, joyful people, and to me that means being tough and self-reliant. The world is a hard place, even in the not so hard parts of the world. The strong prevail and no one said life was supposed to be fair.

I try to teach that to my kids. That being strong, physically and mentally (especially mentally) is important and that they should strive to be that. Set your mind to it and it will be so. No, this does not apply to everything in life like the Left wants us to believe. A boy can’t be a girl anymore than he can be a flying pink unicorn. But tough? Yup, that’s all about mindset.

So last Friday I get that phone call no parent ever wants to receive: “we’re calling from your son’s school…” “he got hurt” … “come as soon as possible”.
I get to the school as fast as I can and I see my ten year old standing there waiting for me with a teacher. “Hi dad”. He was perfectly calm, looked perfectly fine… well… except for that finger…


Playing with his friends he tried to grab a kid as he ran away, got his finger caught in the kid’s tshirt, dislocating it.

I’m not particularly sensitive about these things but when it’s your kid it’s always different. I grabbed his bag and I told him he’s be fine, not to worry, we’ll get that fixed right away. He stopped my rant “dad! I’m fine. Don’t worry, it doesn’t hurt”. He was as calm as always. Maybe too calm. I though he was maybe in shock but as time went by I realized it was none of that. He’s just tough. Tougher than his old man, that’s for sure.

It took about an hour to get the bone back in place. The paediatrician that saw him first took an xray and didn’t dare touch it, he couldn’t tell for sure if it was broken or not. The trauma specialist arrived and after taking a look set the bone straight. My son didn’t complain once during the entire thing and kept saying that it didn’t hurt. Without any anaesthesia, he barely flinched when the doctor realigned the bone.

What can I say? I’m super proud of all my kids and I wanted to share this.
It’s not easy, takes time and sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re doing good for your kids but then these things happen and you can pat yourself on the back for a job well done.
Teach your kids not to complain, to be strong and resilient. Teach your kids to COPE.
Last time we went hiking we went through some thorny brush (kinda did that on purpose) , got a few scratches here and there. When my youngest mentioned getting pricked I said “Its just a bit if pain, kids. It’s not as if you have a broken bone or something more serious”. When he later showed me a thorn stuck in his hand I told him that was perfect for practicing using the tweezers in his Victorinox. If you teach them to overcome small inconveniences then even when bones do get broken they will deal with it much better and the same will apply to other challenges and hurdles in life.

While I’m at it, I do have one small favour to ask. Wanting to be like dad, my son has his own little youtube channel. English is his second language and I encourage him to practice it as much as possible.  I’d appreciate if you dropped by and liked a video of his, maybe leave a word of encouragement.

Thanks!

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”