The Time Has Come Where We Realistically Need To Think About Being Ready To Defend Ourselves




At least 118 executed by terrorist gunmen inside concert hall; at least 40 others are dead in a series of coordinated attacks

BREAKING NEWS: TERRORISTS WIELDING AK-47S and hurling explosives executed at least 118 people at a Paris concert hall, after at least 40 people were killed elsewhere in coordinated attacks that rocked the French capital and prompted President Francois Hollande to order the entire nation’s borders closed and a state of emergency.

Terrorists wielding AK-47s and hurling explosives executed at least 118 people inside a Paris concert hall late Friday night, in a massacre that followed coordinated attacks that killed at least 40 more people, rocking the French capital — prompting President Francois Hollande to close the entire nation’s borders and order a state of emergency.

The carnage inside the music venue ended around midnight local time when French police stormed inside, killing three Kalashnikov-toting gunmen who witnesses said wore flak jackets as they slaughtered horrified spectators. The victims had gathered to see the American rock band Eagles of Death Metal, and a handful managed to escape to tell of the horror taking place inside where the killers shouted “This is for Syria!” and “Alahu Akhbar!” as they cut down patrons from a balcony before the band took the stage.

Julien Pierce, a Europe 1 journalist who was inside the Bataclan, described what he saw to the BBC.

“It lasted between 10 and 15 minutes,” he said. “It was extremely violent and there was panic. The attackers had enough time to reload at least three times. They were very young.”

paris shooting mapMarc Coupris, 57, still shaking after being freed from inside the Bataclan, told The Guardian he thought he would soon be dead.

“It looked like a battlefield, there was blood everywhere, there were bodies everywhere,” Coupris said. “I was at the far side of the hall when shooting began. There seemed to be at least two gunmen. They shot from the balcony.

“I saw my final hour unfurl before me, I thought this was the end. I thought, ‘I’m finished, I’m finished,'” he said.

French authorities said five attackers were “neutralized, one arrested and more could be at large in the combined attacks.

As many as six other attacks occurred, involving shootings and at least two suicide bombers, including one who detonated near the city’s Stade de France soccer stadium where the French and German national teams were playing in a match attended by Hollande. The death toll from all of the attacks was expected to climb, and more than 60 were reportedly wounded in grim, early tallies

“There are lots of dead people,” said a witness believed to have been at the bar of a restaurant that was the scene of one attack. “It’s pretty horrific to be honest. I was at the back of the bar. I couldn’t see anything. I heard gunshots. People dropped to the ground. We put a table over our heads to protect us.”

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The time has come where we realistically need to think about being ready to defend ourselves, those we love and care for and the innocent.

NOTE – Not everyone can own a gun, use a gun or wants a gun. We need to learn how to defend when we run out of bullets and be effective. So if your quick answer is “buy a gun” then this article is not for you. BUT if you see the wisdom in having multiple combat  multipliers in place, then continue reading.

LIKE IT OR NOT … ISIS is now operating in Paris France and it is VERY LIKELY they will pick up operations here here in the US and WE WILL see an increase in terrorist actions.

The question will be, are you ready to defend your home if it is invaded?

Defending Our Homes

I am one who believes that one should try to make their home as invasion proof as possible. This is why I am big on early warning and trying to prevent entry.

What I want to show you is what Tracye and I have put in place as well as other items that might work for you.

The time is now to harden our security before someone tries to conduct a home invation.

Where we live I have implemented several security systems.

First, I have the Voice Alert System-6 Home/driveway Alarm system. I learned about this from a friend of mine when I heard his announcing that someone was at the side of the house, and then it announced that someone was by the tool shed. Come to find out it was just his dog and he forgot to turn set the alarm to daytime.


After doing a bunch of research on pricing and features and such, I had to agree that this was a great system to give us early warning.

Here is what it says about the system on Amazon.

Would you like to be alerted when…

  • Cars are coming up the driveway
  • Children go inside your tool shed
  • Intruders approach the front or backyard
  • Someone enters your garage
  • Visitors are walking to the front door
  • Your parked boat or motor home has been boarded
  • Kids or pets are trampling your flowers …then you need the Voice Alert System-6.

System-6 allows a maximum of six user recorded messages. Each message is specific to one zone. For instance, zone one could be for a driveway alarm -“Car coming up the driveway” while zone two could be for a sensor monitoring the back yard- “Alert! Child by the pool!” Perhaps a third sensor guards a side entrance against intruders. However, when this PIR detects movement, the base unit plays “Intruder on patio” and triggers a floodlight using one of four relays included on the base unit.

System-6 can monitor all three zones simultaneously and still have three additional zones available when needed. Users can alter their messages and place the wireless sensors wherever they wish.

Voice Alert System-6 sets up in minutes and can be completely customized to fit their individual needs.

The wireless PIRs feature: all weather protection, adjustable mounting and sensitivity, and can send a signal 300 feet through walls and up to 1000 feet in open space.

This is not some cheap system either. The starter unit and one sensor is about $125.00. Each senor costs about $50.00 per and they are weather proof. I have multiple sensors all over our perimeter giving us early warning of anyone entering our yard. But they are the best out there for the dollar when it comes to home security systems that you can install.

buddy-barAnother item that I totally recommend is a product called the Buddy Door Jammer.

The Buddy Door Jammer, I own one of these myself and I can attest to the strength that this has. Using this properly will make your door almost impenetrable. The person/s will have to destroy your door to get in.

Here is good video review of the Buddy Door Jammer.


This is an expensive door jammer, (approx $75.00) but it is worth it. It weighs about 10 lbs and it will definitely slow down anyone who is trying to forcibly gain access to your home.

Another good option is a door lock / FLIP LOCK. These are pretty inexpensive and you can get them at most hardware stores. Putting multiple locks one one door will also slow down a home invader. Combine both the Buddy Bar and the Flip locks and you will have a pretty secure door that intruders will have to destroy before they are able to get in.

If you have large windows or glass doors, you need to look into 8 Mil Window film.

The 8 Mil Window Film is a GREAT product and could possibly save your life. I have done studies on this and if you apply it to both sides of the window, it will prevent bricks, large rocks and in some cases even a single shotgun blast using bird shot or small game shot and even a 22 bullet.

Now I would not stand in front of the window to test it, but in some of the case studies I have seen, this stuff is worth the money. People will not come in by breaking your window, that is a guarantee. They will have to pull the entire window glass out of the frame before they are able to gain access to the home.

ge-personal-alarmA great deturrent that I have placed around our home are the GE Personal Alarm System.

I learned about these several years ago by a fellow prepper buddy, “Southern Prepper 1” and have put many of these in place in windows, doors, and also created trip wires like you can see in this video from Southern Prepper 1

VIDEO –  Early Warning Combat Multipliers –

What happens if a person gains access? Again the focus here is defense without a gun. So what can you do to defend yourself against would be invaders?

I am a huge fan of Cold Steel Inferno. This is a pepper spray that is a foam, but once it is on the person, it melts and is very difficult to wash off. This stuff is bad to the bone and because it is a foam, you do not have to worry about a breeze blowing liquid pepper spray mist back in your own face. This is one of the problems with most liquid pepper sprays and Cold Steel got that covered.

zapp-flashlightI highly recommend that people keep a good flashlight by their bed in case of an emergency, but why not have a good weapon and light at the same time.

My go to flashlight and stun gun is the Zap Million Volt Flashlight. This is actually a rechargeable million volt stun gun and it is wicked. But you know what? It has a pretty good flashlight on it as well. This is perfect for the office, for on walks, keeping in your purse or backpack, use it to walk to your car, there are a lot of uses for it. I have had mine for over 2 years and it still holds a great charge and push the button and it is like lightning going off. It is very easy to operate and even in a panic one could use it with ease.

The Zap Flashlight is also hefty enough that if you wanted to use it as an impact weapon, well it would do the job. It has some weight to it and it is a tad bulky. That is good when you need to slam this into someone and then let them have a million volts. You get this on any bad guy and push the button, they will drop. THEN.. while you have them down, I would zap them again for a good 10 seconds to make sure they are not getting back up for several long minutes. This is a good time to pull out the Cold Steel Pepper Spray and spray the bad guy in the face for a double whammy. They will not be getting up and good chances are that you will be the family hero for taking out the bad guy.

Man uses katana to stop home invasion, this is the gory aftermath

Let’s face it, we all know someone that has a few samurai swords. Whether they’re there to prevent a home invasion, or an attack by zombies after the SHTF has occurred, everyone has a reason for owning swords.

Well, in this case, the swords came to a very good use and helped to defend a man’s family from home invaders. This is the gory aftermath. The home invaders were stopped immediately upon entry into the man’s home. They bailed to their getaway car but did not make it very far due to massive blood loss. They were found by police shortly after driving away, both unconscious due to blood loss.


This is one of the reasons that I am a huge fan of the Katana, aka the Samurai sword. It is a very easy weapon to use and if you can swing a golf club or baseball bat, you can do a lot of damage to a home invader.

musashi-1060-katanaThe Katana is a weapon that a common person can quickly learn to use and actually use it effectively. It is also fun if one gets out in the back yard and practice cutting bottles and such.

I am very partial to the Musashi Company and their excellent swords. Not only are they great quality, but they are priced right too. Sitting around $100, you can have a sword that is truly battle ready and a beautiful piece of art.

Here is the description from Amazon…

Part of a new 1060 high carbon series from Musashi. With the result being well within that goal, this blade is nothing short of an excellent value. Handmade, the blade hamon is formed by the clay temper process during production. The blade is differentially hardened and comes extremely sharp. Like the more expensive models, this blade can even be bent 45 degrees and returned to the straight and true form. This sword is well balanced and the tight handle wrap feels great.

Materials and Way of Forge:

  • Traditional hand forge Muku-kitae method.
  • 1060 High Carbon Steel with clay temper process.
  • 55 HRC blade hardness. Hamon and hardness created with temper process.
  • Real hamon, not wire brushed or printed.
  • Real ray skin wrapped grip with black cotton cord wrap.
  • Extremely sharp hand honed edge.
  • Steel tsuba, fuchi, and kashira; Brass habaki.
  • Can be disassembled for care or display. Dual bamboo mekugi (peg), hardwood handle.
  • Hardwood scabbard with high quality piano paint finish.
  • 39 3/4 in. overall, 27 1/2 in. blade, 10 3/4 in. handle.
  • Includes black cotton sword storage/carry bag.

Here is a video review of my Musashi 1060 Clay DH hardened katana.

VIDEO – Musashi 1060 Differentially Hardened Katana – Review –

Here is my video of me cutting banana trees with my Musashi Katana.

VIDEO – Musashi 1060 DH Katana First Cuts Vs. A Banana Tree –

There are many other things that you can do to help harden your home defenses, but the key is to make the bad guy ask himself “do I really want to go into this guy’s home?”

Home intruders do not want a fight, they want to get in, get stuff and get out. The more things you have in place to deter the bad guy, the better.

Here are links (IN BOLD) to the products that I have talked about. We personally own many of these items, but I also wanted to share alternative items that I like but may not own or have tried yet.

Voice Alert Alarm System –

Buddy Bar Door Jammer

Flip Action Door Lock

8 Mil Security Window Film

GE Personal Window / Door Alarm

Cold Steel Inferno 2.5 oz / 70 grams

Cold Steel Inferno 1.3 oz / 37 grams

Zap Million Volt Flashlight

Musashi – 1060 Carbon Steel – Clay Tempered Samurai Sword *SHARP*

My Musashi DH 1060 sword

Sabre Home Defense Pepper Spray –

Doberman Ultraslim Window Alarm –

Door Stop Alarm –

Window and Door Alarm –


bastard-swordFull Tang German Bastard Sword *SHARP* –

15th Century Hand-And-A-Hal​f Full Tang Tempered Battle Ready Hand Forged Sharp Sword *SHARP* –

Musashi Handmade 1060 Carbon Steel Clay Tempered Katana (Burgundy) *SHARP* –

Windlass Patton’s Sword –

United Cutlery M48 Kommando Survival Hammer –

United Cutlery M48 Tactical War Hammer –

United Cutlery Honshu Boshin Trophy Master Bowie Knife with Sheath –

United Cutlery Honshu Combat Fighter Knife with Sheath *SHARP* –

Columbia River Knife and Tool – CRKT – Hisshou Knife *SHARP* –

Cold Steel Barong Machete with Sheath –

Cold Steel Rajah II Grivory Handle –

Cold Steel G-10 Espada Knife (X-Large) –

Cold Steel Spartan Grivory Handle –

Cold Steel Voyager XL

Cold Steel Kuban

Cold Steel Gladius Machete

COVERT WEAPONS / Weapons You Can Hide in Plain Sight

monkey-ball-keyringMonkey Fist Key Ring

Multipurpose Tool /Screwdriver / Wedge Weapon –

CIA Defense Tool Set –

Concealable Handcuff Key –

Personal Defense Spike –

Self Defense Money Clip –

Tactical Letter Opener / Pen Set –


Uzi Tactical Pen

Messermeister 8-Inch Take-Apart Kitchen Scissors –

Cold Steel Nightshade / FGX Boot Knife –

Cold Steel Nightshade / FGX Tanto –

Cold Steel Nightshade / FGX Tai Pan Dagger –

Cold Steel Nightshade / FGX Skean Dhu —

gotcha-capThe Strike Spike –

Ray’s Infidel Baseball Cap –

Gotcha Baseball Cap

Cold Steel Pepper Spray Pen –

Zap Million Volt Flashlight –

Stainless Steel Coffee Mug –




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What do you do at the office where guns are clearly not allowed, even if you have a carry & conceal?

What do you do at home when maybe you can’t own a gun or don’t want to own a gun, how do you protect yourself?

You are at a stop light and some thug is considering carjacking your car, do you know the life expectancy of someone who is carjacked? Slim… What do you do how do you protect yourself?

Do you know that in many states you are not allowed to carry a gun in your car.

So how do you weaponize yourself in that situation?

Many of my readers are bible believing Christians, What did Christ say about weapons, protecting oneself and protecting other innocent lives?

Turning the other cheek and live by the sword and die by the sword are taken WAY OUT of context and have become the pacifist’s call to become a spineless welp.

So what is a proper biblical Christian response to owning weapons, and using deadly force to protect yourself and others

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