Home Invasion: Staying Safe & Secure At Home

Join  Donna Miller, Host of Your Preparation Station as she visits with Charles Daugherty of Patriot Crime Defense.  Charles has some first-hand experience with fortifying his home (and the homes of other people) to protect from the number one crime in America: Home Invasion.  Charles shares his journey, his Faith and some great tips to help keep your home safe & secure.

A personal introduction from Charles:

“My goal in life is very simple; I want to honor God in my work, take care of my family, and help others succeed!

I am currently the owner of Patriot Crime Defense which is the DBA name for Red Fern Dynamics. Patriot Crime Defense specializes in home security from a prevention stand point. We have designed and have manufactured The Patriot Door Kit, which when installed will prevent your doors from being kicked in. This type of breach is the most common way a criminal gains access to your home. My former business partner and lifelong friend and I started working on this particular problem in 2009 right after we won the Annual Soin Award for Industrial Automation. We have designed and invented multiple tools and machines through the years, even before graduating from High School. So when we were confronted with this problem and challenge, we kicked it into gear (pun intended.) The end result 6 months later was the Patriot Door Kit formerly known as the Door Sentinel along with additional patents pending.

In addition to my engineering and design background, I am also an avid outdoorsman. I am a certified NRA Rifle and Pistol Instructor as well as a Range Safety Officer. I teach survival skills, I am a 4-H Forestry Coach, permaculture designer, BSA Scout Master, Civil Air Patrol Ground Team Leader, Sartech II Certified and even a Certified EMR. I believe that preparation, on all fronts, is not only prudent but providential.”

This show sponsored by PREPARE Magazine & Millers Grain House.

Email Donna with ideas and suggestions at:  YourPreparationStation@gmail.com

James Yeager of Tactical Response, Keeping It Real

In this episode of Keeping It Real: Urban Defense for the Real World Joshua takes some time to speak with James Yeager of Tactical Response. In this episode we go into some of the basic firearms topics for beginner shooters, but there is something for everybody, even if you are an experienced shooter you will still be able to appreciate a lot of the topics and discussions we cover. This is the first episode done with James Yeager with future episodes coming where we will delve into more advanced topics. We also discuss SHOT Show and some of our personal likes and dislikes. In the “Reviews You Can Use” segment I will review the Crossbreed IWB (inside the waistband) holster.

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Secure Your Preps, Secure Your Present, Secure Your Future

Joe Nobody believes “…you can have all of the water, food and medical supplies in the world and it won’t do you a bit of good if someone comes and takes them from you. Security has to be the first priority!” As a preparedness author of fiction and non-fiction books, his writings cover defense preparation for when things all fall apart.

In this interview on the Doctor Prepper C.P.R. Talk Show, Joe explains:

  • Why must preppers be fully able to defend their families and shelters?
  • How do events develop on a critical timeline?
  • What do the periods of social grace, realization, desperation, and reorganization mean?
  • Is there hope for life to return to “normal” in the future?
  • How can we deal with the uncertainty of any future localized, regional, or national event?

Joe’s rules and tests for any type of preparation activity are:

  • Do no harm to self or others.
  • Always have a dual purpose.
  • Recognize that people are the biggest problem in planning and execution.
  • Remember that you and your family are people, therefore the biggest problem(s).
  • Your equipment and skills must mimic military preparedness (i.e.: easy to use & durable).
  • Everything must work at night.

Joe has been listed on Amazon’s Top 100 Best Seller’s List as well as the Top 500 ranking among all Amazon listed authors. With over 1000 Amazon reviews, readers have collectively assessed his works with a 4.3 out of 5-star rating. Over the last two years, his titles have ranked #1 in six different genres, including both fiction and non-fiction categories. Joe’s technical manuals and novels total over 250,000 copies in print.

His appeal to the prepper community is born of his own belief system and experience. He has provided systems, consulting and training for the U.S. Army, Department of Homeland Security, Office of Naval Research, United States Border Patrol as well as several private firms and government agencies. He is currently active in this area, and for the security of his family and ongoing business, wishes to remain anonymous. He has over 30 years of competitive shooting experience including IPSC, NRA, and other related organizations. He has been a firearms instructor and consultant for more than 30 years and holds the rights to a United States Patent for a firearms modification.

Defense Psychology, Physiology, Mindset Triple Dose

In this episode of Keeping It Real: Urban Survival for the Real World I decided to put together three of my articles from Survival Quarterly Magazine to help guide you through the psychological, physiological and mental aspects of facing aggressive conflict.

Often times we focus years of our life into training physical self-defense techniques but almost ignore an equally important piece of any good self-defense plan, bringing our body and mindset into the plan.

With this episode I hope to get you started on the path of researching this important topic further and staging the most effective defensive plan possible.

Visit UrbanDefenseInstitute.com

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Introducing Keeping It Real: Urban Survival For The Real World with Joshua Swanagon

Being the first episode of “Keeping It Real: Urban Survival for the Real World” I decided to use this opportunity to introduce myself and my show. I discuss the premise of the show, my experience, my background, my time with Survival Quarterly Magazine, my style of self-defense/self-preservation training, my martial arts background and some personal insights into who I am on a personal level. I look forward to passing on some good knowledge in an entertaining and enlightening way and this episode is a great place to start.

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Cellphones…Wake Up People!

In this episode I discuss the importance of being aware of your surroundings and picking your head up from the phone every once in a while. This episode follows the recent shooting tragedy on the San Francisco train. I discuss the color codes of awareness and a dangerous game being played by teens that have caused the deaths of many unsuspecting victims and how you can avoid being their next victim.

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Situational Awareness

Today I discuss a topic that came up at one of my Safety Takes Brains women’s self-defense seminars about what to do if you are walking down the street talking on your phone and suddenly realize you’re being followed. I also discuss what types of things to focus on in a description and options of where to go for safety.

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Combatives with Waysun Johnny Tsai, Interview

Today I spend some time with my good friend Waysun Johnny Tsai of C.U.M.A. Survival School discussing the differences between traditional martial arts and combatives. Johnny discusses his extensive traditional martial arts background and his transition into combatives and why. Later I corner him for you and get him to spill the beans on some exciting upcoming new products and projects and find out where you can find him at SHOT Show this year to meet him for yourself, he really is worth stopping by and saying hi.

Also, in this episode I started a new segment I am excited about called “Reviews You Can Use” where I review products that I really like, use and feel keep in with the spirit of the show. On today’s “Reviews You Can Use” I decided that in honor of having Johnny on the show I would review one of his products that I use every day. You’ll have to listen to find out what it is, but I can tell you it is a great product.

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Donna Miller Interviews Steve Ledford of Asheville Integrated Combatives

Join the Hostess of Your Preparation Station, Donna Miller with her special guest Steve Ledford from Asheville Integrated Combatives. Learn some out-of-the-box ideas, impromptu weapons and techniques for self-defense in a variety of ability levels and situations.  Some of Donna’s family members have first-hand experience learning from courses taught at Steve’s center and she highly recommends everyone listen and learn, but also attend a course there if at all possible.

Have a topic a guest or just something to share? Email Donna at:  YourPreparationStation@gmail.com

This show is sponsored by Millers Grain House & PREPARE Magazine.

Steve Ledford, Asheville Integrated Combatives