Burglars usually look for lightweight, high-priced items that they can steal quickly without attracting much attention. If you leave these 4 items in sight, you will increase the risk of someone breaking in and taking more than what they came for. These are the items burglars want.
Tablets and Laptops Are Easy Targets
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Thieves have numerous reasons for stealing tablets and laptops. They have high values, but they hardly weigh anything at all. That makes them easy to steal. They can also contain private information that lets thieves access your bank accounts or open new credit cards in your name.
It’s best to keep your tablets and laptops out of sight. Tablets can slide onto a shelf between your books. Put larger laptops in drawers. Yes, burglars check drawers, but at least this will slow them down.
Also, you should password protect your computers so thieves can’t access your information easily.
Firearms Are Popular Among Thieves
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Guns have a high resale value on the street. Burglars who steal them may plan to use them in future crimes or sell them to others who are willing to spend top dollar for weapons that police can’t trace back to them.
It’s best to keep any handguns in a safe that has been bolted to the floor. If you have rifles, keep them in a locked closet or chest.
The last thing you want to do is put your guns on display. A thief who spots them through the window will have a hard time resisting that opportunity.
Medications Bring in Money for Thieves
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Always remove the labels from your prescription medication bottles before putting them in the trash or recycling bin. Burglars often go through trash to see what types of drugs they could find inside a house. Finding any pill bottles will make them interested. Leaving the prescription information just makes it easier for them to decide whether they want to break in and search your home.
It’s especially important to remove the labels of drugs that catch high values on the black market. Medications such as Xanax, Vicodin, Adderall, and Percocet. Any stimulants, benzodiazepines, or pain medications will attract burglars.
If a member of your family takes a lot of prescription medication, consider using a site like www.tophomealarms.com to get a security system that will keep burglars out.
Jewelry Goes For High Prices at Pawn Shops
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If you leave jewelry sitting out, burglars won’t have any problem breaking in, grabbing it, and running away before the cops arrive. Even jewelry boxes will tempt desperate thieves who need quick money.
There’s always a sketchy pawn shop that will buy stolen jewelry. Crooks without pawn shop connections will often sell stolen jewelry online. That way, they don’t look like a burglar selling stolen wares on the street.
Keeping rings, necklaces, and other types of jewelry in a drawer will make it easier for burglars to pass by your house in search of easier prey. It’s also a good idea to keep your most expensive pieces in a safe.
Keeping these out of site will ensure your home isn’t a prime target for burglary. This is especially important if you have stockpiles of food, cash or precious metals. Has anyone ever broken into your home? What types of items did they take?
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Many have heard about the blast in Texas but this video shows the magnitude of the blast.
It was said to have registered as 2.1 on the Richter scale.
The below is an anonymous post submitted by a reader of the blog. I thought it was interesting and certainly worth discussion as the writer has a lot of thought-provoking questions about a potential Armageddon 2013. Enjoy.
We dodged it in 2012 but will we see Armageddon 2013?
The end of the world has always been a very intriguing topic. The mystery of when how and why would the world end remains to be unraveled. Only time will tell when and how the world will come into its end.
The year 2012 was a very historical year for those who believed that the end will finally arrive on December 12, 2012. The dread of this day managed to creep in our souls.
Is this really the end?
The Next Prediction
2013 has arrived and the “12-21-12” apocalypse did not come about. What lies ahead this coming 2013? Is this the year where all our times in this planet will be cut to its end?
Armageddon 2013 is believed to be the year of insanity and madness. Will everything go into chaos?
Is North Korea’s declaration of war against its Southern contemporaries a sign?
Madness in social and economic issues will be unleashed. Peace and prosperity will be compromised. War and famine will happen among nations.
Some feel this is more is predicted to occur this year of the water snake.
How will the US handle Iran and North Korea?
Tactical nuclear weapons are believed to be headed to Iran this year. The reason is because Iran has nuclear weapons, something the US, Russia, China, North Korea and other powerful nations have in common.
So is this an indication that darkness and blood will rain in Armageddon 2013?
Hundreds of Indians died after a building collapsed. Is this intentional or was an accident. Or did this happen because those hundred of Indians were destined to die that day? Are more deaths coming?
A new bird flu virus emerges in China. Being the most populated country on Earth, is this a new way on how destiny plans to end the lives of those who live in this nation?
Is this the process of natural selection in action? Is Armageddon 2013 really coming?
Here Comes The Boom
Is there another big bang theory coming up this 2013? The Yellowstone National Park in the United States of America is believed to be sitting on top of the largest volcano there is on Earth.
This volcano is believed to have an erupting pattern of 650,000 years and the year 2013 falls on that equation. Historian and scientists believes that this volcano can block the sunlight as well as fill the atmosphere with ash, thus bringing back the Earth to ice age for 15,000 years.
Can we survive this eruption and can we live 15 thousand years freezing? We cannot. Will fire and ice trigger the world’s end?
Will the Earth die in Armageddon 2013?
Scientists have been doing calculations and equations trying to find out how really old our planet is and how long does it have before it finally dies. Many of them are concluding that the Earth is nearing its death. Catastrophic events in nature will happen this year and will lead to the death of the planet and all living things in it.
The Earth’s poles are also calculated and believed to shift every 750,000 years. A polar shift will cause the magnetic field surrounding the Earth to be disrupted and will later on completely disappear and will not come back for a century or so. If the magnetic fields of the Earth disappear, expect to be burned to death by UV rays coming from the sun.
Our planet is 30,000 years overdue in shifting its polar. Is 2013 the year for this shift to happen? Armageddon 2013 is becoming more and more dreadful.
Isaac Newton, one of the most famous and brightest scientist and inventor in history and in his time also had predictions on when the world will end. Newton’s prediction was set in 2060, almost half a century from this year.
Yet studies have shown that this prediction was falsely interpreted by those who have discovered Newton’s prophecy. Newton’s corrected prediction sets Armageddon 2013 into motion.
Religion Armageddon 2013
The year 2012-2015 is believed to be the year where the Antichrist will arrive and will bring chaos to the world.
St. Malachy, an Irish bishop of the 12th century was believed to have the powers to cure illnesses and in declaring prophecies. He envisioned Pope Celestine II as well as Pope Benedict XVI seat in the Vatican. He also predicted that Pope Benedict XVI will resign and the ISON comet will pass on Earth. He envisioned that the next Pope will be the last one because Judgement day will arrive during his reign in the papal seat. Nostradamus, history’s most popular prophet, supported St. Malachy’s prediction.
According to him, the pope that will replace Pope Benedict XVI will leave his seat in the Vatican in December, when there are two suns in the sky. The comet ISON is assumed to arrive on Earth on December 2013. The comet is so bright it will manage to be seen all over the world and will appear like a second sun.
December 12, 2012 was definitely not doomsday, but is it possible that this prediction was also miscalculated or misinterpreted, just like other prophecies? What if December 21, 2013 is the real end of the world? What if Armageddon 2013 is truly possible?
There are and will be many prophecies and predictions that will explain how, why and when the earth will reach its end. The predictions will be of many kinds and from different prophets and saints alike, yet the possibility of the world ending is a concrete idea with no concrete time frame.
We can do nothing but wait, and fear on how the world will end, on how our lives will end.
Are we going to die of famine? War? Viruses? Will the sky fall upon us? Will fire envelop the world and will bring hell on Earth? What will be the Armageddon 2013 event?
We are left with no choice but to fear and wait for the unknown to come.
Our Bug Out Bag List
No one likes to think of having to live through a disaster scenario, but things like hurricanes or other calamities can happen with little to no notice. If it happens to you or your family, your bug out bag list better be organized.
Here are the essentials for your bug out bag list:
All living things need water to live and without it you aren’t going to survive very long, so it is the most important item on your bug out bag list.
A human being needs at least a liter a day of water to survive, which means your bug out bag list should have three liters of water at a minimum on it.
You should also pack in some water purification pills or a water filter in case you have to search for water or that your normal water supply gets contaminated.
This is an obvious bug out bag list item. However, what type of food to carry is important.
You need to carry a three day supply of food, which needs to be of the imperishable kinds such as freeze dried ready to eat type meals that you can find in a camping supply store.
You merely add boiling water or some can be eaten as is. You can also include easy-to-carry items like jerky, granola bars, tins of sardines, dried fruits, nuts or other small food items.
3. First Aid Kit
A bug out bag also needs at least a small basic first aid kit that contains bandages, antiseptic ointment, pain medication, any needed prescription medications, etc.
You can buy a pre-made first aid kit, but it is also a good idea to add in personal items unique to your own situation. For example, if you are diabetic it would be a good idea to include non-perishable insulin, such as the type in the new insulin pens.
If you actually have to leave the area, then your bug out bag should include some kind of shelter such as a small tent, sleeping bag, and ground cloth. There are many companies that make lightweight but durable shelters that take up very little space.
5. Emergency Gear
There are standard bug out bag list items you cannot forget to include like:
- a small radio
6. Important Documents
You may also want to put things on your bug out bag list like copies of important documents (i.e. passport, birth certificate, ID cards, etc.).
In the event things do return to some sense of normalcy, you will need to be able have proof of your identify.
You will need to keep currency on you and an emergency credit card is also a good idea.
When deciding on cash, be sure to bring small bills and coins as well as the big bills. Foreign currency is not a bad idea as well depending on where you live.
Weapons may also be included in the bug out bag such as a knife, gun, or other item. It isn’t fun to think about needing such things, but in an emergency they could save your life.
Many people are not comfortable with guns but some type of weapon is required for any bug out bag.
9. Miscellaneous Items
And you can also include assorted extras such as needles and thread, pins, masks, duct tape, things to keep you entertained like cards or small games, or other small items unique to your own situation.
Remember, start with a simple bug out bag list of essentials and build from there.
Bug out bags can be tailored to each individual, but don’t make the mistake of not having one, as a bug out bag is vital in case of an emergency.