Being prepared for things like natural disasters means that you’ve anticipated the worst of the worst and tried to “hedge your bets” against it. Whether that means stockpiling canned goods and water, or even installing whole-house generators, preparedness takes different forms for everyone. However, something we’ve noticed anecdotally is that being prepared may actually affect… Continue reading Preparedness Paradox: Does Readiness Affect Perception?
Hospital Woes and Avoiding an Emergency Room
With hospital space at a premium these days, it’s becoming more important than ever to take steps to avoid them if possible. Recently we came across this great article from Edwin Leap, discussing some tips for avoiding the emergency room and things to consider if you do have to end up taking a trip to… Continue reading Hospital Woes and Avoiding an Emergency Room
Bitcoin: Is it Still the Future of Currency?
A few years ago, we featured an article that discussed Bitcoin and whether it would be the future of currency. At the time we published, it was assumed that anyone reading an article online was probably familiar with the word Bitcoin, but these days it would be nearly impossible to find someone that hadn’t at… Continue reading Bitcoin: Is it Still the Future of Currency?
Medical Kit Visual Guide: Choosing the Right Kit for You
We’ve been producing medical kits at ITS for over a decade and one of the most frequent questions we get is, “What medical kit should I choose?” It can be a daunting task when you’re just beginning your preparedness journey to know where to focus first, so today we wanted to offer the answer to… Continue reading Medical Kit Visual Guide: Choosing the Right Kit for You
Getting Picky: Differences in Lock Pick Naming Conventions
Rake, hook, pick; no we’re not talking gardening tools, we’re highlighting the differences between lock pick types. If you’re just starting with lock picking, you should check out this Lock Picking 101 article to review some of the basics of how locks work and the basic techniques for picking. Side Note: The pick types we… Continue reading Getting Picky: Differences in Lock Pick Naming Conventions
Hide Your Spare Key in Plain Sight with a DIY Sprinkler Head Dead Drop!
Hiding a spare key outside your home helps you avoid locking yourself out and having to shell out the big bucks for a locksmith. However, this can be a liability if someone with bad intentions discovers your hiding spot and gains access to that key. To keep things hidden in plain sight, we’re big fans… Continue reading Hide Your Spare Key in Plain Sight with a DIY Sprinkler Head Dead Drop!
Happy Thanksgiving from Everyone at ITS!
We have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, not only for all our wonderful customers, but also our Military, Law Enforcement and First Responders who spend the holidays protecting the freedoms we all enjoy. From the entire ITS Crew, we want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! While our online store remains… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving from Everyone at ITS!
How to Handle Being Lost in the Woods
Have you ever lost your way on a hike or backpacking trip? Getting disoriented when in the backcountry is pretty common, but in some cases it can turn dangerous quickly. Today we’ll be discussing some tips and tools that can help you avoid getting lost, or at least provide good information to rescuers. I’ll Never… Continue reading How to Handle Being Lost in the Woods
How to Adopt a Stoic View for the Modern World
If you ever feel overwhelmed, or it seems that you can’t handle things coming at you in life, looking at the landscape with a stoic view may provide you some relief. This ancient philosophy is more than just a description for a quiet person, it’s a mindset that deals with viewing the realism of life… Continue reading How to Adopt a Stoic View for the Modern World
History of U.S. Spies and How Intelligence is Gathered
It’s hard to beat a good spy movie. Whether someone is handing over classified information in public at a park exchange or secretly listening in on a high-level conversation, spies have always floated in the background of our media and our real lives. How does it actually work in real life though? We recently uncovered… Continue reading History of U.S. Spies and How Intelligence is Gathered