The ITS Discreet Messenger Bag® is your ultimate covert EDC companion, integrating technology and durability in a way that’s unmatched by other bags on the market. Our next generation design offers more features and functionality than ever before, while blending in seamlessly with your surroundings. For quick access to your components, the lid of the… Continue reading The All-New Discreet Messenger Bag
While lock picking is often associated with nefarious characters and criminal activity, it’s actually a skill that offers significant advantages to prepared and responsible citizens. When utilized responsibly, these skills can provide a better understanding of one’s own security, help in emergency situations and even serve as a fascinating hobby. Debunking the Criminal Connection to… Continue reading Lock Picking: Why a Prepared Citizen Should Learn
Are you a US Military Veteran that’s planning on visiting a National Park this summer? Today I wanted to provide detailed instructions on how you, or any Gold Star Family member, can pick up a free pass to never have to pay for admission to a National Park in the United States again! While camping,… Continue reading How Veterans Can Get a Free Lifetime Pass to National Parks
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?
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
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?
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
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
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!
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!