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OPSEC for preppers
How to protect your family before and during SHTF by protecting the information someone would need to know to take what you have.

I've spent a lot of years providing OPSEC support and guidance to the Department of Defense and my goal is to translate that knowledge into relevant, understandable information you can use to protect yourself and your way of life.

Please feel free to ask any questions. There will always be a hundred others who would like to know the same thing you do so your questions will help them too.

This page will always be updated to include all the articles I write that pertain to OPSEC.

Neighborhood Watch – Not just for nosey old ladies

neighborhood watch sign

Learning about your neighbors, you will be able to better determine their strengths and weaknesses and help you scout for SHTF team members

Keeping your prepping CLASSIFIED

classified prepper information

So we learned the other day about balancing OPSEC so you could still operate. Today we’ll go over classifying your information. This is a topic that I’m EXTREMELY familiar with. The government classifies their information like this:

Basic OPSEC for preppers: achieving balance

Prepper OPSEC

OPSEC is necessary if you and your family are preppers, but how do you protect your information and still function? How much OPSEC is good OPSEC?

How to make a prepper OPSEC plan

OPSEC 101 for Preppers

Learn how to make a plan that will protect the information an enemy would need about you

How to dress for OPSEC and protect yourself


Learn how and why you need to blend in with others so you’re not noticed

OPSEC and your body language


Demeanor is a big part of SHTF OPSEC For those trained in the art of noticing the gray man, demeanor is usually the key to seeing the unseen. It’s not too difficult to take some time and plan what you’re going to wear for the day, where you’re going to go, where you’re going to […]

OPSEC and your actions


How bad OPSEC gives away details in your Pattern of Life OPSEC is about protecting information. What can someone gather from watching you from down the street from your house? The obvious answer is that they would know, for example, what time you leave your house and what time you return. They could find out […]

How to be the Gray Man when SHTF


What is the Gray Man concept and what does it have to do with survival? “Don’t be a fly on the wall. Be the wall.” Remember what they say about first impressions? They last. Don’t make a first impression. Don’t make an impression at all. Ever watch The Silence on Dr Who? They could make […]

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