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At Home in the Real World DEFENSE HOME PREVENTION

Home Defense If You’re Disabled or Have Limited Mobility

By on February 2, 2018
At the Monroeville Gun Show: 5 of the 9 people who bought my book, were 60-75 years of age; a few had mobility issues (2 were wheelchair bound, 1 walked with a cane). Each well understood their vulnerabilities. And they were looking for tools to meet their needs for home and self defense based on what they could physically do. That's a very sound approach.
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Do It Yourself HOME PREVENTION

Easy! Secure Your Exterior Doors: Check & Replace Short Hinge Screws

By on October 4, 2017

It’s Saturday morning, I’m coffee’d up and ready for a simple DIY project.  It’s an easy home security upgrade that’s one of the most important things every homeowner/apt. dweller needs to do: check the length of the hinge screws that attach your door to the door frame. Hinge screws…

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At Home in the Real World DEFENSE GEAR HOME PREVENTION STORIES

My Best Friend is My Husband and a DIY Guy

By on September 29, 2017
My best friend is my husband Joe. He and I stand on the seawall at Rockland Harbor in Maine.
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At Home in the Real World AWARENESS DEFENSE HOME PREVENTION

Your Home is Your Castle: Eliminate Surprise. Deter Access. Defend If Necessary.

By on September 8, 2017
The illustration of Windsor Castle above, shows a prominent round structure (red dot ), known as a 'keep'. And I say to ye, Your home is the Keep, you, and your family inside are what's precious.
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DEFENSE GUNS HOME STORIES

Shotguns & Home Defense

By on July 28, 2017

I like shotguns. In most cases, they’re the ideal firearm to use in the home for self defense. They’re easy to shoot, accurate enough (if you are), and can deliver significant stopping power to the desired target (if you do it right). But the crux of the biscuit–the important…

Suzy Meyer, Author
Pittsburgh, PA

I'm a landscape architect, gardener, and of late, a certified NRA instructor. I enjoy practicing T’ai Chi, playing bocce, and walking through watersheds.. This blog is my journey full of learning curves to calm the chaos.

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