OwnGuard Solutions’ Blog

You will find any number of tips, explanations, and advice on ways you can make yourself and your family safer and better prepared with the posts found here. If you happen not to see what you are looking for, keep checking back, as we are always adding content. And if you have suggestions of personal safety or preparedness content you would like to see, reach out and let us know.

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  • Staying Safe in the Heat: Identify, Treat, Prevent

    Staying Safe in the Heat: Identify, Treat, Prevent

    As we progress through the summer months, many regions worldwide, including the United States, are experiencing record heat temperatures. Despite the heat, many of us find ourselves outside, whether for work, pleasure, or simply to enjoy the sun. While this is great, it’s crucial to pay attention…

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  • The Self-Initiative Project is Now OwnGuard Solutions

    The Self-Initiative Project is Now OwnGuard Solutions

    You read that right! The Self-Initiative Project is now OwnGuard Solutions. Fear not. Our content is coming along with us; and it is time to grow it all in order to have an even greater impact! Sometime late in 2017 is when I first proclaimed to Denis…

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  • Senior Citizen Safety

    Senior Citizen Safety

    I left my parents’ home at a young age to join the service and see the world. During my time away, my parents were active travelers, visiting tourist attractions across the states, exploring various casinos, and taking cruises throughout the Caribbean. They were truly active. However, towards…

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  • Everything You Wanted to Know About OC/Pepper Spray

    Everything You Wanted to Know About OC/Pepper Spray

    Whether you carry OC (Oleoresin Capsicum) or pepper spray for self-defense, it’s crucial to understand how to use it effectively. While many people purchase pepper spray as a precautionary measure, few take the time to practice with it, leading to potential misuse in critical situations. This guide…

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  • Building a Comprehensive Trauma Kit for Emergencies

    Building a Comprehensive Trauma Kit for Emergencies

    In times of crisis or accidents, being equipped with the right tools can make the difference between life and death. Whether you’re out in the wilderness, on the road, or in the comfort of your home, having a well-prepared trauma kit can be a crucial asset. Inspired…

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  • The Importance of Carrying a Flashlight

    The Importance of Carrying a Flashlight

    In any situation, having the ability to see clearly can mean the difference between life and death. This is especially true in low-light environments or during emergencies when visibility is limited. That’s where flashlights come in. These handy tools provide the illumination needed to navigate dark spaces,…

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  • Enhancing Security Outside Your Home

    Enhancing Security Outside Your Home

    In this two-part series, we’ll explore practical ways to enhance safety and security in and around your home. This post focuses on exterior measures you can take to improve the overall security of your property. Ensuring the safety and security of your home begins with taking proactive…

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  • Enhancing Security Inside Your Home

    Enhancing Security Inside Your Home

    This is the second post in our series on making your home safer. We covered making the exterior of your home more secure in our first post. And now we are going to talk about securing the interior of your home which is essential for ensuring the…

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  • The Importance of Parking Under or Near Light for Safety

    The Importance of Parking Under or Near Light for Safety

    When you find yourself needing to go to a store at dusk, dawn, or after dark, one crucial safety measure to consider is where you park your car. Parking under or near light can significantly reduce the risks associated with navigating parking lots in low-light conditions. This…

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  • The Essential Guide to Tourniquets

    The Essential Guide to Tourniquets

    Tourniquets are vital tools in emergency medical situations, particularly when dealing with severe bleeding. Understanding their use and the best practices can make a life-saving difference. This article delves into the importance of tourniquets, focusing on the North American Rescue CAT7, and offers guidance on their proper…

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