OP SEC stands for Operational Security. But what does that mean to the ordinary prepper anyway? I discussed that a couple of years back with Riverwalker on DestinySurvival Radio. This week’s show is a reairing of that program from back in March 2012. You can view what I originally wrote about it here. The link for this week’s show is below.
A quick note about Riverwalker. He’s one of the most popular guests I’ve had on DestinySurvival radio. If you’re not familiar with him, he blogs about stealth survival. he’s a prepper from South Central Texas who doesn’t just talk about preparedness. He lives it. He retired last year after working many years in corrections with both juveniles and adults. As a result, he knows a thing or two about human nature. And he gives common sense advice on prepping.
You may recall that he was my guest on DestinySurvival Radio this past February, where we talked about preppers becoming more cautious in light of what’s happening in our country these days. You can view what I wrote about it here.
OK, back to OP SEC. It concerns protecting yourself, your family, your possessions, and your privacy. It can be summed up with a few key points.
- It doesn’t have to involve a complicated set of rules. Keep things simple.
- Practice secrecy wisely. There are things in your personal life which others don’t need to know.
- Look at the long term and put into place measures that can be sustained.
- It’s imperative that you know who you can trust with detailed information about you.
- Don’t do anything to draw unwanted attention to what you’re doing.
What tips would you share with others on how to practice OP SEC? Feel free to leave a comment below.