How To Harden Doors, Part 3

If you are just joining the series, please start with the first video in the series, or our Security 101 Video.  In this third part of how to harden doors we tie everything together, answer questions the series has generated, and talk about what type of door I used and some of the extra things …

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What Makes A Lock High Security? The Mul-T-Lock Hurcular Deadbolt

In the second part of the “How To Harden Doors” series (missed the first part?), we take a look at the Mul-T-Lock Hurcular Deadbolt. There are many different locks, from many different manufacturer’s, at many different price ranges. The Mul-T-Lock employs just about every security measure possible and we contrast these to what you might …

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Does A Laser Belong In Your Bug Out Bag?

As technology progresses many new options will appear for your bug out bag. With the advent of “cheap” high powered lasers, the question begs, can they serve any purpose in your bug out bag? What purposes can they serve? In this video we put a 1,000mW laser from skytechlasers.com through a few scenarios. Check out …

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How To Setup ADS-B Scope and RTL 1090 To Detect Air Traffic

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If you are just joining the series, we suggest you start with the first video for an introduction into what you can do with Software Defined Radio (SDR)– To do this you need the inexpensive SDR USB Dongle from NooElec adsbSCOPE, RTL 1090, and the NooElec SDR are all you need to begin monitoring aircraft …

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How To Install Your SDR Dongle and SDR#

The NooElec SDR Receiver can be a very useful (and fun) tool. With it you can listen to a broad portion of the radio spectrum, download weather directly from satellites, detect drones, and MORE! If you missed the first video in this series on SOME of the things you can do with this usb dongle, …

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How To Detect Drones, Predict Weather, and MORE with SDR-RTL and NooElec

In this video we show you how to detect drones and MORE using your computer and an SDR USB stick.  As technology progresses, so to do the threats that face us.  Luckily, as this technology marches on for entities like the government, military, and others, so to does it march on for you.  Radio is …

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The Tin Hat Ranch and Patreon

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The Tin Hat Ranch has launched a Patreon campaign.  Content has been, and will always be free at the Tin Hat Ranch.  We hope you’ve learned a lot from watching our videos and reading our articles.  If you value and learn from the content produced by the Tin Hat Ranch, have the means, and would …

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Getting Your HAM Radio Technicians License

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When Getting into Ham Radio, you have to start somewhere..that somewhere is getting your Technicians License. This video will tell you what to expect and what you need to do. Missed the HAM 101 video? Click here and watch it before this one. We talked about many things in this video.. How To Get Your …

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DIY How To Harden Doors Pt.1- Door Armor

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Doors are a necessary compromise to enter your home. Just about every residential door can be defeated with one kick. I set out to find how I could, as inexpensively as possible, harden a door for a safe room at the Ranch. Door Armor is a solution to tie most exterior grade (whether you are …

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HAM Radio Basics- HAM 101

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Lot’s of you stand on the fringes, intimidated by HAM, or amateur, radio. While there IS much to learn, this video is the start of a series that will answer all of your questions and get YOU licensed and on the air. Stay tuned, as we will go through all the examples and MORE in …

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