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Updated Road Trip Checklist

Updated Road Trip Checklist

Today, I head to Las Vegas to teach a survival course. Las Vegas is only 2.5 hours away so I’m driving instead of flying. Before I make any road trip, whether it’s a short one like this, or a seven-hour drive to Los Angeles, I always go through a quick checklist to make sure I’m […]

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Why You Need a Cache

Why You Need a Cache

Recently, I was teaching a Spy Escape & Evasion course in the Washington, DC area. We got to the topic of caching (storing items in another place besides your home) and one fellow couldn’t understand why in the world anyone would need to do this if they were a law-abiding citizen. Well… first, let me […]

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Lessons from a Modern Day Gunfighter

Lessons from a Modern Day Gunfighter

Hopefully, most of us will never be in a gunfight. But the fact is, there are thousands of home invasions and other crimes committed every day. This means there are many Americans who are, unfortunately, likely to experience a gunfight in their lifetime. But the chances of someone experiencing four gunfights (who isn’t in law […]

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The Modern or Modified Isosceles Shooting Stance

The Modern or Modified Isosceles Shooting Stance

There are several two-handed shooting stances or positions that can be used when shooting a handgun. Most shooters use two hands to shoot a handgun because it helps with stability by controlling movement, allows a speedier recover from the recoil, and helps with accuracy. Of the many, the Isosceles, Weaver, and Modified Weaver or Chapman […]

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How I Spend my Sunday Afternoons

How I Spend my Sunday Afternoons

I realize that how I spend my Sunday afternoons may not sound like the most exciting topic, but trust me, you’ll likely find some valuable information in what I’m about to share with you. The fact is, I work 6 days a week because I love what I do. The only reason I take Sunday […]

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My #1 Food Storage Secret

My #1 Food Storage Secret

All of the guns and ammo in the world won’t do you much good if you starve to death. Although, I realize that if the “stuff” ever hits the fan there are going to be a few knuckleheads who will say, “I’ll use my guns to commandeer food.” But I think most people are good, […]

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Gunshot First Aid Kits

Gunshot First Aid Kits

Ah, range day! Don’t you just love it? You have your gun, your safety glasses, hearing protection, targets, stapler and extra staples, and ammunition (lots of ammunition). You’re even one of those conscientious shooters that prepares for every contingency, so you have your own First Aid Kit. But is it the right kit for the […]

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The East Coast Storm and 72-hour kits

The East Coast Storm and 72-hour kits

Last week I wrote about the checklist I use to escape my house in an emergency in less than five minutes. One of the items on my checklist to grab was my 72-hour kits. I ended up getting several emails from people wanting to know the contents of my kit and where I get it. […]

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5-Minute Emergency Checklist

5-Minute Emergency Checklist

This past summer I remember watching the news about the devastating fires in Colorado. Many of the people interviewed said the all too familiar “we had no idea the fire was so close to our house, we only had minutes to evacuate.” If you found yourself in their position would you be able to evacuate […]

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My Four Guns for the End of America

My Four Guns for the End of America

A lot of folks think the downfall of this country is going to be Obama getting re- elected… Others believe it will be when the dollar is replaced by the Chinese Yuan as the world’s reserve currency… And still others think it’s going to be war with either Iran or North Korea or maybe both. […]

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My Earthquake Personal Protection Tools

My Earthquake Personal Protection Tools

Last week we had a 5.8 earthquake in the DC area. I realize that to people out in California that’s nothing, but on the east, we’re not used to that sort of thing. I happened to be on the top floor of a building at the time and to tell you the truth I thought […]

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