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Baghdad? (Lessons from Ferguson, MO)

Baghdad? (Lessons from Ferguson, MO)

Last week, the Huffington Post ran an article titled Baghdad USA. It described the chaos in Ferguson, MO and how protestors were lobbing Molotov cocktails at police and looting stores any chance they could get. This past Sunday, it was announced that the governor of Missouri was sending in the National Guard to try and […]

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3 Reasons I’ve Never Sent a Text Message

3 Reasons I’ve Never Sent a Text Message

I’ve never sent a text message before in my life. I realize that in today’s world this sounds unbelievable or bizarre but there are three important reasons why I’ve never done it and never will. 1. Situational Awareness – How many people do you know that walk around with their head down texting every chance […]

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Survival Gun: Air Rifle versus .22 Rifle

Survival Gun: Air Rifle versus .22 Rifle

I was about 10 years old when my father bought me my first air rifle. I’d been begging for one for years but mom had always told me no. One day, my father and I were at Sports Authority and I talked him into wandering over to the gun section. If my memory serves me […]

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Have CCW, Will Travel (To Las Vegas, Baby!)

Have CCW, Will Travel (To Las Vegas, Baby!)

So you’ve decided to go get a CCW. Good for you. You’ve made a decision many of us who read or are involved in this blog have already done. We all support and applaud your decision. You’ve taken your class and done what your state requires you to do to obtain the permit. You’ve checked […]

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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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