In this increasingly unsafe world, we as individuals need to adjust our behaviors to better ensure the safety of ourselves and our loved ones. We first need to be “situationally aware” of our surroundings, actively observing what is going on around us and looking for possible threats. Threats can be … [Read more...] about What is EDC?
On the afternoon of Easter Sunday, the Tunnel Fire was first reported. It was a small fire of less than one acre, and after about four hours of work, the National Forest Service reported it was out. Two days later, driven by 50 mile-per-hour winds, the smoldering Tunnel Fire reignited. Being less … [Read more...] about Are You Safe?
Our normal day-to-day lives are risk-filled adventures that sometimes get out of hand. While we live in a society that provides us protection from much that can harm us, we crafty humans find ways around the protections all the time. Let’s talk about a few examples and what could or should have been … [Read more...] about Don’t Be the One Who Says: ‘That Won’t Happen to Me’
In these troubling days, we’re watching in real time as citizens of a sovereign country are attacked by a much larger aggressor. They are in a very precarious position because of the overwhelming power advantage of the aggressor. Throughout the history of civilization, human greed has manifested … [Read more...] about Considering the Gift of King James II
We tend to think of our home as our castle or our safe space. We should all be fortunate enough to feel safe in our homes. While it may “feel” safe, there are several steps you can take to improve its safety. Hardening is defined as “to make or become tougher and more clearly defined.” We should … [Read more...] about Hardening Your Home
Tis the season of resolutions. Some are kept, many slip by the wayside, perhaps to be repeated next year. We suggest an alternative at which you’re more likely to succeed: “What if?” None of us ever want to be in a situation where we need to take emergency actions. We make choices on a constant … [Read more...] about New Year’s Resolution: What If?
Are you prepared, both mentally and physically, to defend yourself should the need arise? Many of us may think that, because we’ve chosen to arm ourselves with a firearm or other defensive tool, we’re good to go. But, it’s not that simple. It’s been said that the best defense is a good offense. … [Read more...] about Are You Prepared for Self Defense?
Every action we take in our lives includes an element of risk. Both consciously and subconsciously, we constantly evaluate those risks and then modify our behavior. The result is a risk level that we as individuals are comfortable with. Daily activities as simple as crossing a street are … [Read more...] about Managing Risk in Your Life
Marksmanship is a perishable skill. If you don’t practice, your accuracy, speed and familiarity will diminish. The solution is simple: practice, practice, practice. While it may be difficult to get excited about doing dry fire drills at home, there is an alternative that is both fun and allows you … [Read more...] about When Practice is Fun
August is the national “Let’s Go Shooting” month, sponsored by the National Sports Shooting Foundation (NSSF). It’s the month that experienced shooters are encouraged to take a “plus one” with them to the range and introduce someone new to the great fun and challenges that shooting sports … [Read more...] about It’s ‘Let’s Go Shooting’ Month