Posted on 12 February 2014
With a huge part of the nation facing way-below-normal-temperatures, some of the nation having just experienced snow and ice storms, and another chunk of the nation facing more snow, sleet and ice storms today/tomorrow, it seems appropriate to review a few emergency preparation items.
Posted on 29 January 2014
The CDC checklist has 22 items on it that run the gamut from food to electronics to towing equipment. I’m going to try to address them in common groups to include electronics, tools, warmth, emergency vehicle equipment, survival supplies.
Posted on 18 December 2013
When you decide to select your personal defense weapon, take a look around. Read. Get educated about options. Talk to your friends who shoot. Remember that everyone’s opinion is exactly that: their opinion; and it’s based on what they like or don’t like (just like mine). Decide for yourself. Try different pistols out.
Posted on 19 November 2013
When was the last time you reviewed the items that are a part of your EDC to see if you needed to update anything?
Posted on 11 November 2013
In this article we’re going to look at a few of the more popular handgun designs for the 9x19mm Parabellum, the pros and cons of each, and solicit your feedback on which is your preferred or favorite pistol (in this caliber).
Posted on 31 October 2013
The only way to survive a violent attack and emerge victorious against evil is to train for it and respond to it with greater justified and completely moral violence. Until that reality becomes accepted and spread through our schools, violence will continue; the loss of innocent lives will continue; and politicians will continue to use such horrific events, leveraging them for their own power-grabbing agendas.
Posted on 09 October 2013
While we stand shoulder to shoulder as First Responders, there is a fundamental difference between the way that police officers, paramedics and firefighters view 911 responses.
Posted on 06 September 2013
Way back in the 1980s a company called GLOCK introduced the Model 17 9mm pistol. It had, of all things, a polymer frame. Now I’m not technically savvy enough to tell you the difference between polymer and plastic but, in my opinion, too many people jumped on the “oh my gosh, a plastic gun!” bandwagon […]
Posted on 21 August 2013
The challenge we face in our country is that the “age of full responsibility” varies from state to state and by topic. For example, the age of full responsibility where military service is concerned is 18.
Posted on 16 August 2013
Obviously the answer is different for everyone. While I HAVE slept on the cold wet ground in a sleeping bag not rated for the temperatures experienced, I’ve also “camped” in a Recreational Vehicle (motor home) at scuba diving sites. I’ve camped in locations where everything I had was carried in on my back and I’ve camped in areas where I drove up to the campsite and opened up the hatch on my Jeep to unload gear.