Ok this is a bit of a rant, and hopefully will make you think and perhaps re-evaluate your Everyday Carry Philosophy.
So first of all let’s get a couple of things out-of-the-way, I am not nor have I ever been an “operator”, Seal, Green Beret, Ranger, Seabee, or Cop. I have however spent lots of time with many who have worn those titles, and spent over 20 years studying various aspects of self-defense and survival. I am also an old fart and thus am entitled to spout off anything I so desire before returning to my curmudgeonly hidey hole, until which time I feel sufficiently perturbed to spout off again.
Ok so I have been carrying “EDC” items for 25 years or so, and admittedly once upon a time, I tried to do the whole YouTube commando tactical operator blackwater beard load-out. You know what? It was foo-king heavy and ridiculous. Listen I go into some really bad, Jihadist Somali neighborhoods on occasion and I STILL Don’t carry 20 lbs of she-ite on my belt and in my pants pockets. It’s ludicrous to think that I will need four blades, three guns, mace, a blowout kit, two multitools and 100 rounds of ammo, oh and chap-stick because you cannot possibly survive a day in the USA without something to soothe your wittle chapped lips.
I tried this shit and trust me, if my ass had fallen face first into a mud puddle I would have had to try to use one of my three fire starting methods to light my shitty chap-stick and signal for help before not only my two phones were water-logged , or I in fact drowned because all the “survival” shit I was carrying made it impossible to get up!
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I immediately set about to make the necessary modifications to the Mossberg, that allow it to work even better for our needs. Continue reading →
I consider the Snubby revolver to be a “Professionals” weapon. Not because “operators” and “Seal Teams” use them so you should too, but because if you are going to make the snub your carry gun, YOU need to train, practice and train and practice more so that you are at a “professional” level at all times with that weapon. Continue reading →
In the fast paced and sometimes dangerous world we find ourselves in, wouldn’t it be nice to get intelligence briefings and early warnings like the president and other world leaders? Continue reading →
So perhaps you are a dissident in Hong Kong, a Kurdish fighter in Iraq, or maybe just a freedom loving, constitutionally minded American, but what you know is you want some privacy in your web surfing and email communications. Continue reading →
Before you run out and buy a hi capacity 9mm or a custom 1911, you need to evaluate your situation and some factors that you should consider are: Continue reading →
In fact if you want to follow just one well known author to survive in the world we live in, I’d read Dave Ramsey instead of James Rawles. Continue reading →
“When it comes to Fieldcraft of the nasty kind, tools need to be neutral, simple, concealable and readily available to deploy and use..they also need to be disposable…. Keep this in mind when you are layering your Needle and Thread kit…..keep your family heirlooms at home .”
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I am moving toward a minimalist/ultralight daily carry method. Even though I keep a GHB (Get Home Bag) in the car, I wanted a little Ace up my sleeve so to speak in the event I was traveling with someone else or disaster prevented me from reaching the vehicle. Continue reading →
The Scene from Taken , (Which should be mandatory viewing for anyone with Teen Daughters simply because of the methods the bad-guys use to gain the trust and abduct the young women!) will make you evaluate how your children can be better prepared to deal with this situation. None of us are Liam Neeson characters, but all of can better prepare our families to deal with violent encounters by equipping them with training, tools and most importantly proper situational awareness to survive.
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