The best defense is still not being there

A few weeks back I wrote an article on why I don’t entertain the notion of “what-if” scenarios. If you haven’t read it, you should. On a somewhat related note, I also don’t entertain the notion of the foregone conclusion scenario. It’s the one that presupposes a...

Keep your perspective as safe as you keep your jewelry

Believe it or not, the job I do isn’t actually all that pleasant. I’ve run into a lot of people who tell me they’d “love” to have my job; they tell me that “it must be fun”. They see the travel, or focus on the guns and shooting, without thought to what those things...

The fishing hook fantasy

Why do so many survival kit suggestions have fishing gear in them? Over the years I’ve noticed that survival/escape/bugout/get-home kit contents always seem to include fishing gear. I don’t mean poles, reels, and aluminum boats with fish-finding radar, but hooks,...

Your Hump Day Reading List for June 14, 2018

Wednesday the 13th is extra lucky, and I’ll prove it by sharing some really great articles to help keep you and your family safer and more secure!     I wish I’d written this. It’s that good. This article from the Preparedness Advice blog is pure gold. The author...

Your Hump Day Reading List for June 6, 2018

It’s the first Wednesday of June? Why, let’s celebrate with some great self defense, personal safety, and family preparedness articles!     How will you protect your children? When you have children, defense planning gets substantially more complicated. The younger...

“But what if…”

In my job I get some wonderful emails from people who’ve read one of my books or taken one of my classes. I also get awful emails, usually from people who’ve done neither of those things. There is a special class of email, though, that I really dislike getting. It’s...
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