What does “preparing for the worst case” mean?

In both the self defense and prepping communities, people talk about preparing — training and equipping — for “the worst case scenario”. “We train for the worst case”, schools brag (and their students claim). What, actually, is the worst case? The mind runs wild If...

Your Hump Day Reading List for January 10, 2018

Like a bad penny, I just keep turning up — but unlike a bad penny, what I bring you every Wednesday is actually worth something! Here’s another great group of articles to help you keep yourself and your loved ones safe from all sorts of bad things.     Pay attention...

Where are your tripwires?

Whether you’re prepping for survival or studying self defense against a criminal, you need to consider the circumstances under which you’d respond — where your tripwires are, the things that will trigger your response. Some people call them “a line in the sand” or...

Your Hump Day Reading List for December 6, 2017

Christmas is coming, and I’m bringing lots of joy in the form of personal safety and preparedness information!     Oldies but goodies Most of these self defense myths have disappeared from the mainstream, but they seem to crop up whenever ill-informed relatives gather...

Your Hump Day Reading List for November 29, 2017

November is winding down, but the great information in the Hump Day Reading List never ends!   Want to host a training course? Here’s how. On Monday I said I was looking to teach in more parts of the country during 2018, and invited you to host one of my classes. I’m...

Your Hump Day Reading List for November 29, 2017

November is winding down, but the great information in the Hump Day Reading List never ends!   Want to host a training course? Here’s how. On Monday I said I was looking to teach in more parts of the country during 2018, and invited you to host one of my classes. I’m...
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