The critical skill no one teaches

The ability to judge risk is critical to the long game of self defense. (As it happens, it’s also critical to efficient preparedness, investing your retirement funds wisely, and the choice between flying or driving to your vacation destination.) Yet, despite its...

Your Hump Day Reading List for October 10, 2018

I’ve got another great selection of articles for you this week!      This happens too often, and I’m tired of it This one happened last July; yesterday I read of a 3-year-old who died when he got hold of an unsecured firearm. Too many kids are dying from accidental...

Your Hump Day Reading List for August 22, 2018

In addition to this week’s great articles, I have an announcement!       I’ve scheduled another revolver class! I’ll be in Phoenix, AZ on December 1 & 2 teaching my Threat-Centered Revolver course at the beautiful Ben Avery Shooting Center. The weather in Phoenix that...

Your Hump Day Reading List for August 8, 2018

It’s the first Wednesday of August — time to get your learning on!      Is that “CIA Letter Opener” really undetectable? Turns out that carbon fiber knives are, in fact, detectable. The author of this article looks at materials for undetectable knives, what works and...

Your Hump Day Reading List for July 18, 2018

  Wow, is it ever hot here in Oregon! If it’s scorching where you are, cool off with a nice beverage and these great articles!     This is a scary story, and you need to read it This is an article about how a photographer gets access to make pictures at the top of...

What if nothing happens?

No matter what the preparedness focus, be it just self defense or a full-blown disaster, in the back of everyone’s mind is a little voice that wonders if they’re not being just a little silly. “After all”, the little voice says, “you’re spending a lot of your time,...