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EDC & Preparedness2021-08-06T13:31:26-07:00

BUILDING A GO BAG | Important Considerations

In any disaster or crisis, whether natural or man-made, there are two basic options: shelter in place or evacuation. The goal in evacuation is to get to a place of safety. You not only need to know where you are but the route and alternate routes to get back to safety. You also need the right tools and most importantly know how to use them. Tools without training will do you little good. THE GO [...]

By |December 1st, 2021|

SUPPLY CHAIN CRISIS | What To Expect And How To Protect Yourself

By |November 19th, 2021|

It started with people fighting over toilet paper. Then household items started disappearing for the retailer’s shelves. This was followed by raising prices and shrinking package sizes. Earlier this year we began hearing of a shortage of truckers, and of hundreds of container ships waiting for weeks, sometimes longer, to [...]

END OF YEAR PREPS | Five (Free) Things To Do Before 2022

By |November 10th, 2021|

As 2021 comes to a close, it’s a great time for us to consider just how much the world has changed, and how those changes affect us. More importantly, it’s also an excellent time to consider how to be better prepared for what may come next. Even if you consider [...]

ON THE CUTTING EDGE | Three Must-Have Survival Blades

By |October 4th, 2021|

For many of us a knife is the ultimate survival tool. The notion of leaving home without one is well, unthinkable. If you’re like me, you probably have a favorite “go to” knife that you regularly carry. But you also have a variety of blades that you use as conditions [...]

HYDRATION BASICS

By |September 27th, 2021|

Replacing body fluids is the single most important thing that we can do to manage heat stress and maximize performance. Adequate water intake reduces strain on the cardiovascular system and reduces heat-related stresses and injuries. Dehydration leads to decreased balance, coordination, speed, strength and endurance. It degrades attention, reaction time, [...]

THE GET OUTTA DODGE TRUCK | Loaded for Survival

By |September 23rd, 2021|

The phrase “Get Outta Dodge” (G.O.D.) originated in Dodge City, Kansas, during the wild days of the 1870s. The Santa Fe Trail gave way to buffalo hunters, then to cattle drives, all of which led to lots of lawlessness. Marshals like Billy Brooks, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson, Mysterious Dave Mather, [...]

PREPPER’S FATIGUE

By |September 21st, 2021|

Watching the news can be overwhelming. From natural to man-made catastrophes, the constant stream of “disaster” reporting is relentless. And for those of us who prepare for such events, it often feels like no matter what we do, it’ll never be enough. This is sometimes referred to as prepper’s fatigue, [...]

ESSENTIAL PREPARATIONS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

By |September 3rd, 2021|

The job of a police officer has never been easy, and probably never will be. But, for many in the law enforcement community, things only get worse when there’s a natural or man-made disaster. While most people take refuge at home, and focus on caring for themselves and their families, [...]

LIFE SKILLS | If You Go to Guns You Failed

By |March 9th, 2021|

  Back in the days when I was working in executive protection, we had a team leader (TL) who was a seasoned, salty dog. In the field for several decades and on the verge of retirement, at a pre-deployment briefing he once said to us “As protective agents, if you [...]

LIFE SKILLS | Stairway to Performance

By |February 11th, 2021|

  “When the time for performance has arrived, the time for preparation has passed.” – Thomas B. Monson The difference between shooting skill and performance, is best illustrated by champion shooter Rob Leatham’s timeless quote “Shooting well requires a level of understanding, a level of skill and a level of [...]

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