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EDC & PREPAREDNESS

EDC & Preparedness2020-09-05T09:59:38-07:00

Let There Be Light — and Lasers

Keeping up with the latest technology is a lesson I learned long ago. Back in the Nixon era, I hung out with a pretty good group of buds at college. At a party the girlfriend of one of the guys brought along a friend, a stunningly beautiful young woman just starting a career as a schoolteacher. While the other guys fought in the backyard to see who would ask her out, I managed to contain [...]

By |September 10th, 2020|
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Streamlight Protac 90

By |September 10th, 2020|

How many flashlights are too many? I can’t count that high. Living in the country like I do, I have lights stashed all over. Unless you’re a long step away from one, it’s too far to be handy! Streamlight’s new Protac 90 is triple-handy if you ask me. Aside from [...]

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Streamlight Stylus PRO USB Penlight

By |September 10th, 2020|

People recommend many noble ideas, but few follow through with action. One such apothegm is, “always carry a flashlight.” Easier said than done. Until now. The Streamlight Stylus PRO is, quite literally, pen-sized, yet packs a wallop. The high mode beams 350 lumens for up to 1.5 hours while the [...]

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Every Day Carry (EDC)

By |September 10th, 2020|

Everyday carry (EDC) gear options have exploded in recent years, offering fantastic innovation to those who like to be prepared — having the actual tools on their person at all times. Here we enjoy some thoughtful designs around ankle holstering, a flashlight well designed for pocket carry, a highly-engineered front-opening [...]

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Gear Showcase: Safety and Security

By |September 9th, 2020|

My wife thinks I’m OCD about having back-up supplies for my personal consumable items. Perhaps I am, but she ended up pleased we weren’t caught short during the Great Toiler Paper Shortage 2020. She also liked I had extra packs of hand-cleaning wipes and similar items. Those planning skills (yes, [...]

The Fallacy of “Bugging Out”

By |September 8th, 2020|

One tactic constantly being thrown around during survival, self-reliance and preparedness discussions is the concept of “bugging out.”   Simply put, this is the idea when a large-scale emergency or social disruption occurs, you will grab your BOB (Bug Out Bag), jump into your official Bug Out Vehicle, call in the [...]

Less Lethal: Talking Advantage Of New Technology

By |September 1st, 2020|

Tools For A Variety Of Situations And Distances. The oldest-known weapon used by man was an impact weapon, be it a bone, rock or tree branch. In this most-simple form, they were used, literally, to beat back early man. Today we have more modern options (we might call them batons), [...]

Project Triage

By |September 1st, 2020|

By Ben Douglas Life-Saving Tourniquets. On August 18, 2012, St. Croix Police Chief, Christopher Howell and his partner, Officer Elsworth Jones, an experienced SWAT officer, were working a recent armed robbery series when they responded to a robbery at a restaurant in a remote area of the island. They were [...]

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Simply Rugged Holsters

By |September 1st, 2020|

Tough As Their Name Says They Are By Mark Hampton As the story goes, Rob Leahy started making holsters at his kitchen table because he was having a difficult time finding the perfect fit for his S&W N-Frame. While experimenting with different designs and leather, Rob soon discovered he could [...]