EDC & Preparedness2022-01-26T10:54:40-08:00

Summer Medical Preparedness

Summer is coming, and most people are outside just a wee bit more. Even though we missed covering Stop the Bleed during May, the material is important enough to be covered anytime. Obligatory caveat: I’m not a doctor, a nurse, a physician’s assistant, a paramedic, or even a currently certified emergency medical technician (though I was for many years). (Photo credit Wikicommons) We are driving, walking or hiking, camping, boating, and hitting the [...]

By |May 31st, 2023|

Riding Around In My Automobile

By |April 5th, 2023|

It's hard to go through life without interacting with vehicles – driving or riding in one. Most of us do it daily. So, what are some of the concerns that go with a car? Awareness is a key issue. Regardless of what you do for a living, be conscious of [...]


By |March 28th, 2023|

The Dark Angel Medical Special Purpose Emergency Aid Rig (S.P.E.A.R.) Trauma Kit is the newest addition to the Dark Angel Medical product line. The S.P.E.A.R. Trauma Kit was five years in the making. Dark Angel Medical looked at existing low-profile trauma kits and how they could improve them. The S.P.E.A.R. [...]

Office Carry Worth Losing Your Job?

By |March 7th, 2023|

Risk Assessments And Firearms Trainers There is an elephant in the firearms training room – too few instructors critically assess the impact of carrying a firearm in the everyday lives of their students. Let's face it, many instructors are cops or military (active or retired). They work in a 2A-heavy [...]

The Next Crisis

By |February 21st, 2023|

People sometimes hold preconceived notions of how a particular event (crisis) will unfold. In the real world, however, few things ever play out how we expect. Too narrow a focus can often result in severe consequences for people who tailor-fit all their preparations to an anticipated threat. In this article, [...]

Emergency water storage and disinfection

By |September 27th, 2022|

If the last two years have taught us anything, it is that absolutely anything is possible. Events and circumstances that were previously unimaginable have now become commonplace. I won’t elaborate since my goal is to provide information and to encourage folks to plan, not to kick up a hornet’s nest. [...]

Portable Emergency Power – The EcoFlow Delta Max smart generator

By |August 24th, 2022|

Whether it's a natural or manufactured crisis, or something as common as a temporary power outage, emergency back-up power is crucial in keeping you and your family secure and connected. For many years, fuel-operated generators were the only option. Although highly effective, fuel generators have several significant limitations. In this [...]

The Gold (and Silver) Standard

By |August 10th, 2022|

Why Preppers should also be Stackers Precious metals, especially gold (Au) and silver (Ag), are among some of the most sought-after elements on earth. They have been used as money for thousands of years. Having physical gold and silver is one of the ways ordinary people can protect their wealth [...]

Perimeter Defense – Creating Your Safe Space with Barbed Wire

By |May 30th, 2022|

Security and self-defense are usually two of the top priorities in any survival situation. Having the proper self-defense tools, and knowing how to use them effectively, is crucial to this strategy, and so is creating a defensive perimeter around your property. While no amount of security will stop a determined [...]

Next Level Preparations: Tools, Supplies and Spare Parts

By |April 26th, 2022|

Preparedness is all about expanding your options. I usually encourage people to initially focus on the basics – food, water, first aid, medical, sanitation/hygiene, self-defense/security, knowing when to stay put, and when to get out. After that, depending on the particular situation, maybe add some more advanced preps. All these [...]

IT’S NOT TOO LATE | Essential, Next Level Food Preps.

By |April 5th, 2022|

Essential preparedness supplies - gear and equipment - seem to be getting more difficult to obtain, and everything you find is more expensive. Fortunately, there are still options, and some are even affordable. Food is one of the essential preps a person can make, second only to security and self-defense. [...]

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