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

Next Level Preparations: Tools, Supplies and Spare Parts

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 things are essential, but it often seems that every time you finish one thing, there’s always something else to do. This, however, is not a [...]

By |April 26th, 2022|

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 [...]


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, [...]


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, [...]


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 [...]

Counter-Blade Concepts

By |February 5th, 2021|

Skills To Help You Survive Edged-Weapon Attacks. Facing an attacker armed with a knife or another edged weapon is one of the most terrifying situations you could ever imagine. While many martial arts and defensive tactics systems claim to teach defenses that will work against a knife attack, the more [...]

LIFE SKILLS | A Sharp Mind

By |January 21st, 2021|

  Your most powerful weapon is your mind. It doesn’t need batteries and never runs out of bullets. We all know what mental focus is, but how is it employed in a fight for your life? There are the four critical elements of staying mentally focused under extreme duress: perception, [...]

Go to Top