,

Reliable Safe

In this week’s Must-Read articles you will learn the 7 skills to learn from hikers, why a cheap safe is not reliable, how to conceal carry while backpacking, understanding and dealing with insulin, and the major difference between being a leader vs. being a boss. Let’s dive in… 7 Survival Skills Hikers Learn on the …

,

Why You Need an Air Rifle

How many times have you been getting ready for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and you realize you need milk, eggs, butter or some other staple? Since grocery stores frequently change their hours during the holidays, a lot of folks end up running to a local convenience store to buy last minute items. This is exactly …

,

Stun Gun Flashlight

In this week’s mailbag I’ll discuss the the stun gun flashlight, my preferred defensive ammo and home defense gun, access to training and much more. Let’s dive in… Which type of long gun should I bring to Ultimate Spy Week? -Mark J Answer: The majority of people who attend Spy Week bring an AR-15, however, you …

,

Secret Hiding Places

As a fellow “survivalist”, you know that your equipment is critically important to your very existence in a crisis. Just one single item could mean the difference between life or death for you and your family. An EDC (“every day carry”) knife is a good example, right? The right knife can be used to break …

,

Training Day

It was early one afternoon on a chilly day in the late fall and I was running a training (evaluation) exercise for our new candidates for the Hard Targets team in Directorate of Operations. They were from a few different agencies within the Intelligence Community’s Operations Directorates (and one was even from an outside agency). …

,

Home Security

In this week’s mailbag I’ll discuss the Ruger Security 9, background checks, air rifles, editing your home defense plan to fit your limits, shoulder holster suggestions and more. Let’s dive in… I read recently that one of the guns you own is a Ruger 9 mm, although I cannot recall the exact model. I personally …

,

First 60 Minutes

Imagine sitting at home one evening when you notice the sky turning an ominous color green and the next thing you know it’s pouring down rain, while devastating winds are ripping apart your home. Well, this is exactly what happened to Mary Branstetter and her husband, who live in Nowata County, Oklahoma. According to Mary, …

,

Training Your Eyes for the Dark

Earlier this year, Hurricane Florence hit the Carolina’s hard, dropping over 35 inches of rain and causing over $12 billion in damages. As a Category 4 hurricane with sustained winds over 130 mph, one of the biggest threats resulting from the storm was the occurrence of freshwater flooding, especially in North Carolina. In Bladen County, …

,

Close Quarters Gun Fighting

In this week’s mailbag I’ll provide you with information on the Close Quarters Gun Fighting class, CCW requirements, wildfire safety, the benefit of safe blankets and more. Let’s dive in… Please provide more info on the Close Quarters Gun Fighting class… Location, timeframe, requirements, etc… – Lenny O Answer: The Close Quarters Gun Fighting Class …

,

Beware During the Holidays

Here are 5 Ways to Stay Safer This Year Unfortunately, during Thanksgiving and Christmas, many cities see an uptick in crime, especially crimes such as burglaries. For instance, last Thanksgiving, police in West, TX received multiple calls on Thanksgiving night regarding vehicle and home burglaries. At least nine vehicles and two homes were burglarized, with …

,

Beginners Guide

In this week’s Must-Read articles you will find a beginner’s guide to AR’s, how you can find good reloading brass, first aid tricks in a pinch, poisonous plants to watch for and how to reset your finances. Let’s dive in… AR-15 Beginners Guide Have you been interested in AR’s and just didn’t know where to …