What do fishooks have to do with preparedness and self defense? It's more about what they DON'T have to do with preparedness and self defense. It's all about asking the right questions.
A woman in Tennessee recently learned — the hard way — a lesson about trusting her child's friends, and her experience is a caution for the rest of us.
Some of the worst questions start with "but what if..." Find out why I avoid answering those questions.
What does minimalism have in common with preparedness? You might be surprised.
What's important in self defense and preparedness? One way to measure is the likelihood of something happening, but it's not easy to ascertain that without a tool, a standard.
Today's blog introduces that standard: The Plausibility Line.
What is a balanced rifle and why is it important? Well, I'll tell you...
Another no-nonsense look at defensive gun use; this time, it's all about rifle capacity and the "short duration gunfight".
Why do we focus so much on marketing defensive shooting, and very little on how to stay safe? Because there's no money in the latter, and almost anything can be spun to make it a shooting problem. Here's one example.
What happens when your desire for protection conflicts with the life you lead? Here's one example.
(Notice the change in labeling? Readers requested that I swap the title and subtitle, so they could see the actual topics in their podcast player. I'm happy to oblige!)
What happens when you take self defense and preparedness too far? Believe it or not, chef and inveterate traveler Anthony Bourdain has the answer.
I've come to the conclusion that the defensive training world is doing something wrong, something which leads their students in the wrong direction regarding responsible self-defense.
Because of this, I've made an evolution in what I teach. Listen to learn more.
The goal of self defense isn't to get to your gun, or to use your gun — it's to get out of danger.
Listen to what happens when instructors forget that.
Here I go again...this time, I'm tearing into the notion of "winning a fight" and some people are going to be awfully mad at me!
Ever heard of "defensive gun use porn"? Ever read any of it? Here's why I don't like it, don't promote it, and suggest that you avoid it.
You may have been taught to move off the line of attack as part of drawing your defensive firearm. Why, though, is that important? It's not what you think, and probably not what your instructor thinks either!
Should you avoid carrying the gun you like just because it might be taken as evidence in a self defense incident? I think not, and today I explain why.
What does the term "worst case scenario" bring to mind? I'll bet I have a different way of looking at it than you do!
Understanding your tripwires, what they are and where they're set, is key to living a prepared yet relaxed life. Here's why.
What did I do in 2017 - and what plans do I have for 2018? Listen to find out, and how YOU can be a part of them!
Can you take care of the safety and security preparations you've made — or plan to make? It's an important question too few consider!
I was recently asked why I don't have logo apparel for sale on my website. The answer may surprise you.
Does the Las Vegas attack have you rethinking going to concerts or other public events? I think that's the wrong attitude, and in this episode I explain why.
58 people dead and over 500 wounded — what can we learn from this attack to keep ourselves safer?
Is bugging out always a good idea? In this episode, I look at the idea a little differently and give you actionable ways to do it properly!
Avoiding a fight is always preferable to being in one, but not many people think of it in the way I'm going to describe.