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Random Power Outage Thoughts:

When my phone woke me up at 4:55am this morning my alarm clock was blinking 12:03, telling me that the power had went been out, and only come back on a few minutes before I woke up. After I left work work my wife sent me a text message and said that the power went out completely, and it stayed out until just about 4:00pm. When I was driving in to work I hit the …

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Don’t Forget: Your Car is a Great Weapon

A frightening video was released by the Arlington, TX Police department yesterday showing a woman being pulled from her car at an ATM by a subject with a gun, and being forced into the trunk. I don’t want to downplay the seriousness of the situation by Monday morning quarterbacking it too much, but there are a few lessons from the video that we can all benefit from: Your car is a great weapon. It’s big …

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Carry A Knife

You never know when it will come in handy… Sad that there were all those people standing around wanting to help saying “Who’s got a knife? Anybody have a knife? We need a knife!” Stay sharp.

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Icemageddeon 2015 is Looming

Alright folks, it’s that time again. One of the couple times a year that we actually see winter weather in here in the south. Parts of Eastern NC are looking at a 1/4″ of ice overnight tonight, which is certain to bring some power outages, and cause chaos on the roads. So, are you ready? Do you have a safe heat source should your home lose power? It’s uncommon for homes here in the south …

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If You Don’t EDC a Flashlight, You’re Wrong

Last week my wife and I slipped out on a weeknight for dinner at a local Mexican restaurant. It was a dark, rainy night, and we just wanted to get out of the house for a bit. I, of course, was packing my usual EDC gear (Springfield XDs 9mm in a Crossbreed MiniTuck, the Streamlight ProTac HL flashlight that’s been filling EDC duty after my 5.11 ATAC PLx died, keys, wallet, etc.) While we were …

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IDPA On The Cheap – 70

Making a big equipment investment when you are getting into competitive shooting can be a hard thing to do if you don’t know if you will like the game. This week we talk about some low cost equipment options for getting into competition shooting, specifically IDPA. You’ll want a pistol and at least 3 magazines to start. Next you’ll want a holster, here’s a few inexpensive options that we’ve used: Blackhawk! Sportster (Don’t buy a …

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Bad Weather on the Way

If you’re in Eastern NC, and you have been out in a public place in the last 14-18 hours, you’ve probably sensed the hysteria building. Here in the Triangle were expecting 3-5″ of snow, with areas closer to the coast expecting up to 12″. As a native Michigander this isn’t much, but for the southern natives who don’t have a lot of experience driving in the snow, this can prove to be treacherous when heading …

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Bizarro Week: Be Prepared/Situational Awareness

This afternoon I found myself saving the day for an unsuspecting member of the general public. I had to use a public restroom, and not long after entering the stall, I heard a voice from the other side of the wall. “Hey man, Could you pass me some toilet paper? There’s none over here.” I happily obliged, and passed this poor soul some TP under the wall. Checking for TP is one of the things …

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Recommend Watching: Netflix Edition

You do have Netflix, right? Les Stroud “Survivorman” I’m a huge Les Stroud fan. The guy is the real deal when it comes to preparedness and wilderness survival. No frills, no camera tricks, no BS. If you like his show, you should also get his book, I think I’ve read it 2-3 times… Bear Grylls “Worst Case Scenario” Ok, I’ve never been a huge Bear Grylls fan, and frankly I think a most of what …

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State of the NC Shooting Sports – Ep.41

There’s a lot of exciting things happening in the world of North Carolina shooting sports: Our friends over at the Zombie Shooters Association recently became an official USPSA club which will allow them to host USPSA matches, which is awesome. They also held a ZSA Mini Gauntlet match at Range 37PSR and they raised over $1,100 for the Green Beret Foundation. Caswell Ranch in Prospect Hill, NC recently began holding USPSA matches again after a …

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