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Fire Week – Day 1 – Spark

As part of National Preparedness Month, I am going to spend this week discussing the components of fire. How to make it, and how to sustain it.  Some of you may not think that building a fire is that big of a deal, and many times it is not, however trying to build a fire when you need one, during sub-optimal conditions can be a challenge at best, and life or death at worst. Fire …

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Do you have the skill-set?

One thing that I see over and over in the firearms community, and other areas as well, is that people like to buy all kinds of gear, but they never take the time to learn how to properly use it. After the mass shooting in Colorado I discussed this with Chris Clifton from Defensive Concepts NC, and he told me that a lot of people who buy firearms for protection do not know enough to …

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September – National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Preparedness means a lot of different things to different people, and this month I plan to write a good bit about what preparedness means to me. I’ve mentioned before that I am an Eagle Scout. I was active in scouting from the first grade, all the way until I graduated from high school. One of the most important lessons I learned from scouting was practical preparedness. We never sat down …

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