A CAPACITY FOR VIOLENCE

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The Threat is Real

Since 9/11 the nation has become more attuned to the fact that evil exists in this world and that we need those who will fight against it. More than ever the general public has acknowledged the incredible duty that our police, firefighters, and military take on every day. But, what makes these people who they are? Who are these heroes that stand in the gap when evil comes to steal, kill and destroy?

In Dave Grossman’s excellent book On Combat, he describes three types of people that exist in our society: Sheep, Wolves, and Sheepdogs. He explains that “Most of the people in our society are sheep. Read More

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ESTIMATE SUNDOWN USING YOUR FINGERS

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It’s Getting Dark

Daylight has a powerful effect on our circadian rhythms. We schedule our lives around the rising and setting of the sun. With the exception of hunting season, most of us probably don’t focus on the times for sunrise and sunset. It happens without our influence every single day.

We’ve all been in the position of having certain things to accomplish before it gets dark. Outside and in the woods, Read More

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DEAD DROPS AND DAUGHTERS

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Passing Notes

The “dead drop” has its history firmly rooted in espionage tradecraft. If you’re not familiar with the term, it’s simply a way to pass messages between two people using a secret location that doesn’t require the two of them to meet. Also known as a “dead letter box”, the container is usually hidden in a location that wouldn’t raise suspicions if either operative were seen there. Read More

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