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Quick Tip #1- The Modern Minuteman

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Have a chest rig ready to go at a moments notice.

We live in strange times. The normalcy bias tells us that nothing bad has happened before, so nothing bad will happen in the future. Probably not the safest way to live.

We’ve seen rioting and all sorts of chaos when the weather turns bad, during social unrest and the like. What happens when the gunfight outside your door lasts for more than one magazine? Continue reading Quick Tip #1- The Modern Minuteman

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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. Continue reading A CAPACITY FOR VIOLENCE

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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, Continue reading ESTIMATE SUNDOWN USING YOUR FINGERS

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