Violence Prevention and Response

Semper Paratus (Always Ready) The weather was cool, but it was a nice evening for dinner downtown with his wife and daughter. Chris parked his truck in the adjoining parking lot as the girls jumped out and headed toward the restaurant to get their…

When You Can’t Carry a Gun

Not an option It’s no secret that carrying a concealed pistol is one of the best tools for self-defense. If you already have your permit and actually carry your weapon, good on you. Unfortunately, there are sometimes circumstances that prevent your ability to carry…

Underwater Egress: Factors and Considerations for Getting Out Alive

Egress Escaping a submerged vehicle or aircraft is definitely not something that we think about that often, but according to the National Highway and Transportation Administration, about 400 people die every year in the U.S. from drowning in their vehicles. For example: Man rescued…

BOOBY-TRAPS: AWESOME, BUT ALSO PRACTICAL

Intra-office shenanigans Twelve of us in the office act busy at our computers while keeping one eye on the target as he enters the room and makes his way to the trap armed at his desk. Without alarming the target, everyone tries to smoothly…

IN DEFENSE OF TRAINING

  It’ll Never Happen to Me That’s the prevailing mindset of students that show up at the USAF SERE School. They say, “Other people get shot down or captured, but not me. It’ll never happen to me”. They’re here because the training is part…

THE END OF THE WORLD

The Sky is Falling I recently witnessed a fervent debate between a few coworkers on the conspiracies behind UN Agenda 21, FEMA death-camps, George Soros’ plan to take over the world and the connections to the end times. These coworkers are guys I trust….

PHYSICAL TRAINING AND SKILL TRANSLATION

The parallels of life You know what I love about sport? It’s a fantastic analogy for life itself. The drive it takes to push yourself further, to give 110% and push past the excuses is what makes people great athletes. That same determination carries…

EXITS: GET OUT ALIVE!

Open your eyes Escape is one of those skills we usually don’t think about until it’s too late. Most of us walk into buildings assuming you’ll leave the way you came in. It’s easy to become complacent with day to day routines because emergencies…