How to Make Bone-Dry Tinder Even in a Downpour

Problem: Cold and Wet So what do you do when you’re out in a torrential rain with no man-made tinder on you and you need to get a fire going? Everything is soaking wet and finding dry tinder is really challenging. Here’s how to…

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…

HACK FOR DRYING GLOVES ON THE FLY

  Problem: Cold/Wet Hands It’s not always convenient to wear bulky winter gloves with a gortex shell since most of the work people do with their hands involve more complex motor skills. If you’re wearing lightweight gloves, they’re probably not waterproof and that means…

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…