HOW TO MAKE BONE-DRY TINDER EVEN IN A DOWNPOUR

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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 make your own tinder using heartwood scrapings:

First, locate some dead wood. The dead limbs attached to the lower part of a tree underneath the live branches are known as squaw-wood.This is one of the easiest materials to use for creating dry tinder as these branches are somewhat protected from Read More

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VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND RESPONSE

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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 seat. He threw on his coat, locked up the car and turned to catch up with the girls already approaching the door of the restaurant. This night was like any other night and they looked forward to a good meal from a place they’d been to countless times. Read More

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WHEN YOU CAN’T CARRY A GUN

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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 a pistol. It could be that you live in a state or country that prohibits carrying a pistol or even owning a firearm. Read More

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