Originally posted on RealDefense:
So you took a basic gun safety class, now what else do you need to know?
- Know Your Local Self-Defense Laws
- Consider these your “Rules of Engagement”
- Read Andrew Branca’s “The Law of Self-Defense”
- Know How to Spot Trouble Before it Happens
- Read material from Craig Douglas (SouthNarc)
- Read Defensive Living by Ed Lovette
- Watch videos of muggings on YouTube
- Take a close look at the body language of the assailants prior to them striking their victims
- Read Street Smarts, Firearms, and Personal Security by Kelly McCann
- Know How to Draw Your Gun Efficiently From Concealment While under Stress
- This means not using a cheap nylon holster.
- This means practicing your draw at home
- Know How to Deploy a Less Lethal Weapon Efficiently
- Not every problem is a gun problem…
- If you are carrying pepper gas, where is it right now?
- Know some Unarmed Combatives
- Not every problem is a…
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Create your plan, practice your plan, modify your plan, practice your plan and be “flexible” with your plan because like my buddy from across the pound wrote above “no plan survives contact with the enemy.”
If we got the knowledge (foundation) and skills (training) our chances of survivability will be greater than the lazy neighbor down the street with years worth of food and no plan.
I found this last summer on the top of a shelf in the garage. It is from the previous owner of the house. The kettle does not looks like it has every been used so I am going to assume that the buyer forgot about it or hide it so well that she/he couldn’t find it.
The Thermette was invented in 1929 in New Zealand by John Ashley Hart. It was standard issue to the New Zealand army serving in the North Africa during WW2 when it was known as the ‘Benghasi Boiler’. For more about the history of this item click here Theremette.
This version was made during 1960 to 1970 period. This kettle was designed for boiling water while cooking your meal in a saucepan or frying pan sitting on the top outdoors using twigs and other small combustible materials; these devices consist of a water jacket surrounding a fire chamber which creates an upward chimney draft ensuring efficient and rapid boiling even in windy or wet weather. Low tech at it best but still I like my Jetboil because of the size. Yet if I run out of fuel at least I got one in case of a disaster.
Originally posted on TheSurvivalPlaceBlog:
By Pat B
When we think of trees in survival situations, we tend to gravitate to the obvious. Trees give us wood for our camp fires. They provide structure to our shelters, materials from which shelters can be built. These are all accurate perceptions, but trees, if you know them, can contribute much more to our chances of survival than just something to burn and something to build with.
Consider for a moment the varieties of nut trees that grow on the North American continent. There are hickories, walnuts, buckeyes, pecans, and hazel nuts to name just a few. Then consider the wild fruit trees, from plums to persimmons crab apples to mulberries. It becomes clear that at certain seasons, trees can provide a wide variety of food supplies.
1. Oak Tree
Even the oak tree produces acorns which can be turned into meal or flour; the trick is to…
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