How Far Are You Willing to Go?

When it comes to personal safety, one of the things that I really try to bring home to my students is a simple concept. How far are you willing to go to ensure that you get out of the situation in one piece? This simple question will give you a pretty clear idea on whether…

Seeking Attention/Fame on Social Media

This post is a bit outside of my normal topic range. But seeking fame or even just attention on social media can put you in danger of a whole host of problems, from jail time to death threats. Today we are going to look at some social media attempts at fame that went wrong. We…

Your Own Worst Enemy

One of my all-time favorite movies is Oh Brother Where Art Thou. I have many times over watched it just for the music. But the story itself has always been something entertaining. It dawned on me the other day that there was something else about the movie that struck me, even though I had left…

Cold Steel 1917 Frontier Bowie

I have added to the armory (again). I have been looking for a high-end Bowie knife for a while. I own a good budget Bowie but I have never owned one that would be good in a survival situation. The one I have is razor sharp, but it is made of a somewhat thin piece…

The Phoenix

While I was born in Austin, in the Republic of Texas, part of my childhood was spent in Phoenix, Arizona. I was sick a lot as a kid and almost died from pneumonia twice before I was five years old during my time there. At some point in my life before anything left as a…

Why go there?

I was asked a question regarding the new book, The Blood of our Fathers. As it was something I had not considered prior to the release of the book, I decided to give a longer version of my answer here, just in case any of my readers had the same question in mind regarding the book….

An Open Letter to the Anti Gun Folks

To those who are against gun ownership, In the self-defense industry, we speak of an action called othering. This is an action, deliberate or otherwise, where we separate our humanity from that of someone who is different from us. We classify ourselves as the ins, and those other people are the outs. And never the…

The Blood of our Fathers

This post was written while I was in the final editing stage of the book. The Blood of our Fathers is available now. Click here. Been gone a while. I have been writing a lot, but not here. I am about to release a new book. I have been absent from this blog because of…

Home Invasion

In the United States, there is about one home invasion every two minutes. The fact that we have about 320,000,000 people in this country allows us the freedom to entertain the thought that this sort of thing only happens to other people. But what if it wasn’t happening to another person? What if it is…

Playing with Fire

It is impossible to take a look at the news without seeing people throwing tantrums, or threatening violence. I understand being frustrated with politicians. I get that some people do not like the people in charge. But I think that, regardless of political belief doctrine, things can and should be handled better than this. Throwing…