Self preservation is at the heart of every prepping philosophy. Whether its your EDC bag, your bug out bag, or something in between, you’ll likely include some means of self defense in your kit. I’m a big fan of having a firearm (or two) as your primary means of defending yourself and loved ones. So where does the knife rank among self defense weapons?
The very first rule of handling a firearm is to always treat it as if it were loaded, and never point the muzzle at anything you aren't willing to destroy. This includes your face! Every man, woman, and child is taught this philosophy from the very first moment they...
I’m a huge advocate of having some sort of medical bag as part of your EDC kit. There are a ton of First Aid and medical bags out there for purchase. However, I chose to build my own medical bag. Am I alone, or are others out there on board?
Buying your first gun for concealed carry can be an exciting, or stressful, experience. Showing up at your local firearms show can be overwhelming to say the least. If you’re fortunate, like me, to have an experienced shooter with you, it can make the process much smoother. However, if you’re going it alone, walking into your local gun store can seem like a daunting task.
A weapon is a machine, and machines can break down. You should do everything within your power to keep this from happening. This means regular maintenance of your EDC handgun. Many people think only of the action of the weapon, and fail to realize that both the ammunition and magazine play a vital role. Because these go unnoticed, it can become a point of failure when you need it most.
Getting your child their first pocket knife is a momentous occasion. Whether it’s a boy or a girl, toting around a tool that can double as a weapon is a huge responsibility. A knife is a useful tool, and introducing one early on in life can set good habits for their EDC in the future.
Chances are, you have seen more than a few people carrying around a carabiner. They are not conspicuous, and take up very little room. However, carrying one has not gone main stream for some reason, despite its many uses.
“Oops, don’t mind me.” We’ve all had the unfortunate event where our concealed carry weapon finds a way out of our holster. This is particularly true of those with a new concealed carry permit, or when testing out a new form of carrying your weapon. So how, should you handle this scenario?
I was visiting my old man this past weekend. He’s responsible for my affinity for firearms. He was military, Marines and Army, and then went on to do a stint in law enforcement. From an early age, I was introduced to firearms, and taught a healthy respect for them. However, despite this, I never noticed him having carried a concealed carry badge in all those years.
Many people wonder about non-lethal alternative methods of self defense. Some people morally object to taking a life, no matter the situation. Others feel uncomfortable carrying around a lethal weapon everywhere they go. There is an abundance of non lethal methods of self defense available on the market, for these individuals.