Thursday, July 31, 2014

Concealed Carry Scenarios - Book and Stickers



To promote my new book, Concealed Carry Scenarios, I'm giving away this sticker to the next 100 reviewers of my book on Amazon. See below.

If you want a sticker you can get one here. A perfect way to show that you appreciate the 2nd Amendment.

Practice scenarios and be alert when you are in public. This is how you keep America Free. 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Everyday Carry Essentials Kit: A Part of Everyone Concealed Carry Scenario


If you are to carry a concealed carry weapon you should also be carrying a tourniquet and some QuickClot. Together these are the essentials for concealed carriers.

In my newest book, Concealed Carry Scenarios, I recount scenarios with two endings. One how it really ended and an alternative ending that can help you make a wiser decision.

This book is designed to help you think through possible scenarios that you could encounter. After each scenario there is an Q & A section that was developed to help you consider how you would/should react in a given situation.

There are also a couple of worksheets/check-lists that have been designed to help you sharpen your awareness skills. One is the Stopped at a Stoplight check-list. Another is the Entering a New Space check-list. These can be used to evaluate and further enhance your awareness skills in your everyday life.

I invite you to check you this new book and provide feedback. One thing about selling in the Amazon ebook format is that I can add content and make updates in real-time from feedback given. It has helped make the book better already.



See  Concealed Carry Scenarios in the Amazon book store now.

Get a free "Carry On" sticker for the first 100 book reviews on Amazon.


Friday, June 20, 2014

Concealed Carry Scenario Check-lists

Here are some worksheets for concealed carry awareness situations that you should practice on a regular basis to be ready for what may come your way. Read more about these check-lists in the book Concealed Carry Scenarios available on Amazon.


Concealed Carry Scenarios available on Amazon.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

100% beef-ish!


Have you ever been bothered by the to-good-to-be-true claims of advertisers? We have all questioned the truthfulness of such claims like, "Milk does a body good." But how many of us do more that question the advertisers when its so easy to stop at a fast food shop and get something that appears to taste good in less that 5 minutes no matter the longterm cost?

I have and I bet most of you have at one time or another. But thanks to visionaries like La Nay Ferme. There are options. Yes, they cause us to alter our routine but how inconvenient is it really?

Tolstoy said it like this, "Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." One meal at at time. Change from pink slime food stuff, 100% beef-ish to real food every meal.  


Find and enjoy real food again!


Friday, September 06, 2013

Brain Poison - Why do we listen to this guy?


"We have communicated in no uncertain terms with every player in the region that that's a red line for us.... I didn't set a red line, the world set a red line."



Until we expect more from ourselves we will never get more from our so called leaders! Raise the bar and expect greatness so you and I can achieve greatness!

• Do you get up 3 hours before you need to be somewhere and accomplish personal or professional goals?

• Do you read or listen to audio books to advance your knowledge on a regular basis?

• Do you maintain a "To-do" list?

• Do you volunteer at lease 10hrs a month?

• Do you record and review your goals regularly?

These are all skills gleaned from the habits of the rich vs. the poor. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sanitation is Vital in All Situations


The tippy-tap is a simple hand-washing device that allows you to wash your hands with a very little amount of water. Whether you are near home or out in the wild cleanliness is vital for long-term health. When disasters hit or you’re just going camping make a tippy-tap to be ready.

If you’ve had the change to travel around the world you’ll recognize the blessing of clean water. But in a long-term disaster that luxury will be lost. To compound things, since we take clean water for granted, we don’t dwell on sanitation issues and how quickly decease and death can occur. Next to shelter, clean water and sanitation are the most important items to survival.  Versions of the tippy-tap have saved countless lives in third-world countries. And you can help your situation with only a little preparation and next to no money.

There are two options to using the tippy-tap.
1. Squeeze the tippy-tap with one hand and catch the dripping in the other. Then lather with sock of soap. Repeat to rinse.
2. Loosen the cap to start low-flow of water to begin hand-washing process.

How-to Make A Tippy-tap
1. Gather items and clean bottle.
2. Make a small hole, width of the pen tube, with a heated wire. Don’t make it too big. Insert the pen tube.
3. Fill bottle with water and tighten the cap. NOTE: When cap is tight water doesn’t flow. When cap is loosened water begins to flow.
4. Put bar of soap in the sock/nylon. Tie one end to rope and let hang near bottle. Tie center of rope to support rod. Tie other end of rope to 2-liter bottle.


Source: Hesperian.org Water & Sanitation guide.


Friday, August 02, 2013

What is a quality education?

   

"Any system of education, therefore, which limits instruction to the arts and sciences, and rejects the aids of religion in forming the characters of citizens, is essentially defective."
      - Noah Webster, Letter to David McClure :: October 25, 1836

With more and more people questioning the relevancy of our public school system it is refreshing to read Seth Godin's Stop Stealing Dreams.

There have been many on the forefront of the issues facing "the post-job economy" such as Strauss and Howe, Dr. Oliver DeMille, founder of George Wythe University and Dr. Shannon Brooks, founder of Monticello College, but if education was taught in a holistic manner where everything is related instead of in Pavlovian bell ringing segregated labyrinth it may be clear to most everyone what the problems are.

All the skills we our children need to learn to be successful in the 21st century,
• Initiative
• Ingenuity
• Allegiance
• Integrity
• Commitment
• Passion
• Impact

where once taught in the home and never taught in schools. Yet we insist, only because its all we know, that we "fix" public schools. There is no way to "fix" public schools because they have different goals than that of the needs for success.

The only way to "fix" education is to take it into your own hands. A quick outline to get you started would be dig out a bunch of classics and read them consider the life skills taught in these books and base your teachings around them to build the skills needed for a proper liberal arts education.

After one has learned the above basis they have the ability to learn any skill they wish to pursue. But without such a background one will be stuck in the skill set he/she first develops and that is no place for an American from any age.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Emergency Stove

This stove was made from 1- #10 can and 4-progresso soup cans. Insulated with kitty litter. It can boil water in a few minutes with twigs. It can be easily used in any type of emergency.

It is a good thing to have around just in case you need it. 

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

How-to Make A Simple Hand-washing Device or Tippy-tap

From The Internet Dark Ages
Hesperian.org is a great resource for primitive health and safety resources. Here you can find more than a dozen books on any type of health issue. Where there is no Doctor.  Where there is no Dentist. Sanitation and Water. are just some of the resources available on their website.

If you are looking for a library on how to care for yourself in an independent way or just wanting to be knowledgeable about your health and safety this is a must-have resource.

I made the above tippy-tap for my camp box. It is an easy way to keep everyone clean.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Concealed-carry Walk-through

From The Internet Dark Ages
You’ve been through basic concealed-carry training. You’ve been told of the responsibilities of your decision to carry concealed. No doubt you’ve been told that you should review scenarios you might encounter that may pass your way as a concealed-carry permit holder. The purpose of this book is to first, to help you visualize scenarios that you may encounter and help you better prepare for the decision to draw your weapon and destroy the threat or not. And second to show you proper techniques of drawing your weapon.

Lets begin by reviewing proper weapon display so if you are ever in a life-threatening situation you are as prepared as you can be to keep you, your family and those around you as safe as you can be.

There are many factors involved in shooting a handgun—you grip, aiming, breathing known as breath control, hold known as hold control, when to put your finger on the trigger or trigger control as well as follow through after firing. Yet the stance, keeping both feet firmly on the ground, is the vital beginning. Crucial for accuracy, a good shooting stance provides a strong, stable platform.

It is important to develop proper techniques and respect of a handgun as to minimize personal injury and maximize the effectiveness of your weapon use. First we will go over the weapon draw position. This includes the stance, position 1 (draw weapon and ready off hand), position 2 (rotating weapon-point at target), position 3 (two-hand grip), position 4 (acquire site), and fire.
1. The Stance
Stand facing the target (if anything slightly pigeon-toed). Have your feet planted even with your shoulder width. Have one foot slightly forward of the other to maintain proper balance. Then bend the knees ever so slightly and lean ever so slightly forward. (See pic 1: The Stance. below)
Pic 1: The Stance
From The Internet Dark Ages
2. Position 1 (draw weapon and ready off hand) 
In this position you draw your weapon out of your holster with your dominate hand. Then you ready your second hand with the backside of your palm in the middle of your chest with your fingers pointing down at a 45º angle. (See Position 2 in animated .gif below)

There are a few reasons to place your off hand in this position. One is so you don’t get this hand in front of the weapon and accidentally harm yourself. It is a common accident. Another is that this hand can be used to engage the assailant if he is up close to you. This may be awkward at first but with regular practice you will see how this position puts this hand in a position to react in tight contact with an assailant. Another and most importantly this hand becomes your stabilizer when your gun is pointed at your target.
From The Internet Dark Ages
3. Position 2 (rotating weapon-point at target) 
This position readies you to engage your target. From position one, you rotate your weapon 45 degrees and point it at the target. You'll want to slightly canter weapon away from your body so the recoil of a semi-automatic handgun doesn't gouge your side. If needed, you can shoot from this position.
From The Internet Dark Ages
4. Position 3 (two-hand grip)
For this position, bring your weapon-hand to the hand that is in the middle of your chest. Wrap your ready off-hand around your hand holding the gun maintaining the 45º angle. Use your off-hand to grip about 80% of pressure on the weapon. The hand holding the gun bears the remaining 20% of the grip. Notice the proper position of the trigger finger. It is to remain straight and above the trigger at all times. Only lowering to the trigger when you’ve committed to destroy the target. On the backside, your grip should show your thumbs side by side below the barrel. From here you begin to extend to the target or acquire target position. Extend your weapon straight out towards target. (See Position 3 in animated .gif above)
From The Internet Dark Ages
5. Position 4 (acquire sight)For this position, extend out your weapon straight toward the target. As you do, first, look at target, then focus on the front sight or “acquire sight” is the correct terminology. Keep your focus on this front sight. Align line of sight across the top of the sights making sure the gap between the front sight is centered not off to the right or left and that they target area is just above these sights.

When extending your arms practice to extend straight out towards target. Be aware not to extend in a bowling maneuver or a casting maneuver as both will result in missing your target. Also be aware not to lock your arms/elbows and you extend. You want a little flex in your arms as to absorb the recoil of the gun as you fire.

After you have pulled the trigger reverse the steps. Pulling the gun back towards your chest, returning your gun to the holster if there is no more threats. You should practice this draw without bullets 20 times a day till you are comfortable with all aspects of drawing and aiming your weapon.
From The Internet Dark Ages

NOTE: This is a common shooting position. In future we will explore others.