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Congratulations. Buying your first gun is a major milestone in your journey towards being prepared, as it arms you with one of the deadliest weapons available. But owning a gun isn't the important part. The trick is knowing how to use it properly, in a self-defensive situation, so you can protect yourself and your family from harm. Without the right training, you'll dramatically increase the chances you'll actually hurt yourself, or a loved one with the gun you've just bought. Scary right? But there's some good news. All it takes to become proficient with your gun is to get a...

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Last weekend a close friend of mine had their house burgled. It's a horrible thought. A stranger, in your home, rummaging through your most personal items. Luckily, they weren't home at the time, and they didn't lose a lot. A few hundred dollars' worth of belongings along with the disappearance of most of their liquor cabinet, but that's not the scary part. Imagine what would have happened if they were home. If the situation was different. Today, I want to do another post on home security. We've touched on ways that you could better fortify your home against an intruder,...

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Let's face it. Fighting is bad, and when you finally get home, battered and bruised, it's clear there is no real "winner." But when it comes to survival, it's important you're able to hold your own in a fight. Now of course, I sincerely hope that you never need to use these skills in a real-life situation, but having the ability to defend yourself is a great survival skill to learn. But that's just it. Defending yourself also means staying alive. But it's not always a fair fight. Perhaps your opponent has a weapon, outweighs you, or is just more...

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Even if you've been studying martial arts for years, if you're in a fight with multiple opponents, you're going to be at a significant disadvantage. Two and you may hold your own. But what if you're facing four, six or even ten opponents? Real life isn't like the movies, and if you want to have any hope to survive, you need a strategy. Because fighting smart is what's going to keep you safe. Today, I'm going to cover the mindset you need to take the fight to your opponents, along with some strategies to ensure you come out on top....

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Despite being the number one predators on the planet, without guns and our technology we humans are pretty useless when it comes to fighting off a wild animal. And despite how far-fetched it sounds, I can assure you that the reality is dire. Animal attacks are a frequent occurrence, and if you're spending any amount of time in the wild you need to use your common sense. Many situations can be avoided if you have a healthy respect for the animals around you. You want to avoid drawing their attention. And the best way to do that is to keep...

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