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Getting the Family on Board with Home Defense

Small steps can take you a long way in preparing your family and loved ones for self defense, home defense, and other tactical emergencies.  I have very little doubt that if you’re reading this blog, you’ve given some thought to how you’ll defend your home in the event of a home invasion or other tactical scenario.  Here’s the problem I’m seeing–we’ll get training for ourselves,  get the guns and tools and be ready to use them, but our families don’t …

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James Yeager’s Ultimate Family GO Bag

The ultimate GO bag is a prepper’s dream, and there are probably as many opinions about these grab-and-go survival kits as there are preppers who dream of them. Recently we visited with James Yeager of Tactical Response to get his take on what goes into the bugout bags he prepares for his family (grandchildren included) and why.  “In a crisis it would be nice to be able to stay at home without someone trying to burn your house down to …

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The World Needs Dangerous Men

A fearful world needs more dangerous, capable men. Not less. I have a real gripe. I’m really tired of the war waged on men and masculinity. The world needs masculine men. Dangerous men.   But let me define what I’m talking about when I use the word “dangerous,” because there’s a right kind of dangerous and a wrong kind of dangerous.  Dangerous convicted felon = Bad   Dangerous special operations guy = Good The kind of dangerous men I’m talking about are …

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The Violence of Krav Maga with Marcus Torgerson

In the world of martial arts there’s a lot to choose from and it’s all about picking what works best for you. For Marcus Torgerson, the Israeli military’s Krav Maga system provides the exact down and dirty techniques necessary to defend and escape in a dangerous situation.   Our friend Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills and Escape the Wolf, met with Marcus to learn some basic Krav Maga movements and mindsets for de-escalating and escaping …

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Simple But Deadly with Rich Graham

Rich Graham is a former Navy SEAL who developed a defense system after years as a Muay Thai boxer and then as an operator on the SEAL teams. These are battlefield-tested tactics that are effective for self-defense and devastating to adversaries, no matter what weapon you have–knife, pistol, rifle, or bare hands.  Our friend Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills and Escape the Wolf, met with Rich to learn how we can train ourselves to …

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WPS Steak Destroyer – The Warrior’s Kitchen

Steak Night in Style The WPS Steak Destroyer knife set has arrived. Carefully crafted by hand in Italy, each satin-coated blade will sing through any sear. With stainless steel blades and rivets, these beautiful tools hold a lasting sheen that proudly bears the WPS logo. With a blade length of 4.13″ and an overall length of 8.66″, these knives are perfectly versatile for a variety of jobs in the kitchen. It’s worth noting – they’ll hold up just fine outside …

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Devastating Force with Pat McNamara

Pat McNamara is the quintessential soldier and warrior who served at the highest levels of special operations within the U.S. Army. He continues to teach and train in combatives and has made some of the defensive tactics he learned in the military accessible to a wide range of students. He’s like WWE and a good glass of bourbon all wrapped up in the American flag.  Our friend Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills and Escape …

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7 Anti-Gun Myths

Here is a question you may have based on the current gun discussions circulating in the media, and among U.S. politicians: “Are assault weapons a serious problem in the United States?” It’s an important question that surrounds the gun debate laws in our country, and one that requires knowledge and understanding. Let me clarify what is meant by “assault weapons.” Assault weapons are firearms that can fire multiple rounds of ammunition with one pull of the trigger. In other words, …

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Level III + PA Body Armor Plate Multicurve

The Duritium Level III + PA body armor plate by SureStop is one of the best poly plates money can buy – for no shortage of good reasons. Let’s start with the whopping 15-year warranty these plates come with. Compare that with the standard 5-year warranty on most polyethylene plates and you’re looking at 3 times the coverage. Body armor is an investment you don’t want to have to be concerned with replacing every few years. These plates afford you …

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The 4 Worst Home Security Mistakes

Home Security | Mindset, Habits, & Tools It’s fairly easy to avoid committing some major security mistakes. It starts with thinking a little different, forming some good habits, and buying a few upgrades. Here’s a list to guide you through getting a lot of security for not much cost or effort. 1. Think bad guys only come after midnight Most burglaries happen in the middle of the day. The FBI estimates that 65% of burglaries happen between 6am – 6pm. Door …

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