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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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Integrated Combatives with Bill Rapier

Bill Rapier is an unassuming and patient teacher who has instructed countless people in integrated combatives; an area of expertise he has mastered over decades of combat training and battlefield experience in SEAL Teams and DEVGRU. Our friend Clint Emerson, New York Times best-selling author of 100 Deadly Skills and Escape the Wolf, met with Bill to learn how he uses a knife, pistol, and rifle with deadly effect against assailants.  Bill is an expert at Integrated Combatives and is …

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The Five Finger Death Punch with Zoltan Bathory

Hungarian-born musician and martial artist Zoltan Bathory arrived in the United States with a guitar on his back and little ability to converse in English. Now, he’s a rock star—literally—as one of the founders of the successful Las Vegas-based heavy metal band, Five Finger Death Punch. The music of FFDP is nearly perfect training music, and they are a band who stands behind law enforcement officers and military personnel through their support in a number of organizations. “Playing guitar, playing …

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