The critical skill no one teaches

The ability to judge risk is critical to the long game of self defense. (As it happens, it’s also critical to efficient preparedness, investing your retirement funds wisely, and the choice between flying or driving to your vacation destination.) Yet, despite its...

Your Hump Day Reading List for August 29, 2018

  Most people’s vacations are over and it’s back to the grind — but the Hump Day Reading List is here to give you a mid-week break!     Medical preparedness most don’t think of What would you do if you or someone around you had a severe allergic reaction? It might be...

Your Hump Day Reading List for August 15, 2018

We may be in the dog days of summer, but I don’t think you’ll find any dogs in this week’s selection of defensive preparedness articles!      Uber scams? Say it’s not so! This year I finally became an Uber user and I’ve enjoyed it immensely. Turns out, though, that...

Your Hump Day Reading List for August 8, 2018

It’s the first Wednesday of August — time to get your learning on!      Is that “CIA Letter Opener” really undetectable? Turns out that carbon fiber knives are, in fact, detectable. The author of this article looks at materials for undetectable knives, what works and...

Your Hump Day Reading List for July 25, 2018

I haven’t let this heat wave stop me from gathering more great self defense and preparedness articles for you! (Now, where did that iced tea go…)     The gun shouldn’t be the first thing you grab “I don’t need to identify my target, because I can tell my girlfriend’s...

Your Hump Day Reading List for July 18, 2018

  Wow, is it ever hot here in Oregon! If it’s scorching where you are, cool off with a nice beverage and these great articles!     This is a scary story, and you need to read it This is an article about how a photographer gets access to make pictures at the top of...