Search and Rescue Notes Volume 2 Shadowfox
28 Jul 2017

SAR Notes Vol. 2: The Subject Who Did It Right

Sometimes there are people who aren’t prepared for things to go wrong. And sometimes there are people who are ready for just about anything. This is a story of the latter. One recent July morning, I answered a callout to help search for a missing hiker who had been separated

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Pistol disassembled for cleaning
24 Jul 2017

The Basics of Gun Cleaning and Maintenance

More often than not, I see people fire their everyday carry pistol the least out of all of their firearms. This is not the best habit to get into as we should train the most with the firearm that we carry the most. That being said, if we are not

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21 Jul 2017

Five Portable Solar Chargers

Now that the sun is reliably shining, harness that energy for your devices and emergency gear. Here’s a list of the top 5 solar chargers that you can have on you at all times. We also wrote this helpful guide to choosing a power bank to explain what qualities to

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17 Jul 2017

Can You Predict The Weather? Take the Quiz!

We all look up at the sky every day. But how many of us know what the clouds can tell us about weather? If you’re out on a hike or happen to be stranded somewhere, what is going on above you can help you predict what your next moves should

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Choosing a Defensive Handgun Sight
14 Jul 2017

Choosing a Defensive Handgun Sight

There are many things you learn when carrying handguns on a regular basis. Some call it “tricks of the trade” that are passed down from older generations to newer. Other things are learned over time through training and experience. As a professional firearms instructor I have had the privilege of

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Instructor with man aiming machine gun at firing range
10 Jul 2017

Vetting Your Firearms Instructor

We have been seeing a surge with a lot of so called “firearms instructors” on video going viral on social media. There are numerous videos going around of these “instructors” firing rounds into the ceilings of indoor ranges, teaching “Hollywood” tactics and just generally unsafe conditions in these classes. With

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petroleum jelly fire starter cotton pad
07 Jul 2017

Are Petroleum Soaked Cotton Balls the Ultimate Fire Starter?

To make a really good fire starter you only need a little bit of time and two ingredients…petroleum jelly and cotton balls. Well, we tried the method three different ways to test out how well it actually worked. We used cotton balls, which are the standard advice told to people

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Here’s What a Firearms Instructor Carries Every Day and Why
03 Jul 2017

Here’s What a Firearms Instructor Carries Every Day and Why

Everyday carry is a concept that most firearm owners know these days, however this should include more than just a firearm. I have had a few people ask me what my everyday carry load-out is and why, so I figured that this would be a great topic to cover. Ask

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