If you’re looking for some tips on practicing your shotgun skills, check this out.
Recently I was talking to a friend. I was explaining – or rather, complaining about – my brother-in-law’s sub-par state of preparedness. The response I got was, “he should be good for anything short of Armageddon.” I’d like to like to parse that sentence just a bit because I think there is a lot to learn from it.
The vast, overwhelming majority of preparedness articles focus on the basics: food, water, shelter, defense, first aid, etc. These articles are sorely needed (and I may duplicate them myself one day) but articles going beyond the basics are few and far between. This week I’m taking a break from gun stuff and talking about a “beyond basic” preparedness category that is often overlooked: building material.
Tuesday afternoon I found out that Greg Ellifritz’ travel book, Choose Adventure: Safe Travel in Dangerous Places, had just been released on Amazon. I dropped what I was doing, rushed to my computer, and purchased a copy. Most of whatever else I was going to do Tuesday got set aside as I dove into one of the best travel guides I’ve ever read.
I get it, dry practice sucks. Dry practice is boring. You have to reset your trigger. There’s no recoil, so you train to hold the gun with a weak grip. For those of you with a myriad of excuses not to dry practice I have the antidote: the CoolFire Trainer!
In my last post on physical security I talked about improving the security of your locking knobset. This time I am going to talk about the real workhorse of personnel door security: the deadbolt. I will talk about what to look for if you are looking for new deadbolt, as well enhancing deadbolt security on locks you already own/have installed .
In my last article about shotguns I mentioned being a fan of the slug. I had planned to address this, but it drew quite a bit of email, so I’m addressing it a little sooner than I expected.
In the last three parts of my Digital Security Primer I discussed the importance of digital security, making your device a hard target for malware, and protecting your cloud-stored data. This time I am going to get into the cool, sexy stuff: encryption for your data-in-motion. But first, I’m going to make some of you angry.