Skydiving and Gunfighting Parallels?

Recently, as a birthday gift, I surprised my wife by taking her skydiving. We both did a tandem skydive and she joined the ranks of those who have jumped out of a perfectly good airplane for the fun of it. This was her first jump, and my second. In discussing our experience after the fact, […]

Parkland, Florida School Shooting Aftermath

This will be a short one, I think. I have been communicating with John in recent days about the most recent school shooting (Parkland, Florida).  We have been talking less about the incident itself and more about the aftermath.  Something about the reaction to this one seems different than all of the others. We try […]

The 2018 Great American Outdoor Show

This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the NRA Great American Outdoor Show held at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. As I’ve written about here on the blog in past years, the show is a sprawling collection of multiple exhibit halls and arenas. Covering firearms, archery, hunting, fishing, boating, and outdoor living and […]

What if There Was No 911?

The title of this post should give readers some idea of the direction I’ll be going with this, but I want to maintain a distinction between probable and possible. In terms of prepping, I am much more of a probable rather than the possible mindset. To that point, just last week I took a screen […]

Las Vegas Commentary

When Robert and I began writing this blog, there seemed to be a spate of events that prompted me to write about how to approach and deal with the active shooter. I wrote less and less about them as I began to sound like a broken record. Unfortunately, not much has changed. Whether the threat […]