A New Book from Greg Ellifritz…

Veteran cop, trainer, prolific blogger, adventure traveler, friend, all around good guy, and now published author Greg Ellifritz of Active Response Training just shared today that his new book has reached a milestone of 1000 copies sold! I’m responsible for both a Kindle version and a paperback version of those sales and can recommend the […]

Never Forget, Never Forgive!

I first wrote this four years ago… I’m posting it again with minor edits that simply reflect the passage of time. Today, please take a moment to pause and remember the many brave Americans that tragically lost their lives 18 years ago in the brutal terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. I have always considered […]

An Unplanned Detour…

Robert and I took an unplanned, but worthwhile and somber detour on our way out to Alliance, Ohio today… of all the stories from 9/11, Flight 93 has always resonated with me. While it cost them their lives, the passengers and crew fought back that day and altered the course of events, no doubt saving […]

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 […]

Workplace Violence

Most of our readers have probably heard of the Rule of Four S’s.  I think John and I have both referenced it before in articles in the past.  I believe this rule is generally accredited to the great John Farnam (though I think his version had three S’s rather than four, but whatever).  The rule […]

Equipment Review: US PALM Ankle Cargo Cuff

In my article on my EDC gear, I included a flat-folded SOFTT-W tourniquet that I had been carrying for quite a while.  Part of that time I had rubber-banded some flat folded duct tape and a package of Quik Clot Combat Gauze to it for a nice, compact blow-out kit I could carry virtually anywhere in […]