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 […]

The Fort Lauderdale Airport Massacre

Today, the U.S. witnessed yet another active killer take out his sociopathic rage on hapless innocents, this time in a busy airport, in a common area outside of the security checkpoints. This one hit close to home for me. I’m a scuba diver, and I’ve made my way down to the Florida Keys through the […]

Priorities for the New Year…

In poking around the web today, I note that many bloggers have reviewed some of their most read articles. In line with that observation, the third most read post on this blog for 2016 was my article on necessities of every day carry. Top honors go to Robert’s Glock 19 article, but in this first […]