STREET SMARTS: Don’t Keep Your Hands to Yourself

Is there anything quite as memorable as finding out that you’re going to be a parent, or that you have won the lottery, or when somebody shows you their hands but there happens to be a gun or knife in one of them? These three situations are certainly surprising and memorable, but it’s the last

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If a struggle erupts for your gun, have you been trained in retaining it?

GOOD GUYS WIN! Second Amendment in Action

School Day Surprise At a little after ten in the morning on a Thursday, a White Oak, Pennsylvania man was surprised to hear the sound of someone forcing entry into his kitchen via the back door. Arming himself, the homeowner headed to the kitchen to confront the intruder. He arrived to find the man had

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FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS: Dangers of Police Work

Many careers entail varying degrees of risk. Some careers are inherently riskier than others. But police work brings to the table an entirely unpredictable set of life-and-death decisions/actions with a most important caveat. It must operate within strict rules, dictums, and laws of engagement that are questioned at every step. Few professions demand that such

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Hobo stove made from large string-bean can using tin snips, can opener, and Swiss Army knife awl.

AGAINST ALL ODDS: Hobo Stoves

Campers, backpackers, hunters, and outdoorsmen alike are using small, portable devices to heat up dehydrated food, boil water, cook, and even keep warm with. These devices are known by many names and are sold commercially or home-made. Variously called twig stoves, natural fuel stoves, backpacking stoves, and bio-stoves, they are made by a plethora of

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ENEMY AT THE GATE: Gun Ownership Under Siege

At the time of this writing, America’s collective heart is broken, reeling from the slaughter of 17 innocent students and educators at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The alleged killer is a deranged ex-student with a long history of behavioral problems and violence. His weapon of choice was a semi-automatic, detachable magazine-fed

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BRIEFING ROOM: Backdoor Gun Control

Historically, people who would deprive us of our Second Amendment rights have been confined to the halls of Congress. Being largely unsuccessful on that front, they are trying to silence us in other ways. To be specific, this includes social media, retail outlets, and proposed new taxes. It’s no secret that some social media outlets

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Primal Gear offers VForce .245 take-down arrows. They hold up extremely well to repetitive use and screw together with little effort.

AGAINST ALL ODDS Primal Gear Survival Bow

The skills of our grandparents and great-grandparents are being forgotten and lost faster than they can be written down and memorialized. Many of our modern conveniences replace the need to have some of these old techniques. Yet some people are finding a way to meld old and new technologies, and these old skills and tools

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STREET SMARTS What a Pane!

While staring out an airplane window last week, I marveled at the multiple thicknesses of acrylic that protected me from the low pressure and frigid temperatures less than a paperback-book thickness away. While such idle fascination is the result of a bored mind sitting in one of those flying chicken coops we call ”air travel,”

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ENEMY AT THE GATE Gun-Ban Zealots Are Afraid of Ghosts

Advocates of making U.S. gun laws even more restrictive than they are now are becoming increasingly concerned about what they call “ghost guns”—guns not built in factories by the “gun industry,” but in basement and garage workshops by individual gun owners (or at least soon-to-be gun owners). While this has always been possible, the advent

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FRONTLINE DEBRIEFS Make the First Shot Count

It has been my experience that overall, in the field, when the first shot does not connect with the intended target, successive shots as well have a tendency not to connect. On the opposite end of the spectrum, when initial shots connect, they are either successful in stopping the fight altogether, or successive shots tend

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