About 15 years ago, we were without power for ten days when a 220-inch snowfall snapped pine trees and took down power lines throughout Northern Alabama. I realize that a major snowfall doesn’t seem like much to all of you who live up North, but down South we don’t have the equipment to deal with it, since snowstorms in these parts are a rare event.
I’ve gone for several days without eating in the bush and when you finally get the chance to eat, your stomach has changed. Just about anything you put in it, especially raw meat, causes it to react in strange ways, and you may end up spending a few uncomfortable hours until the digestive process catches up.
Anyone who has trained with Louis Awerbuck knows that he’s a “thinking man’s warrior.” It is always interesting to get Mr. Awerbuck’s perspective on a combative topic or the flavor-of-the-month gun tactic or gear, because he will always have an opinion and you know that it will be well thought-out. It may not be the way you feel about it, but you will admit that it is a way that is definitely viable—and you might even change your mind.
Being ready for a worst-case scenario means different things to different people. With that in mind, we are proud to present a group of very diverse articles in this special expanded issue. In order to respond to an attack involving physical force, you obviously must be in reasonably good condition. Three-minute rounds are a long
1. You live in a low-crime neighborhood. Nevertheless, you come out of your house one day to discover police conducting a random checkpoint 100 yards from your driveway. (Report of a friend) 2. You’re not allowed to take your own money out of the country without reporting it to the central government. (Any amount over
In January of 2007, an LAPD Officer was shot. His partner, a probationer ten days out of the Academy, had conducted a search of a suspect in response to their investigation of an assault call. The probationer had brought the suspect, whom he had now handcuffed, out into the hallway of an apartment complex in
I’m sneaky and proud of it. I suppose that, within the pages of this highly respected journal, I should refer to our topic de jour as “stealth,” but that just sounds too high-minded for what we’re talking about: slipping closer to bad people and doing unto them whatever our mission plan currently requires. The idea
Ask a man what color the sky is, and he’ll tell you it’s blue. Ask a woman, and before answering she’ll inquire as to whether it’s day or night, if there’s a blinding snowstorm occurring, if you’re outdoors or ensconced in a cave, if it’s during a solar eclipse, or if it’s aurora borealis season.
To be real blunt, you cannot “learn” survival no matter how many videos or books you study. An instructor can only bring enlightenment to the methods that aid in various types of developed skills. Survival is a natural reaction known as staying alive. It can be as simple as running away from a threat or
On Monday, 13 September 2004, the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994—colloquially known as the Assault Weapon Ban—expired. While responsible owners of firearms cheered the sunset of this nefarious ban, the anti-gun movement swore they would be back, and they are—with a vengeance! Representative Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) recently introduced new anti-gun (read