Most successful survival strategies focus on the basics: food, water, sanitation/hygiene, first aid/medical, self-defense/security, and knowing when to stay put and when to leave. All these things are crucial for the short term, but what about the long term — a disaster that extends for weeks or even months? For S.W.A.T.’s survival guru Richard Duarte, the key for a long-term survival situation is multi-purpose items.
If you carry a gun for self-defense, you should also carry an individual first aid kit (IFAK). One of the leading causes of death is bleeding out, making a tourniquet the most important item in your IFAK. Knowing how to apply the tourniquet is also critical. Caleb Causey of Lone Star Medics demonstrates how toWatch Now >>
GMA Strategic Projects Manager and Instructor Nick Smith and Instructor Dave Hendrick discuss understanding your physical capabilities and limitations. As we age we may develop worsening eyesight, bad knees etc. Make an instructor aware of any debilitating condition you may have at the start of a course. More importantly, what steps can you take toWatch Now >>
During self-defense preparation, we want to integrate concepts that apply to both armed and unarmed situations. What techniques should we spend time training to deal with the human weapon system? PDN Managing Editor Rob Pincus sits down with Dr. Robert Smith of the Direct Action Medical Network, who discusses the concept of self-defense pressure points.Watch Now >>
A dilemma that many peace officers face is how to deal with a legally armed citizen. Lt. J. Robinson of the Reno, Nevada Police Department offers his perspective on the subject and gives some useful tips to private citizens when interacting with law enforcement.Watch Now >>
FOR ANY DISASTER
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