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Your Tactical Training Scenario- Pharmacy Attack

Written by Greg Ellifritz Robberies and physical attacks happen quickly.  So quickly, in fact, that we commonly hear victims say things like “I didn’t even see him.”  or “It happened so fast, I don’t remember anything!”     For an example of the extreme violence and rapidity that some attacks manifest, take a look at […]

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Bugging Out With Your Pet

Written by Lauren Pugliese, DVM Most of you reading this article plan ahead in case of emergency or disaster.  This involves preparing for a short or somewhat longer term collapse of access to normal health care systems, resources, and access to day to day life necessities or potentially needing evacuation from your home.  The very […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 18, 2014

Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.     How To Become A 3-Gun Competitor On 15 Minutes a Day And A Shoestring Budget Mike Seeklander’s dryfire […]

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E-Mail Updates

I know my email updates haven’t gone out since April 2nd.   I’m attempting to find the problem, but have thus far been unsuccessful.   I use Google’s FeedBurner service to automate the RSS feed and the email updates.  The RSS feed is updating, but the emails are not going out.   FeedBurner says that […]

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“Becoming a Supple Leopard”

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   How many of you have ever “tweaked” your back picking up something heavy?  How many of you bench pressers have shoulder pain?  Do you have non-specific knee pain when you run?  How about shin splints or plantar fascitis?  I’m betting most of my readers have experienced at least one of […]

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Your Tactical Training Scenario…Attacked on the Bus

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Read the story below.  Imagine what you would do if you were riding the same bus.  Would you have intervened? Detroit bus rider died defending strangers   An aggressive (and likely mentally ill) man is threatening a young couple who are clearly terrified.  You don’t know either the couple or […]

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Your Belt is NOT a Good Tourniquet!

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I recently read an article on a preparedness website describing how to modify a belt to be a better tourniquet to stop severe bleeding.  While I respect the author’s ingenuity, simply wrapping a belt around a limb, no matter how tightly it is buckled, will not likely occlude arterial bleeding.  […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 11, 2014

Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   Extreme Close Quarters Chris Fry posts an excellent article detailing the unique problems one has to be prepared for […]

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Free Books- Part 56

Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can find approximately 11,000 free kindle books on Amazon’s site every day!  These books can be downloaded to a Kindle reader or your personal computer.  Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle reader for your […]

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7 Lessons Learned From the Second Ft. Hood Shooting

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   While the investigation is still ongoing and the military has effectively placed a gag order on the personnel involved, some details are being released about the April 2 shooting.  A soldier (who will not be named in this article) killed three people and wounded 16 at his workplace at Ft. […]

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Shooting Drill- Bill Drill #2

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   I got this drill from Todd Green’s Pistol-Training.com site.  It was designed by Bill Wilson to update his classic “Bill Drill.”   The normal “Bill Drill” consists of drawing and firing six shots at the A-zone of an IPSC or USPSA Silhouette target from a distance of 20 feet.  It […]

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Lone Star Medics Field and Tactical Medicine Conference 2014

Written by Greg Ellifritz   Last week I was honored to attend Lone Star Medics “Field and Tactical Medicine” conference in Dallas, Texas.  The conference was organized by my friend Caleb Causey, president of Lone Star Medics.  It was the first ever conference of its kind and was a great success. The conference consisted of […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- April 4, 2014

Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   It may cost you not to pay attention Matt Jaques shares some words of wisdom about situational awareness.   […]

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Taking Care of Pets in an Emergency

  Last weekend I had the honor of assisting Dr. Lauren Pugliese as she presented two classes on pet first aid at the Lone Star Medics Field and Tactical Medicine Conference in Dallas Texas.  Both classes were tremendous hits, drawing 36 students for the basic class and 20 more for the advanced class.     […]

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Pepper Spray- How to Choose it and How to Use it

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Many of the questions I receive from students involve the use of chemical sprays.  It seems that nearly everyone carries or is contemplating the carrying of some type of Mace or chemical irritant.  Accurate information about the selection and use of these chemicals exists, but it is often difficult to […]

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Book Review- Survival Mom by Lisa Bedford

Overall, I think this is a great book. It provides excellent information without having the paranoid survivalist tone that some of its competitors have.   The book mostly deals with urban or suburban scenarios for families. Little wilderness or back country information is discussed. The author does cover a few scenarios that are more rural […]

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Weekend Knowledge Dump- March 28, 2014

Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.   Reviving a Life Saver, the Tourniquet Tourniquets are the best way of controlling serious bleeding.  If you carry a […]

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Free Books- Part 55

Amazon has a tremendous number of FREE ebooks on their website.  On average, you can find approximately 11,000 free kindle books on Amazon’s site every day!  These books can be downloaded to a Kindle reader or your personal computer.  Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can download a free Kindle reader for your […]

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Tactical Training Scenario- Attacked While Seated

Written by: Greg Ellifritz   Have you ever considered what you might do if you were attacked while in a seated position?  When most of us train to fight, we do so while standing, but how many hours of the day do we spend sitting down?  There’s a good chance that you may be seated […]

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The York County Sheriff’s Office Shooting

Written by Greg Ellifritz   A reader recently sent me a link to the video of a tragic police shooting and asked for my take on the matter.  In the video, the officer pulled a man over for a traffic violation.  The man got out of the car and reached inside for a walking cane. […]

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