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.
One of the most common questions I get in my medical classes is about stockpiling drugs in the event that a natural disaster or economic collapse cripples our current health care system. One way you can legally acquire antibiotics without a prescription is to use veterinary antibiotics. The ones mentioned here are actually human drugs, made by human drug companies, for humans. They are labeled with a veterinary label and as such, can be legally sold. You will pay a premium for these (up to $1 a pill). Most of them are on Wal-Mart’s $4 list if you get a legitimate prescription, but if you don’t mind paying extra, they are a good option. The antibiotics mentioned in this article would probably cover you for about 90% of the bacterial illnesses you might get.
My favorite source for these is Cal-Vet.
The difference between “cardio” and “conditioning” and how to construct a good conditioning program. Be a predator instead of prey.
“The goal should not to make it safely to death, unscarred and without enemies.
The goal should be to know with every cell of your being that you kicked as much ass as possible, and had the time of your life kicking it.”
Some useful information here….
Kathy Jackson gives some good advice about mentoring new shooters…
Military trauma medical protocols are slowly being adopted in the civilian EMS world. If you carry a gun, but don’t know how to use a tourniquet, you are missing a necessary skill set. The tourniquet I recommend is the SOF-T Wide.
Number 8 has been especially important for me. I’ve learned that I shouldn’t teach a class unless I’m excited about doing it. If I don’t think “Hell Yes” when I’m booking it, it’s not worth my effort.
An excellent article filled with practical tips for using an optic on your AR-15.
Good safety tips for travelers going to dangerous locations.
An interesting book written by Bat Masterson. It combines gunfight advice with a sales pitch for the “new” Savage auto pistol.
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