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.
Watch this video from my buddy Caleb and ITS Tactical. Learn how to apply a tourniquet!
Dann provides some good advice about how to better secure the doors of your house.
Sherman speaks about the advantages and disadvantages of the J-frame snub.
Some justifications for why the 9mm may be a better caliber choice than something larger.
Information that everyone should be aware of….
A neat trick for a little extra security against pickpockets in large crowds or on public transportation.
A primer on burner phones for anyone who has a need for communication privacy.
Good tips from Death Valley Magazine about ways to increase peripheral vision and scanning abilities without looking like a cop.
I can’t count how many foam shooting mats I have with missing corners from using this technique. I usually use duct tape. The co-ban is a good modification.
Good knowledge to have. In the field, steri-strips are your friend. They will work almost as well as sutures, but without the pain and hassle.
I recently listened to this podcast and recommend it to everyone, especially those of you who write. I am finding that the authors’ statements that a book will take “one year of full time effort” to finish are right on the money. I’m working on my book at least four nights a week and it seems like it will never be finished!
I agree with Grant here. The best way to avoid mistakes is to analyze previous incidents and learn from the mistakes of others.
Safety advice from John Farnam for any of you who spend time in courtrooms.
John Johnston has some important insights about the true value of training.
If you are paying attention to the mainstream media, you are being lied to.
“I have a hard time believing that the people who write this stuff are even sincere. They’re going for the big story, the most shares, the most tweets, the mention on late night television.
I’m not complaining. In fact, I welcome this development. I love that the mainstream media is getting trashier and easier to dismiss.
It makes people more willing to consider what non-mainstream writers have to say.”
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