Here are a few links to articles and videos I found interesting this week and want to share. Some are intellectual. Some are informative. Some are just fun. If you have some free time, check them out this weekend.
The author makes some very good points here about why you might want to go to the hospital after a shooting incident…even if you feel OK.
And speaking of doctors…..
What would you do if you were sick and you couldn’t get to one? Think about the recent breakdown of the healthcare system after Hurricane Sandy on the East coast. Here’s a good article about how to tell the difference between a cold and the flu and how to treat both of them in the absence of medical care. If you are really interested in the topic, the author’s book is a good place to start.
This post is just full of good medical advice! Here’s what to do if you suspect you (or a companion) are having a heart attack and hospitalization isn’t an option.
Great advice here. Everything you need to know and have to be able to stay in your own home after an emergency.
Men, there is no harder gun to shoot well than a lightweight .38 snub. Don’t buy them for your wives, girlfriends, and daughters! Contrary to popular belief, the snub revolver is an expert’s gun…not one that should be given to a barely-competent shooter.
The best choice is to get her a Smith M&P or Glock in 9mm and provide her with the training she needs to handle it competently. And when I say “provide”, that generally means by someone OTHER than you! Trust me on this. I teach firearms full time for a living. I have exceptional patience with new shooters…everyone except any woman I’m dating! I turn into the worst teacher imaginable when I’m teaching a woman I love. And most of my male friends are the same way if they are honest enough to admit it.
My experience echoes that of the author. Dull green and brown colors (hippy earth tones) work nearly as well as camouflage in the woods.
They have two big advantages over camo however:
1) They don’t draw attention in urban environments. Camo does.
2) You won’t be mistaken for a member of the military, police, or local militia. That’s a good thing in most survival situations.
More important than the camo vs. hippy earth tone debate is the fact that black may be the worst possible color to wear in any environment…even at night. There is nothing in the woods that is black. At night, black actually is more visible than brown or green.
If you want to be “camouflaged”, ditch the camo (especially the ACUs, they are horrible) and black. Get some browns and greens and you’ll fit into almost every environment.
Pretty good article from the Art of Manliness about how to use a tactical flashlight.