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.
A structured list of supplies to fully prepare yourself and your family for a collapse in the health care system. It’s a week-by-week checklist of everything you might possibly need.
For my cop friends out there, please don’t ignore your health. This study shows some surprising findings that show that we have some major problems in our profession.
Awareness isn’t enough. If you are aware of your surroundings, but don’t know how to recognize behaviors that are precursors to an attack, your awareness is useless. Here’s a good list of things to look for. While you are there, check out the rest of the Mom with a Gun blog. Tammy writes some great articles!
It’s long, but there are good lessons to be learned here:
“Our urban plantation population of EBT slaves has become a Damocles Sword hanging above the greater society. That perpetual food conveyor had better not experience a hiccup—for any reason—or in an eye blink there will be unholy hell to pay. Wise citizens will carefully consider the meta-terrain around them for future Black Swans, Black Swans that in reality might be located at the intersections of already understood natural phenomena and the unintended consequences of social experimentation gone disastrously wrong.”
The author’s fictional books (starting with Domestic Enemies) are great reading and provide the blueprint for a dystopian future.
We are developing our own EMP missile. If it has made the news, it’s likely already in production. If we are doing it, are enemies are working on it as well. If they aren’t, they will be soon when one of these crashes and they reverse-engineer it. Smart folks will start preparing for a life without electricity. Check out the books One Second After and Lights Out for visions of what our future could possibly be like.
Gabe Suarez writes about a rifle shooting position that most schools and instructors don’t teach. I would guess that only about 1/3 of my students can get in to it. It’s a shame because I find it both faster and more stable than kneeling.
I’m hoping that you all know better, but if you don’t please pay attention: DON’T TOSS YOUR LOOSE, UNHOLSTERED GUN INTO A BAG! And ladies…that includes purses as well!
A good article on striking with a weapon. I found it interesting that there were no malfunctions after any of the strikes. I like the muzzle punch and the strike with the top of the slide (and teach them in my classes) but I’ve seen magazine baseplates get sheared off when striking with the butt of the gun. He struck a relatively soft target for his tests. If you strike the butt of the gun against a hard skull, you may lose all your rounds!