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.
Three fast workouts designed for cops and firefighters. If you are short on time, give these a try!
Speaking of working out, it’s no secret that I’m a big fan of deadlifting. But some folks have jacked up backs and can’t pull heavy weight from the floor. Here’s a deadlift variation that is a little easier on the low back. If you can’t do traditional pulls, this might work for you.
Paul Sharp has a great article about unarmed knife defense. He advocates the same techniques that I teach…controlling the weapon-bearing limb with both hands and body weight. Lots of techniques will work, but this is the best option for people who don’t have years of training.
The author of this piece contacted me before it went to print. He got a lot of information from my website. It is a very in-depth analysis of the best strategies for dealing with an active killer. Great information!
I get a lot of questions from school/office employees who are looking for a low profile tool they can use to break windows in the event of an active shooter breaching their lockdown attempts.
This looks like a good option, and can probably serve as a decent impact weapon as well.
For all my friends who play in the outdoors, here is a state-by-state list of all the venomous spiders and how to identify them.
With that said, the “spider bite” you have isn’t likely to have been delivered by any of these creatures. Statistically it is far more likely to be a MRSA skin infection than a venomous spider bite. Initial presentation of both appear to be similar.
The general guideline in wilderness medicine is that if you didn’t actually see the spider, it’s most likely MRSA.
Having a good belt is critical when you carry a gun. The proper belt will make your gun more comfortable and more secure. It will also make your draw much more consistent. Buy a good belt! I like the Galco belts for everyday wear and use the Wilderness Instructor belt when teaching.
My buddy Dave drops some knowledge….
Some things you might have forgotten…
Rob Tackett goes over some additional learning points from the Nairobi mall terrorist attack…
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