They come in a variety of sizes. Some are heavy-duty construction grade while others barely strong enough to mess with. The most common color is black and some have handles, grips and even convenient drawstrings. There are over a trillion sold every year and a staggering 1 million of them are used every minute. What am I talking about?
In my first article, I covered some basics on concealed carry and practical defense. This second part in the series shows the illicit intentness of the adversary with a disturbing look into the criminal mind. —Bob Campbell
The training you receive is important, and the people you meet in gun-handling classes are often among the most friendly and interesting in the world. Many have similar interests that cross all racial, gender, cultural and social boundaries, which is as it should be. The classes you take will be a positive experience.
On March 6, 2014, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) issued an El Nino watch for the spring and summer of 2014. Named after the baby Jesus by South American fisherman from the coasts of Peru and Ecuador, El Nino is the warming of the Pacific Ocean between Hawaii and the western coast of South America in an area called Nino3.4. This warm water changes wind patterns, in turn affecting global weather. Moreover, this time around meteorologist and scientists are expecting a “doozy.”
Typically thought of as the ugly duckling from the lily plant family, this common, yet often overlooked, succulent plant has dozens of uses. The amazing green gem known as the Aloe Vera plant produces beautiful yellow or orange tubular flowers in the summer months yet still remains a silent superstar of the plant world.
Over the last 30 days, I shared a tip each day to help you prepare for spring storms and the stinging heat of summer.
There are an estimated 3 to 4 million lakes in the United States. One study even found that lake destinations were the number one spot for travel in 2012. This does not surprise me. Lakes offer plenty of recreational activities at an extremely low price. Many area lakes surrounding my city are even free to use.
Preppers will tell you they practice prepping as a way to be prepared for what the future may hold. Of course none of us really know what tomorrow or even the next hour will bring. So it is probably wise to plan ahead at least a little bit. It does not matter if you are the type that plans for the end of the world scenario or someone who just wants to have a few essentials on hand in case of an emergency; having a basic first aid kit assembled and within reach is a good idea.
I hope you have plenty of non-perishable food stored for a potential power outage, but that does not necessarily mean you have to throw out your refrigerated items right away. Using two terracotta pots, sand, water and a cotton cloth or towel, you can make an evaporative refrigeration system called a zeer pot.
Are you a member of a private, or open gun range or do you have your own gun range? If you shoot regularly at a primitive gun range—one without shelter, a clubhouse or designated shooting bays—there are ways to make your day at the range safer and more comfortable with these five tips.
Power outage, survival, camping, hiking, and natural disasters—there are plenty of situations when you may be without electricity. However, that does not mean you need to go without power.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week is May 25-31, which gives you plenty of time and no excuses not to be prepared.
Knowing how to start a fire can possibly save your life. It is one of the most essential survivor skills you should know if you are serious about surviving in an emergency or disaster. Here are five good reasons for knowing how to start a fire.
Most heat-related injuries and deaths occur because people have lack of access to adequate air conditioning. Remember from yesterday’s post, when it is 90 degrees Fahrenheit or hotter, electric fans do not help cool the body. Today, make sure your air conditioning unit is in tip-top shape and ready for the upcoming summer months.
Over exposure to heat can cause hyperthermia, which in turn causes heat-related illness. Hyperthermia is the process when your body cannot regulate its temperature in extreme heat. This includes heat cramps, heat rash, heat fatigue, heat syncope, sunburn, heatstroke, and heat exhaustion.
The terms hot-headed and blood-boiling may be more literal than you think. Numerous studies have shown that higher temperatures negatively affect our mood. Heat can make us irritable, impatient, physically uncomfortable, aggressive and even violent. In fact, violent assault numbers—intent to do physical harm against another person—rise during the hotter months. The hotter it gets, the more aggressive we feel.
Concealed carrying in winter is easier than in warm weather because we wear more layers, and cover garments, such as sweaters, hoodies or jackets, do not look suspicious.