Nonfood stock up items

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In the past I have written articles about being prepared, prepared for hurricanes, ice storms, tornadoes, riots et al.
My article on Emergency Food is here.
Batteries for Emergency Gear
Physical Security – Your home
Physical Security – Firearms
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Let’s start with something very important, if you are or have females, don’t forget feminine hygiene! I suggest two to three months’ supply in the long run. By buying one month’s supply every two weeks, in just nine weeks you will have covered your use and have the extra. If that is too hard on the budget, try getting 1 ½ what you need. Continue reading

Prepping / Emergency food

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I have been working on this article for about a year, it was just not ready to be published, then this week Price Cutter had canned veggies for 29 cents a can. Harter House used to weekly have them for 39 cents, now I noticed they are up to 49 cents. With that in mind, here are my ideas on stocking up on food, the EASY and INEXPENSIVE way to do it.

There are more than a few articles about food for long and mid-term. Some say to buy it all at once, others give a list of what to buy every week. Many are based on ‘dry’ goods (beans and rice) only or refer you to MRE’s or premade freeze dried foods. While all these are ‘good’ articles you should get food you will actually and ‘normally’ eat as a part of the solution. Continue reading

Student of the Gun training, Part 3

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In part 1 of this article I talked about my adventures in getting to Mississippi, in part 2 I wrote about alternate use of force options. In this the 3rd and final part, I wanted to talk about the Beyond the Band Aid training.

Zach, one of Professor Paul’s sons, seemed unsure and nervous every time I entered the main door or left the classroom and went through the “reception” area to go to the bathroom.

I saw/see my son Jesse in Zach. I did take a moment to tell him that he is a Rockstar. Why? Because I see something great in him, like I did in Jesse at that age, I couldn’t put my finger on it but I know it is there.
They say once it is on the internet it never disappears. With that in mind. Zach, I don’t know what the future holds for you but I know you can handle it, defeat it and come out on top, in every sense of the word, as Dave Ramsey means it, so do I, in you I see a Rockstar. Not the burn out drugged out self-centered type, but the person who exceeds, all he is meant to do. One who people say, “I am better off for knowing him.” Continue reading

Holster review – DeSantis 1911 SoB holster (067 /85)

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Years ago, about 2000 I was swayed away from carrying my Glock and to carrying my 1911 again. I really don’t remember why. Since Missouri did not have a CCW permit at that time, and I had not carried the 1911 in Texas I did not have a good carry holster for the 1911. With that in mind I purchased the holster in this review.  This is a made in the USA, black holster for a full size 1911 from DeSantis, model 067 Small of Back holster. Continue reading

A quick overview of Ares Tactical

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I want to start off with a disclaimer. Matt Facas started out several years ago as some guy I met at a gathering, then he became a guy I knew, then an acquaintance and now I consider him a friend. Before you think my views are too bias, check out some of my other reviews, I can be brutal. With that knowledge I talked to Matt and let him know I wanted to do a review of his products, I did not want or need any since I had many of them on hand. I could see the nervous look in his eyes, he was wondering how tough I was going to be. Well, I am just as tough as with any product I review.

I will start off with where you can find his company Ares Tactical. Check them out at or at on FaceBook. Continue reading