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What I Learned from my Gunsite 250 Experience

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Earlier this month, I spent a week at the legendary Gunsite Academy in Paulden, Arizona.  I took their 250 Defensive Pistol otherwise known as “The Gunsite Experience”.     There are many articles on the web providing a blow-by-blow description of the class. This will not be one of those articles.  Instead, I’d like to […]

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Building your Own IFAK for Everyday Carry

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Many municipality budgets are being stretched thin and First Responder services are being affected in ways that aren’t always made known to the general public.  I was at my local range and I asked the manager if they had any trauma incidents since they opened.  There were two.  One accidental gunshot wound stemming from hot […]

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Hill People Gear Longhouse Instructional Series

It’s been a while since I’ve visited the Hill brother’s YouTube Channel.  Since then, they’ve started to add instruction videos.  In their October newsletter, they described the rationale behind the Hill People Gear Longhouse Instructional Series:   We’ve just launched a new instructional video series on YouTube. The Longhouse Instructional Series goes hand in hand […]

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Best Bag to take on an Amusement Park Vacation

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I spent the last week at Disney World in Orlando, FL and… since I’m me… the trip afforded the opportunity to pause and reflect on what would be the best bag to take on an amusement park vacation.  First off, some background.  I’ve had plenty of park experience from which to pull from.  This was […]

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Selecting the Perfect Commuter or EDC Work Bag

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I’ve been asked many times about my criteria for selecting a great Commuter or EDC Work Bag.  So, a video was long overdue…       A few other points that I didn’t mention in the video: As you can tell, I prefer backpacks.  Why?  My criteria is simple.  If I had to hump it […]

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How To: Attach a Lanyard to the Maratac AAA Flashlight

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I recently acquired a Maratac AAA Copper Flashlight via Massdrop.  It’s a great light now that County Comm has gone with three modes in the Rev 3. However, if you like attaching lanyards to your lights, one thing they don’t include with the AAA Copper is a split ring.  And it can be frustrating attaching […]

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DIY: GoPro Stainless Steel Safety Tether

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I came across an excellent video from GoPronaut’s YouTube Channel while researching mounts for an upcoming rafting trip.  It walks through a step-by-step on how to create a GoPro Stainless Steel Safety Tether.     The cool thing is he uses vinyl coated wire and shrink-wrap tubing to protect whatever the tether is hooked to.  All […]

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How to Tie a Lanyard Knot

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If you favor lanyards and lanyard beads with your knives, flashlights, and other EDC then knowing how to tie a lanyard knot is essential.     However, initially learning how to tie one can be frustrating.  Randy over at SoloKnifeReviews has created the best video I’ve seen on how to tie a lanyard knot.  He […]

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Things to ask when asking for Bag Recommendations

I get a ton of requests to make bag recommendations.  I also read posts on other sites from people asking others for advice on which bag would be right for them.  However, in most cases, the person making the request doesn’t offer enough information for an informed recommendation. As a result, a ton of suggestions […]

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How To: Be Tacticool

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If you want a good laugh, check out Mat Best’s You Tube Channel.     Mat is a veteran turned online video satirist and entrepreneur.  His company is Article 15 Clothing.  Mat and company can be a bit crude at times so fair warning.  OK, pretty much all the time.  But, I’ve spit out my morning […]

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