I carry a mid-size folding knife (CRKT M16SF) in my pocket merely out of comfort and a desire to maintain a very low profile and retain flexibility in movement. It’s a knife for utility primarily and self defense secondarily. Though I generally keep it sharp, it gets beat on during the week from prying, doing […]

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Applicability of Load Bearing Gear for the Armed Citizen

When I originally wrote on this topic a few years ago, I took a lot of flak over it by people who didn’t seem to disagree with my thoughts or conclusions, but apparently wanted to attack me personally for stepping into their lane or something.  Character assassination notwithstanding, I think this is worth writing about […]

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During my time on active duty in the Army, I tried to make my kit better in every iteration. As I moved from different IBA (improved battle armor/Interceptor battle armor) setups to the plate carrier I was issued before going to Afghanistan, one thing always rustled my jimmies: I had to cut tie-downs, unbutton, unweave, […]

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Knives are an interesting piece of kit. They are more frequently used than other items people carry with with them, and subsequently more frequently misused. The basic function of a knife is to cut or chop (sharp, pointy things are made to do that).  However, I cannot relate the number of times I have witnessed, […]

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Here’s a video from our buddy John Lovell. I think you’ll enjoy his straight to the point video. To find out more about John check out his YouTube channel and page. What is the Warrior Poet Society? There is an old quote known to many in the world of self-defense: “The state that separates its […]

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I can’t say enough positive things about Powertac’s E9R 1020 lumen light.  It’s blinding, compact, lightweight, tough and easy to use flashlight.  For me, it has become the perfect EDC light which is what I was looking for when I stumbled across it.  After months of evaluation I carry it daily. There are some pantheons […]

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