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Category: Self Defense

Profile in Situational Awareness: Jim Bridger

Profile in Situational Awareness: Jim Bridger

The following is an account regarding the observational prowess and situational awareness of the legendary frontiersman, Jim Bridger. Keep in mind, this is not legend, this account comes to us from a military man, Captain H. E. Palmer, of the Eleventh Kansas Calvary. This account is found in another work by a military man, Biographical Read More

Three Simple Tips to Getting Combat Ready

Three Simple Tips to Getting Combat Ready

As a guy who carried a gun for over 35 years of my life, I can tell you that a gun is a tool, and like all tools, they can fail. You may find yourself in a position where you cannot draw your weapon or drawing your weapon should not be your first response. In Read More

Special Agent Secrets for Street Survival

Special Agent Secrets for Street Survival

As an 18-year special agent in the military and federal government, I learned some key skills that helped me survive on the job and these same skills could help you to survive on the streets. These are not the skills you would necessarily need as a “prepper” to survive a disaster. These are more the Read More

AQUATIC TACTICS: Equalizing Pressure – The “Hands-Free” Series by Mark Hatmaker

AQUATIC TACTICS: Equalizing Pressure – The “Hands-Free” Series by Mark Hatmaker

(This article is best consumed in series with the prior offerings regarding Aquatic Tactics found here, here and here. ) In the previous lesson we covered the science behind the essential need for pressure-equalization when working sub-surface and ran through a series of methods to accomplish this end that required a free hand, i.e., “The Read More

Self-Defense is Not Just Fighting, You Need Good Tactics Too!

Self-Defense is Not Just Fighting, You Need Good Tactics Too!

I am a big advocate of self-defense training, and I highly recommend that EVERYONE has some form of self-defense instruction whether in person or via the videos offered by TRS. But, let me caution you, you could go to self-defense classes every week and feel pretty confident about yourself knowing you have the ability to Read More

How to Choose the Right Survival Knife for YOU!

How to Choose the Right Survival Knife for YOU!

I carry a knife with me almost everywhere I go, and I have a variety of knives that I like. In the military and as an agent I always had a knife with me, sometimes more than one. The Air Force actually issued me the knife shown below.