27 muggings in 12 minutes – the speed dating of crime

Want to get a feel for blitzkrieg muggings? Watch this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0ztLtpuwkM   I don’t know who in the world filmed this video, but it looks like some guy just sat at his window for the whole Brazil Olympics and videotaped the street outside.   These are almost all snatch-and-go, blitzkrieg style robberies. The BG’s… Continue reading 27 muggings in 12 minutes – the speed dating of crime

Should I get a serrated or a plain edge knife?

Serrated vs plain edge? There are plenty discussions on the internet about this topic. Here's my rule of thumb: Serrated edges are better for slicing and sawing through harder materials (tree branches, seat belts etc.); plain edges are better for stabbing, clean cuts and push cuts (meat and whittling wood etc.).   I've seen serrated… Continue reading Should I get a serrated or a plain edge knife?

Common sense driving skills for safety

The saddest part about the internet is how hard it is to find good advice through all the noise. ITS Tactical has some good old common sense advice on driving skills for the civilian interested in safety. Read it now: 5 Tactical Driving Tips for the Everyday Civilian By Wyatt Knox Rarely, if ever, will… Continue reading Common sense driving skills for safety

Can you save your own life? Fitness edition

Are you fit enough to save your own life? What about the lives of your family? Mark's Daily Apple has a nice definition of being competent (in terms of fitness): "the ability to save your own life in an immediate (however rare) crisis should be the absolute baseline for general competency"   While general definitions are… Continue reading Can you save your own life? Fitness edition

“She was asking for it” – where did it come from?

There's something you'll notice if you look for it - people mix up causation and correlation all the frickin time.   A look at stereotypes What's the profile of a girl who dresses excessively sexily (i.e. someone who crosses the sexy – slutty line)? It's most likely to be a girl desperate for attention and… Continue reading “She was asking for it” – where did it come from?

The 3 roots of anger (this REALLY explains SJWs)

There are 3 reasons why someone gets angry, and knowing them can help you understand yourself, and the people around you, a bit better. And in a bad situation, just might save your hide.   From Les Carter’s The Anger Workbook (via Marc MacYoung), the 3 root causes of anger are:   - Preserving essential… Continue reading The 3 roots of anger (this REALLY explains SJWs)

This is how you become more safe

The are 2 things everybody wants from the world. Good Guy, Bad Guy, doesn't matter, everybody wants these 2 things:   Low Risk. High Reward.   Is it WORTH it? Criminals. A guy going off to work. A woman looking for a relationship. We all want Low Risk/High Reward from everything we do. * Even if… Continue reading This is how you become more safe