Category Archives: Equipment & Reviews

CCW: Carrying Concealed Weapons

CCW: Carrying Concealed Weapons

ccw-carrying-concealed-weaponsAhern brings more than two decades of concealed carry writing experience (and more than a quarter century of actually carrying concealed weapons on a daily basis) to CCW: Carrying Concealed Weapons.

This is the definitive “how-to” book giving step-by-step, illustrated instructions on how to carry concealed weapons and how to know when others are as well. Sound advice and alternatives are provided from choosing your weapon, to body language, to holsters, to clothing restrictions, ankle and leg carry options, off-body carry, fanny packs, and much more. Continue reading

Total Resistance

Total Resistance

Total-ResistanceNo Matter is you are a history buff, a prepper, or a patriot, this is a book worth having in your library. It is very interesting, as well as unique. It is a government document designed to be given out to the general populace and it describes in detail the best way to conduct guerrilla warfare.

Their is a reason the Swiss have never been invaded, and its not because they are neutral – if I was a bully, and wanted a kids lunch money, just because he said he did not care I stole from the other kids would not stop me from stealing from him also… However, if the neutral kid was packing a .45 acp in his lunch box, I may decide to leave him alone. Continue reading

Build Your Own Metalworking Shop from Scrap: Series Set

Build Your Own Metalworking Shop from Scrap: Series Set

Build-Your-Own-Metal-Shop-SetMr. Gingery is a legend. He made a living solving $500 problems with $50 solutions. You can only do that with skill and thought.

He created this set of books that allow someone to build a complete metal shop using only hand tools. Each book covers a specific machine tool – it has detailed construction diagrams, and step by step instructions.

Each tool is used to create the next tool in line. First you build a small aluminum foundry and learn to cast metal, you use that to build a metal lathe. Which metal castings and a lathe, you can build a metal shaper that allow you to build a milling machine…. Continue reading

Beekeeper’s Handbook

Beekeeper’s Handbook

Beekeepers-Handbook-1It is no secret that I believe that if it is possible then every prepper out to have a beehive or two. The uses of beeswax, honey, and propolis are almost endless, a hive produces items used for food, alcohol, medicine, light, and craft purposes.

My only concern with beekeeping is that there is a lot to learn. This book helps with that, it is very accessible, has good illustrations, and has information for the new as well as the experienced beekeeper. Continue reading

The Ayoob Files

The Ayoob Files

The-Ayoob-FilesIf you own a gun you need to read this book.

Ayoob describes in detail several lethal force encounters, what happened, why it happened, and what the legal consequences were. This is another book of mine that is dog eared, bookmarked, and highlighted.

I discuss portions of this book in all my defensive firearm classes, because the information is relevant to my students.

Anyone can learn to use a firearm, but learning when to use a firearm, or how to use a firearm when one is being used against you are trickier… This books gives the reader quality ammunition to use to make the “when to” decision… Continue reading