Your Hump Day Reading List for September 13, 2017

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More great articles to help you and your family stay safe and sound!


You’ve got the tourniquet…

…but do you know how to use it? Caleb Causey from Lone Star Medics shows you the basics of applying a tourniquet properly.


So you know how to use a tourniquet…

…but have you practiced applying it to yourself under a realistic scenario? Caleb’s back, this time with a “dry fire” exercise to help you help yourself when you’ve been grievously injured.


Disasters don’t always strike at home

We talk a lot about preparing to deal with disasters at home or work. “Get home bags” are common recommendations on prepper sites. But what if you’re a LONG way from home when the event unfolds — such as in a foreign country? That makes the situation far more complex. This article has some good thoughts on the subject, starting with your planning.


Gray Man — or Grey Man?

It doesn’t really matter, because any way you spell it the notion of fitting into your environment is a basic part of reducing your victim profile. This article has a couple of good examples of why you might want to do so, along with some tips to make it happen. (BTW, remember that in most foreign countries the baseball cap will mark you as a tourist and fodder for thieves and scammers. What’s gray here may not be gray somewhere else!)


One expert’s guide to defensive training

If you’re over 25, you’ve probably read some of Sheriff Jim Wilson’s articles. You probably also know that Jim has some specific opinions about things, and one of them is what you should look for in a defensive trainer. I agree with him.


One doctor’s thoughts on dealing with the age of terrorism

You may not be able to prevent terrorism, but you certainly can learn how to deal with it when it occurs. It’s not all about shooting, either — learning how to do basic trauma care may save more lives than knowing how to shoot well. In this essay, an emergency room physician talks about what you can do for yourself and others.


Dumb picture. Good article.

Massad Ayoob details his “Five Point Checklist” for what you should do after you’ve used your defensive handgun against an attacker. It’s something I’ve memorized since first encountering it in the mid-90s, and it’s as relevant today as it was then. Read it, print it out, and save it for future reference.

– Grant

P.S.: If you haven’t yet gotten your copy of Prepping for Life: The balanced approach to personal security and family safety, you’re probably still missing vital parts of your self defense and family safety planning! It’s available now in Kindle, iBooks, and paperback versions and is getting rave reviews. Get your copy today and start down the road of total personal security!


Opening photo by Backpacker – (CC0 public domain)




About the Author:

Grant Cunningham is a renowned author and teacher in the fields of self defense, defensive shooting education and personal safety. He’s written several popular books on handguns and defensive shooting, including "The Book of the Revolver", "Shooter’s Guide To Handguns", "Defensive Revolver Fundamentals", "Defensive Pistol Fundamentals", and "Practice Strategies for Defensive Shooting" (Fall 2015.) Grant has also written articles on shooting, self defense, training and teaching for many magazines and shooting websites, including Concealed Carry Magazine, Gun Digest Magazine, the Association of Defensive Shooting Instructors ADSI) and the popular Personal Defense Network training website. He’s produced a DVD in the National Rifle Association’s Personal Firearm Defense series titled "Defensive Revolver Fundamentals" and teaches defensive shooting and personal safety courses all over the United States.
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