Your Hump Day Reading List for August 29, 2018

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Most people’s vacations are over and it’s back to the grind — but the Hump Day Reading List is here to give you a mid-week break!


Medical preparedness most don’t think of

What would you do if you or someone around you had a severe allergic reaction? It might be from a bee sting or a food allergy, but either (and more besides) can be dangerous — or even fatal. This article has a good introduction to treatment and stabilization of the allergic reaction.


“Money is no object” preparedness

This is just for fun; I’m in no way suggesting you aspire to this, but here’s a look at how wealthy people do preparedness — along with what they’re preparing for. (Makes me shake my head in wonderment.) 


Female criminals are out there, and they’re hoping you’ll underestimate them

This is an older article by Greg Ellifritz, but it’s worth sharing again. Most people — men and women — fail to understand the prevalence and the violent potential of female criminals. That social conditioning, in fact, is what they rely on to surprise their victims. Greg’s dealt with more than a few of them over the years, and he has a caution for the rest of us.


You’ve landed. Now what?

Some of the tips in this article are aimed at simply having a better trip, but some of them are important from a safety and preparedness standpoint. Think about what you’ll do when you land BEFORE you actually land.


Kids should know what to do

One of the tasks you have as a parent is teaching your kids how to keep themselves safe. A big part of that is knowing what an emergency is, and what to do should they be involved in one. Here’s one prepared parent’s approach to raising more resilient children. 


What NOT to do with your defensive firearm

One fellow learned — luckily without severe injury — all the things you shouldn’t do with a defensive firearm. Read the article with the understanding that virtually everything he did was ill-advised, and frankly could have gotten him killed. It’s sheer luck that he wasn’t.

– Grant Cunningham

P.S.: If you haven’t noticed, I’m big on personal responsibility and judgement when it comes to firearms. My most recent book, Protecting Your Homestead: Using a rifle to defend life on your property, is all about using your rifle responsibly in self defense and protection of life around you — including when you should and shouldn’t be using it. You can get your copy in paperback, Kindle, or iBooks formats.




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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