During our Medic 1 course, while learning how to apply a tourniquet, a few students found out the importance of designating a tourniquet for training purposes only.
When it comes to having pieces of gear on their person, more people have tools to take a life than to sustain it.
The process of personal protection usually involves several steps. Sometimes products, while clever at solving one part of the equation, don’t fit into the Big Picture very well.
The Personal Defense Network team was at the 2015 NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, April 10-12. Several of our PDN contributors stopped to chat with exhibitors — who also happen to be some of PDN’s good friends and sponsors — on the NRA Show floor to discuss products and accessories on the personal defense… Read more »
Members of and regular visitors to the Personal Defense Network tend to be folks who take their personal protection seriously.
Transition: tran•si•tion; tranˈziSHən,-ˈsiSHən/ The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another. “Students in transition from one program to another.” Synonyms: change, passage, move, transformation, conversion, metamorphosis, alteration, handover, changeover. Structures, vehicles, armed, unarmed, standing or grounded: transitions are points of vulnerability. These include: Transitions between locations Transitions in and… Read more »
A short time ago, I was walking through the French Quarter in New Orleans on a trip to visit friends. The cobblestone streets were busy that day with taxis zooming back and forth, locals going about their daily routines, and tourists roaming in and out of some of the most spectacular bars and restaurants on… Read more »
Know your location, and you won’t waste time in an emergency trying to figure out where you are.
Back in my days with the 212 M.A.S.H., a doctor named G. Scott, M.D. once asked me this seemingly simple question … but if you knew him, you knew he expected a very detailed answer. “Pvt. Causey, is medicine a science?” I replied, “Of course it is, sir!” Dr. Scott responded with, “No, it is… Read more »
I recently helped someone navigate one of the most challenging aspects of modern defensive firearms ownership: choosing an optic for a general-purpose AR-type semi-automatic carbine. What makes this such a potential ordeal is the nearly limitless variety of options available. From red dot to reflex, holograph to etched reticule, fixed power to variable and everything… Read more »