Over the holiday weekend, I was invited to a friend’s campground on a lake. He was hosting Memorial Day activities and invited my family to join. Upon arriving I felt like I just belonged there. Everyone was so happy there and while only 25 minutes from my home, it felt worlds away. It got me thinking on how important a known destination that isn’t your primary home is.
For those of you who have done any reading on prepping and survival tactics, an EDC is probably a term you know very well. For those of you new to the subject, you’d be surprised to know you already have an EDC, in the most technical sense.
An EDC, or Every Day Carry, is just that: Items you carry on your person every day. For the non-prepper types, this would include items such as your keys, wallet, and cell phone. This in the event of an emergency, or even a minor situation, will leave you woefully under-prepared. Compounding this issue is the subject of making sure your family is prepared as well. Continue reading “EDC: Family Edition”
I love camping. I love playing in the mountains, exploring, seeing new country, and doing activities that toughen myself and my children. With six kids, spending time in the outdoors can be a challenge. Whining, filthy little brats tax your patience, and yet spending the quality time is a great way to see them learn and grow.
Our world gets more atomized and distracted every day. Everyone is too busy being “entertained” with all of this nonsense to really appreciate and understand human interaction. In speaking back and forth with some of the commenters here, the topic of getting together as a family for dinner came up. I thought about it deeper and realized that people are so wrapped up in things that don’t matter that they let their real life interactions slip. Today, I’ll share what I do with my family and the benefits I’ve seen from creating time to just be together.
That’s right, gents! It’s time for another post on learning to defend you and your family. If you haven’t read the previous entries, I strongly encourage you read them as well (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3). Each lesson we cover can be applied to any style you train in and is also relevant to self-defense. Never forget what is at stake every time you walk out your front door either alone or with your family. Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 4”
Bow shooting is one of the oldest, most primal things a man can do. While I am pro firearms, a bow is something different. There is a connection to the past as well as a bit of a soothing aspect of doing something so ancient, yet so fun. Today I’ll explain the mental benefits of getting into archery and how you can pick up this hobby without breaking the bank.
“What we feel is a choice.”
Control your emotions.
We hear this phrase tossed around a lot, but rarely do we sit down and ponder its full implications.
What does it mean to control our emotions?
Should men simply wear a poker face at all times?
The answer surprisingly is absolutely not. Humans are naturally emotive creatures. It’s a tool to help us process the world around us and to properly respond. Someone who tells you to control your emotions might mean well, but probably has a limited understanding of the subject. Continue reading “Control Your Emotions – Fear and Rage”
We’ve covered some general martial art/self-defense concepts in Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Now it’s time to dig into some concept specific to certain martial arts. That being said, these concepts can still be applicable to other styles and self-defense in general. In fact, some of these principles are even more valuable than those previously discussed.
In addition to the concept, I will also be listing what style I’ve learned these concepts from in case you are still looking for a style to train in. Without further ado, let’s dig in! Continue reading “Protect Your Family by Learning How to Fight: Part 3”
When out with your family, chances are you’re going to be piled into your family car. I don’t care if its a minivan (okay I do but I’ll let it go for the sake of knowledge), a sedan, or a pickup truck, having the supplies you need when you’re stranded or even just in a pinch will help you control the situation a little better than the guy who has nothing. Today, I’ll tell you some things you should keep in your car at all times and some things you may not have considered.