Curt Andrews

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Outdoors
Creepy Clowns and Situational Awareness

With all these creepy clown sightings of late, it’s made me stop and think about the importance of situational awareness.     You’re walking down the street, minding your own business when a

Outdoors
The Best Bicycle For SHTF

Watching all of the recent natural disasters have made me realize that now it's more important than ever to have a plan for fuel shortages. We will still need transportation.  Bicycles are another way of tr

Outdoors
Lesson Four: Food Storage

With hurricane Harvey bearing down on Texas, it’s important to think about being prepared for a catastrophic of off grid event. Shelter and water are crucial. We won’t live hours or days without them. Howe

Outdoors
Walking Fido While Tote'n A Rosco

Your dog looks bored sitting on the couch.  A fun day at the park is just what you both need. As you prepare to leave, you pack your gun because you just can't be too cautious today. Unfortunately, we see s

Outdoors
Lesson Three: Drinkable Water

You take your family out camping for the weekend in the Sierra Mountains and you packed everything you need for a weekend getaway.  You made a checklist and went over it several times.  Shelter- check; fire- ch

Outdoors
Lesson Two: How Make A Shelter

In part one I discussed different ways to build a fire.  In this lesson, I'll teach you how to make a shelter in an emergency. Imagine the following scenario:  You take your family out for a day hike at

Outdoors
Lesson One: Building a Fire

Could you start a fire without a lighter or matches?  A firestarter kit is a must have for your bug out bag.  Heck, if Survivorman can start a fire in under 30 seconds, surely, we can do it too!  Only, it&

Politics
Handgun Open Carry Do’s and Don’ts

I don’t know about you, but lately, I have seen an increase of people who open carry.  Let me say that  I am not against open carry.  I do practice open carry, but only in a few places.  I

Lifestyle
Know Before You Go

We have been there before: we’re packing for a trip or a vacation, checking everything off our list- clothing, toiletries, medications, and your handgun. These days it’s like a visa card “don&rsquo

Outdoors
Coming Soon-- Off Grid Survival School

While people have prepared by stocking up on valuable resources like food, water, and other essential resources, many have never taken the time out to learn how to build a fire without matches or filter water for dr

Outdoors
Off Grid Bicycles

Just imagine-- you are sitting at your computer, reading the latest news at MadisonsCPC.net or Lanterns.Buzz,  drinking your cup of coffee when it happens.  The power goes out, and you wonder how it will take t

Outdoors
Cycling Defense Part 2 (Real Life)

I recently wrote an article titled Cycling Self-Defense. In that article, I talked about how to defend yourself while riding a bicycle.  Well, I am going to revisit this subject again because I realized the sho

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