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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

Outdoors
Revolver vs. Semi-Auto-- Which One is For You?

There has been much debate over the years as to which is better-- the revolver or the semi-automatic handgun. Here are my two cents on which one I think is better. I am going to look at them from the following areas: con

Outdoors
Malfunctions And How To Fix Them

Malfunctions- they happen to all of us at some point.  Yes, even to the best of us.  It is how we deal with them that makes the difference.  It seems that they always happen at the worst possible times, an

Outdoors
Warm Weather Concealed Carry

It is the time of the year again for short sleeves and pants.  This brings up the question of how do we conceal a handgun in warmer weather?  There is a saying in the concealed carry world and it goes like

Outdoors
Defending Yourself From Your Vehicle

Today you and your family are taking that well-deserved vacation- a trip across the USA in the family vehicle.  You packed the luggage, the kids are in the car, ready to go.  Your handgun is loaded and ready be

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