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HANDGUNS: The American Talisman

Jun 1st, 2012 | By

Most everyone has a favorite storyteller or someone about whom the stories are always worth listening.  In my circle of friends, there is one man about whom more stories have been told than any other.   My friend is a retired Special Forces soldier and the story in question took place while his “A” team was […]



THE OTHER BAD GUY: A More Sinister Threat

May 12th, 2012 | By

When we were little kids we were taught to identify the villain in our favorite cartoon or TV shows.  All the bad guys wore black masks, were unshaven, and often wore black knit caps.    Consider the bad guys that Ralphie shoots with his BB gun in “A Christmas Story.”  As we matured and were educated […]



“BUNKER” IS PREPPER FOR “COFFIN”

May 5th, 2012 | By

If one more prepper on the Discovery Channel DOOMSDAY BUNKERS and National Geographic DOOMSDAY PREPPERS lauds and pines on and on about bunkers, or speaks glowingly of a new bunker purchase and installation, I’m going to SCREAM! What is it with this bunker mentality? Every bunker that I’ve seen makes a great root cellar, and […]



WE CAN ALL USE SOME INSPIRATION

May 3rd, 2012 | By

No man is an island and we all need inspiration time to time. If you can pull your head out of your iPhone or laptop long enough you just might be amazed at what’s going on in the world around you. A couple of weeks ago I received an email from a fan of the TV […]



THE WARRIOR DEFINED

Apr 24th, 2012 | By

An overused and most often misunderstood word, the true definition of what it means to be a warrior or the warrior mindset eludes most people.  Humans have a natural tendency to define all things down to the simplest most easily digestible level.  Deep thought requires effort and effort is as foreign to many citizens as […]



GCT MAG ADJUSTS TO THE WINDS OF CHANGE: Are You Prepared?

Apr 20th, 2012 | By

Nuclear Holocaust. Past Peak Oil. Economic Collapse. Influenza Outbreak…ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! The list could go on. Unless you’ve been living in Mother Goose’s boot, you’ve noticed things are not as they have been.  Things are much, much different… A friend from college, who had been living outside of the country since he graduated, visited last week. […]



A QUESTION OF PRIORITIES: Killing with no Regard for Healing

Apr 11th, 2012 | By

Take note of the date and time.  Check your clocks and your calendar.  Write it down if you have to, I’m about to admit an error on my part.  That’s right, my judgment was clouded. I mistakenly thought that when addressing the matter of traumatic first aid, life-saving measures used to stop-gap a potentially terminal […]



Israeli Combat Fitness/Medicine DVDs Set [DVD review/Radio Interview]

Mar 15th, 2012 | By

Emergencies are called emergencies because we don’t expect them. They’re like ambushes in life. But, like ambushes, we can prepare for them. Such was the lesson I was reminded on the 16th February, when I lost my father. He had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, cancer we thought all taken care of seven years through […]



SCHOOL SHOOTINGS: You Can’t Sterilize the World

Feb 28th, 2012 | By

Publisher’s Note: There are never an appropriate collection of words to use in order to communicate on something as visceral and deplorable as what happened at Chardon High School this week. We can only offer our deepest condolences to the town of Chardon, Ohio. In the aftermath and rethinking of policy, perhaps the following article might […]



The Super Ego, or Why Men are Afraid to Train

Feb 23rd, 2012 | By

No, I’m not a psychologist; I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. Nonetheless, I’ve been around long enough to know that men have an innate belief, even if subconsciously, that the mere possession of testicles makes them skilled drivers, lovers, and shooters. From a coldly analytical perspective we know that this […]