Get Home Bag Vs. Bug-Out Bag [Urban Survival]

You’ve heard of the “bug-out bag,” the “go bag,” and the “72-hour bag.” Lately, I’ve noticed an uptick in chatter regarding about something called the “Get Home Bag.” Seriously, how many bags is a guy (or gal) supposed to have? Sheesh. Not to mention, if you’re going to keep weapons in each of these bags, that’s a lot to keep track of… Not to paint with too broad a brush, but I’m guessing that you’re not the type of person with 12 different pair of black dress shoes, one for each nuanced occasion. But that doesn’t mean you should dismiss […]

3 Emergency Sources of Water Inside Your Home

ANSWER: In the event that your home’s water supply has been compromised, the first step you should take is to turn off the water service at the shutoff valve, usually located at the water meter. This will ensure that the water currently in your home’s plumbing is not tainted. Under ideal circumstances, you’ll be close to home when a crisis occurs, where you’ve stored an adequate emergency water supply, at least enough to last your family for 30 days: 1 gallon per person per day + water for sanitation. But what if your storage plans aren’t complete in time? Or what […]

Shotgun Defense: Are You Really Better Off With a Shotgun? [VIDEO]

If you read this blog often, you’re probably aware that I’m a big proponent of the pump shotgun for home defense (see my top 3 recommendations here). In fact, I often counsel students that if you only own 1 firearm, and you’re by no means what you might call a “firearms enthusiast,” I believe a pump-action shotgun is the best choice going away… Recently, I’ve received several questions about the true worthiness of a home defense shotgun. Specifically, many doubters argue that a shotgun is no better than handgun for home defense. While it’s true that a handgun is easier […]

Top 3 B.O.B. Guns

Recently, I had a friend ask me, “what’s the best gun for my bug-out bag?” It’s a question that I’ve answered more than a few of times over the years, but my answer has always been the same. I answer with another question: Do you consider yourself a firearms enthusiast? Now, I don’t ask this to be condescending. I’m always happy to talk about firearms until I’m blue in the face… but the answer to this question helps me give a much more helpful answer. The reason is that I need to determine the person’s level of familiarity with firearms […]