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Bushcraft or BS: Creating a Poncho From a Trashbag

When it comes to a good survival kit simplicity and versatility are crucial. Few items are as simple and versatile as a large heavy duty trash bag. They are light, compact, multi-purpose, inexpensive, reusable, and readily available. Read More

As an agent you are lied to on a daily basis. Additionally, as an undercover agent I often had to lie. Because of this I had to learn how to determine if someone was lying to me and also how to mask my lie while undercover. I remember once I had this military member who Read More

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), designated cops in schools (aka School Resource Officers or SROs), gun-free zones, random bag checks on subways, and other like-minded safety initiatives have been called security theater by more than a few wise minds.

Dear Hotlist member: You’ve just arrived at my new “Bushcraft Or Bullshit” blog page. Forgive the harsh language, but considering the gravity of what we’re trying to accomplish here, I think you’ll agree it’s appropriate. Because if you’re anything like me, a guy who believes that someday, somehow the world as we know it today Read More

I hate to tell you this, but most of the self-defense programs out there are crap. Yep, I said it… they are crap. They will steer you in the wrong direction if you’re a person who is serious about learning how to really protect yourself, or your loved ones, against bigger, badder, stronger attackers who Read More

I’m old. I can prove it with the following sentence. When I was a kid, I cannot recall one child in my school ever having a peanut allergy and you could eat peanuts and peanut butter sandwiches willy-nilly. (Willy-nilly is a word that old men are legally obligated to use, I don’t make the rules.) Read More