Friday, May 31, 2019

Dogs vs Armed Attackers

This one is in Spanish but check it out, the images speak for themselves.



Pretty amazing how the animals react and save the owner. Goes to show how valuable dogs are for self defense.

Oh, don’t worry, none of the shots hit the puppies!

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Monday, May 27, 2019

7 Reasons Why Both Beginners and Advanced shooters need a Revolver


No, I’m serious. You do.
Look, I’ll be the first to admit that 99.99% of the time I spend it with my Glock and so should you. It is your best investment and will give you the best chances of winning … with the right training. More on that later.
  • Simplicity of manual of arms. Every new shooter gets it right away. Open the cylinder like this. Put bullets. Close. Pull trigger.
  • No failure to feeds or failures to eject. These you train to solve almost instantly… but that only comes with training.
  • No manual safety. You’d be amazed how often even trained law enforcement struggle with it or forget about it in the heat of the moment.
  • No chamber to be left empty. Another common cause of trouble and debate for those that believe in carrying with an empty chamber.
  • No grip related problems. This one is a huge problem often overlooked, limp wristing, the slide hitting your thumb because of a poor grip. None of these are a problem with a revolver.
  • You can have it in some nice powerful rounds.
  • Ammo versatility. A nice 357 can handle hunting loads, defense loads, light 38s.
Bonus Point: Maybe the most important one for someone that goes with an auto as his main gun , as backup guns. Also for arming other people. Not everyone is as dedicated and for the average shooter a revolver is simply more suited for their level of training.
FerFAL
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Are you strong? Statistically speaking, probably not.

Ask most people if they are strong and most people will likely say “yes”. If they don’t say it out loud, they still probably believe it to be true. At the very least, most people believe they are strong enough or stronger than average.

It is natural to feel that way because it should be no surprise to learn that being strong is actually very good for you. The bad news is, most people aren’t strong and in general people are getting weaker every year.

Obviously from a survival perspective strength goes beyond opening jars and bottles but doing work, fixing stuff and self defense. But what I find interesting is that being strong, in particular measured in regards to your grip strength, is strongly (wink, wink) lined to your health status.
A higher handgrip strength (HGS) means a lower risk of overall cardiovascular disease mortality, CVD being among the main causes of premature death worldwide. Beyond that a stronger grip is related in the medical community to vitality and better overall health.

https://today.uconn.edu/2011/06/grip-strength-is-good-indicator-of-overall-health/#

But back to the question, the only way of knowing how strong you really are is to properly measure it. It’s a rather simple stat to track so I got myself one of these gadgets. (affiliate link to Amazon below in case you want to give it a go)

It costs just a few bucks and it lets you know how strong you are for real. “Strong” is best, at the very least you want to be on the right side of the “Normal” bracket and you definitely don’t want to be “Weak”. If you are though, you may want to start working out more, increase your general fitness level and keep track of the progress made.
Take care,

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Awesome IMCO lighter


Everyone is familiar with the beloved Zippo lighter but drop the name “IMCO” and you’ll get a confused face and a “whut??”


It’s a shame though. IMCO started as a company in Austria in 1907 and made the first “trench” lighters in 1918. These were the first true commercial lighters ever made.


IMCO closed as a company in Austria in 2012. They sold the rights to a company in China and the famous lighter is still available at a fraction of the price. If you want the original Made in Austria ones though you’ll have to buy on the used market, with prices already pretty high.
Classics Imco Triplex Super 6700 Stainless Steel Oil Petrol Cigarette Lighter (Type 1)
IMCO lighters have several advantages.
1)They are sturdy as hell. People think Zippos are tough. They are ok but the lid hinge is a natural weak spot and the large metal surfaces can be bent. On the other hand the IMCO is made of folder or rounded metal which gives it much greater structural integrity and takes abuse better.

2)Opens and Lights on one flick of the finger. Its simply faster as it opens and strikes the flint at the same time unlike the two separate operations needed for the Zippo.
3)More reliable ignition. In a Zippo you move the wheel directly with your finger. On the IMCO you have greater leverage and sparks are clearly larger. This causes the IMCO to go through flints a bit faster, but then again it requires less attempts to lit.
4)Easy to replace flints. Just open the compartment and drop it there. Close it and you’re done.
5)Storage compartment for a spare flint.

6)Can be used as a candle by removing the fuel tank. This can be very handy at times and extends the utility off the lighter to be used as a candle or small torch.
7)Much better fuel run. A Zippo dries up in about a week or two while an IMCO with its smaller wick lid can keep running for about a month.

8)Adjustable flame. On Super Triplex models, the wind shield allows you to adjust the flame.
If you like traditional lighters, give the IMCO a try.

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Monday, May 13, 2019

Sweden tells its Citizens to stock up Cash

Obverse of the series 2009 $100 Federal Reserve Note.jpg
Cash is indeed King

Sweden's Civil Contingencies Agency is telling residents to stockpile 'cash in small denominations'.

The concern is that in a society that is steadily going cashless, a cyber attack would leave Swedes vulnerable, unable to buy basic supplies or get by during a period of time until things gets sorted out.
It does make perfect senses and this concern Sweden authorities have is one of the reason why a cash stash has been recommended here time and again over the years. In a society were a growing number of people aren’t using cash at all, it is understandable to make such warnings and its worth repeating yet again: Cash is king and make sure to always have some at hand. Start with a small fund and try to build up to a month worth of expenses.

Remember to get a proper safe for your valuables, not just cash but jewellery, precious metals and important documents. A small safe like this Digital Safe goes for under 40 bucks. At the very least, get one like this if you dont have a safe already.

Better yet, get a proper Gun Cabinet Safe so as to keep your firearms in as well. These wont break the bank and will make the difference if someone breaks into your place.
FerFAL
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Video: Learning From a Shooting in Brazil


Take a look at how this goes down.
The criminal has a 38 revolver, the woman a 380ACP pistol.
She does well at staying calm and actually aiming, hits him in the back and he goes down, dies on the way to the hospital later on. The husband reacts very well and takes the bad guy's revolver.
In spite of staying calm (important) and a bit of luck on her side (criminal just ignoring her completely) she does have a poor grip on the gun and likely gets hit on the thumb with the slide. She jerks the gun back after that one shot she fires. Lucky for her, she didnt need another shot to stop the
threat.
Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”

Monday, May 6, 2019

What Is the Safest Seat on a Plane?


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Cellphone stops bullet, saves woman’s life (for real!)

Sólo fue un susto. Nancy apenas tuvo unos raspones.


La ropa de la mujer quedó quemada.
This happened in Tucumán, Argentina a couple days ago.

A women was mugged and the bastard shot her while fighting over her cellphone.
In what I can only assume is a typical instinctive reaction of bringing your hands up to defend yourself, the phone was shot and the bullet didnt have enough strength to seriously wound her, only suffering minor cuts along her arm and abdomen.

The hole looks small, most likely 22LR. Even if just a 22, that’s some serious luck. Must have been with the phone at an angle, the round further losing velocity along the arm (maybe clothes) and then hitting her abdomen with low enough velocity. Or maybe the bullet just fragmeneted a lot when hitting the battery, Gorilla glass backed by a screen protector.

Its very interesting. Look at how big that exit hole is. The phone did a far better job than I'd think.
Anyway, she should try getting a few lottery tickets as well!

FerFAL

Fernando “FerFAL” Aguirre is the author of “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” and “Bugging Out and Relocating: When Staying is not an Option”