Thursday, January 16, 2020

What are Latin Americans Preparing for? 6 Key Important Lessons


Wednesday, January 15, 2020

“The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse” on SALE in Amazon!

https://amzn.to/38dYP7Q

If you still don’t have a copy of my first book, now is the best time to do so!
“The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse”  has a nice discount on Amazon so get it while it lasts.
Also, a big thank you do everyone that picked a copy of my latest book “Street Survival Skills”.
If you liked it, consider leaving a review in Amazon. It takes just a minute and they do help a great deal so I genuinely appreciate those as well.
Take care folks!
Fernando

Monday, January 13, 2020

TMS Podcast #4 - Eric from Rule The Wasteland: Situation in US, Europe, EDC, Guns and Martial Arts


Another Podcast, this time with Eric from Rule the Wasteland. We had a pretty nice conversation and talked about everything from US and Europe current events and politics to guns, EDC and martial arts. I had a blast.

The sounds is crappy the first few seconds but its over soon. (working on fixing it, likely need to use headphones to keep the sound from looping).

Oh, one more thing. I'm enjoying doing these chats with folks, but let me know if you like them or not or if you'd rather have more typical content here.

Take care!

 FerFAL

Friday, January 10, 2020

TMS Podcast #3 - Matt Bracken: Trump, Iran and Self Defense


Thursday, January 9, 2020

Eickhorn FK2000... Made in Germany


The Eickhorn FK2000 Field knife is made in Solingen, Germany. Eickhorn manufactures knives and bayonets for the German Army. The FK2000 Field Knife is a 55Si7 steel, 7 inch blade, VERY similar to the Kabar blade geometry, but with a much stronger handle and tang. Think of it as if a Glock Knife and a Kabar Fighting Utility Knife had a German baby.

The knife works as a wire cutter along with the sheath.


Next to a Mora Clipper.

In a nutshell its a nice, very nice, combat utility knife, made in Germany.  I wouldnt say fancy, maybe classy is the right word, yet at the same time besides the cool factor its an excellent knife on its own right.

FerFAL
Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . 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”

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

6 Lessons Learned from the 2019-2020 Australian Bushfires (...so far)



21 million acres have burned across Australia (mostly New South Wales) and over a thousand homes destroyed. The bushfires are regarded by the NSW Rural Fire Service as the worst bushfire season in memory,  with a death toll of 27 people and an economic cost of over $2 billion.
It’s a desperate situation for the people enduring it. It is also a disaster we can draw invaluable lessons from.

1) Evacuate!

The stories repeat themselves time and again. People that barely made it out. People that, all of a sudden without any idea of whats going on, where told to evacuate immediately. This Canadian family on vacations were told they just had 10 minutes to grab whatever they could and evacuate right away.
Do you have a bag ready to go?  Most Bug Out Bags you see have guns, outdoors and survival gear but are generally pretty short on passports, important documents, insurance papers, cash and at least some invaluable family heirlooms. Even laptops, tablets, these you need to communicate, send emails, read the news, access websites to fill up form, etc.

2) Have your Car Kit Ready
“In Batemans Bay, NSW, hundreds of families fled their homes Tuesday under an eerie orange sky. "It was like we were in hell," vacationer Zoe Simmons told CNN. "We were all covered in ash."”
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/30/australia/australia-mallacoota-beach-fire-intl-hnk-scli/index.html
As explained many times, you need to keep a kit in your car and part of that kit should include wet wipes, bottled water and spare clothes for each family member.

3) "Pyrocumulonimbus" Clouds are a Thing
The brushfires in Australia are growing and have become so massive and powerful that they're creating their own dangerous weather phenomenon. It happens through the formation of "pyrocumulonimbus" clouds — what NASA calls "the fire-breathing dragon of clouds." These fire-induced storms bring little rain but are packed with lightning that can spark new fires. A weather alert on Monday forecast the thunderstorms over the southern Australian province of Victoria.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fires-in-australia-pyrocumulonimbus-thunderstorm-clouds-victoria-sydney/
4) You May have to Leave your Car

At 1 a.m., the sky was bright and orange, with a glare from the fire that meant it was coming their way, Wegg said.
"It kept us up as it was also really cold which was odd from the hot day we had. The fire was heading in the direction of the parking lot. We all left our cars because the fire was coming to the campground," she said.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/06/australia/australia-mallacoota-stranded-trnd/index.html
5) Have Tablet or extra Gadget with games to keep Kids Busy
For six days, the family slept on a crash mat, spending their time trying to keep the kids occupied. "We managed to get our iPad plugged in and the kids had some games and shows to play," she said.
https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/06/australia/australia-mallacoota-stranded-trnd/index.html
6) Respirators, For crying out loud, Have Them
The Rule of Three exists for a reason. To remind us that without air, water, food and shelter you cant survive. Maybe the most unappreciated aspect is ironically the most vital one: Breathable air.
Woman with P2 mask
"Facemasks are the least useful measure, as a public health response," said Fay Johnston from the University of Tasmania's Menzies Institute for Medical Research.
"There's only one sort that actually helps — that's the P2 masks. They're the only ones that can filter out a meaningful level of air pollution."
https://www.abc.net.au/news/health/2019-12-03/face-masks-for-bushfire-smoke-haze-pollution/11760618
These are the one mentioned in the article, FFP2 . Better yet, get a pack of FFP3 for the best protection in a folding respirator. Not cheap, but these are the ones I keep. Buy a pack, keep some in your car, EDC bag and other kits.

So as to understand better how respirators work and why ratings matter, you may also want to read:
https://multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/777827O/bushfires-3m-techupdate.pdf?fn=Bushfires%203M%20TechUpdate.pdf

Finally, heres a PDF worth downloading with some great points regarding Bushfire by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience. Its nice and short with great tips from people with a lot of experience dealing with fire-related disasters.
https://www.schools.aidr.org.au/media/4647/00_lessonplan_bushfires_231017.pdf

Take care people,

FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . 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, January 3, 2020

US Strike Kills Iranian General: 3 Things to Watch Out For

What a way to start 2020...

US drone strike kills Iraqi general outside Baghdad ...
So what now?

1) As the Fox News says, oil prices are surging and stocks are already slipping.

2) This could easily turn into an all-out war, and it seems that thousands more troops are being deployed in the Middle East.
Fears of new conflict rise after US kills Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian general, in strike on Baghdad airport

3) On a street/local level, terror attacks, lone wolfs, these are all more likely to occur now in response as they do at times, in retaliation. My latest Book, "Street Survival Skills", precisely addresses topics of street awareness, noticing suspicious behavior and various tactics to prepare for active shooters and terrorist attacks.

Happy 2020 everyone and stay Alert!

FerFAL

Check out my new Book “Street Survival Skills” . 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, January 1, 2020

Texas Hero: 357 SIG, Tactics and other Thoughts