Friday, January 31, 2020

HK P7 Review: One of the Best Pistols Ever Made


Thursday, January 30, 2020

We are Organizing Classes Across Europe!


Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Coronavirus Outbreak: Five easy Tips to Boost your Immune System

People wear protective masks at a BTS Sky train station in Bangkok, Thailand, 28 January, 2020Thai health officials are stepping up monitoring and inspection for the new SARS-like coronavirus after the Public Health Ministry confirmed fourteen cases in the country. The virus has so far killed at least 106 people and infected around 4,599 others, mostly in China. (Photo by Anusak Laowilas/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Ok people, listen up. Coronavirus is spreading, people are freaking out and although we all need to chill and grasp that thousands of people die every flu season anyway, it is indeed wise to prepare for it as best as we can.

We already covered respirators and facemasks. I wont bother including an Amazon link, if you didn’t get some already, they are sold out in most places (check stock with this link  https://amzn.to/31090u6  ) . We covered washing our hands often, using hand sanitizer and avoiding crowds as much as possible. Avoiding contact with sick people is of course the best defense, how far you want to take this depends on how events keep developing.

I’d like to take a minute to go through something pretty important yet not often covered in as much detail. Something that a) Reduces the chances of getting sick b) Even if you do get sick, increases your chances of dealing with the virus a lot better.

I’m talking about boosting your immune system.

1)Vitamin C. Get as much of it in your system as you can. It benefits your immune system and specifically helps you fight flu. https://www.bustle.com/p/how-vitamin-c-works-to-prevent-the-flu-19300887

2) Don’t drink, don’t smoke. You shouldn’t be doing these anyway. Come on now.

3) Work out. I just finished doing an hour in the elliptical trainer and some dumbells. Combined with 24hs intermittent fasting I’m feeling pretty great. I’m also losing weight and sleeping a lot better. Which brings me to the next point.

4) Get youself plenty of rest. Make sure you sleep well. My wife recently bought a Fitbit and the thing montiors your sleep, tells you how many times you woke up during the night or how deep you slept, scoring your nights rest. Now to tell you the truth, I’ll shoot my hand off with my 12ga shotgun before going out in public wearing that thing, but I’m man enough to admit that I borrowed it a few times to monitor my heart rate and sleep. If you want to give it a try, the Fitbit is under $200 bucks in Amazon and there are cheaper models too. Maybe I’ll get an all-black model eventually.

5) Minimize stress. Working out, getting plenty of rest and eating well should reduce stress already, but at the end of the day its up to you to calm down and take life in general at a different pace. Calm down, laugh a bit more, take a chill pill. Worrying all the time does make you sick and it’s not just flu you should worry about. I’m doing my best to follow my own advice here. As Zombieland Rule #32 says, Enjoy the Little Things.

Hope that helped some and with a bit of luck, we’ll be just fine.
One more thing. Amazon is still doing a big discount on “The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse”, my first book. If you don’t have it, now’s the time. Also, get a copy of my latest book “Street Survival Skills: Tips, Tricks and Tactics for Modern Survival”.  It’s packed full of hard-earned information and the Spanish version the #1 best-selling survival book in Amazon.es.
Take care people and have a great day,

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”

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Coronavirus: 10 Simple Steps to Prepare for the Pandemic


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

TMS Podcast #5 - David Jones "The NBC Guy": Coronavirus, pandemics and Nuclear Warfare


Tuesday, January 21, 2020

World braces as Coronavirus Spreads: First case in US Confirmed

Workers spray antiseptic solution on the arrival lobby amid rising public concerns over the possible spread of a new coronavirus at Incheon International Airport in Incheon, South Korea.
First case of China-linked coronavirus reported in US, federal officials say
So it has been confirmed that the coronavirus recently spreading in China does transmit from human to human. The SARS-like virus has even scared Wall Street and as its often the case with these diseases it’s hard to say how bad it will get.
The sensible thing to do though is take another look at our preps and maybe fill a few of those hole we have left.
The CDC has some common sense advice to keep in mind.
Prevention
There are currently no vaccines available to protect you against human coronavirus infection. You may be able to reduce your risk of infection by doing the following
-wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
-avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid close contact with people who are sick
If you have cold-like symptoms, you can help protect others by doing the following
stay home while you are sick
-avoid close contact with others
-cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands
-clean and disinfect objects and surfaces
Treatment
There are no specific treatments for illnesses caused by human coronaviruses. Most people with common human coronavirus illness will recover on their own. However, you can do some things to relieve your symptoms
- take pain and fever medications (Caution: do not give Aspirin to children)
-use a room humidifier or take a hot shower to help ease a sore throat and cough
If you are mildly sick, you should drink plenty of liquids, stay home and rest.
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/about/prevention.html
If the virus spreads then take measures:
1)Avoid masses of people as much as possible, better yet, avoid people all together if things get REALLY bad.
2)Get yourself a respirator. We covered the importance of air many times before. If you need to interact with people, this is your first line of defense. Get a 10-pack N95 Respirators. If you cna, invest in one of these as well:
PD-100 Full Face Organic Vapor Respirator

3)Wash your hands often and disinfect them with alcohol based hand sanitizer after touching surfaces that may be infected.
4)Try not to touch you face, nose, eyes and mouth.
5) Have supplies so as to shelter in place for a long time if need.

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”

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