This blog started as an experiment and repository for information I could pass to my son. I wanted him to be able to read his father’s words to learn about personal protection and staying safe in a dangerous world. Fast forward a few years, and I’m still coming up with content to share. The response has been overwhelmingly positive, so I’ll keep going.

Who am I?


I’m a dad, husband, engineer, and student of the arts of personal protection and self sufficiency. I want to impart as much of my collected knowledge as I can, to help keep you and your family safe.

I’ve been training with professional firearms companies for over 14 years, and I am constantly looking for the next morsel of info to assimilate into my life. When I do, I’ll pass it on.

Our goal should be to live a full, happy, and safe life. To raise confident, competent, and conscientious children. ┬áThe emphasis of my writing is on personal protection and firearms, but occasionally I’ll stray into other related topics.

Let’s Learn Together,


5 thoughts on “About”

  1. Good afternoon dear blog owner,
    Like you I am a firearms enthusiast and a father. I find your posts extremely valuable.

    I am from South africa.
    Having suvived armed conflict during a carjacking I too have embarked on a process of questioning and re-evaluating everything i know about self defence. I have built quite a knowledge base over the past couple of months of which yours will now form a fundamental part of…

    I wish to ask permission to re-use your content for a non-profit page as I would like to share my learnings too. I will give due credit to the author as one would expect with links to the authors page as one would expect.

    I am still in the process of developing my page and would like to share with you my content if you deem it valuable for your page.

    I would require to adapt it to suit the South african context as from what i can gather there are a number of differences in where and how threats materialize. I would still in such a case give credit to the original author irrespective.


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