Episode 11 – For The Brand New Gun Buyer

If you have recently decided to get a gun to protect yourself, where do you start?  Where can you get all your rookie gun questions answered without feeling stupid?

In this episode, I discuss my own journey from “anti-gun person” to an enthusiastic gun-owner.  Then I am joined by Bob Mayne, NRA firearms instructor and podcaster at the Handgun World Podcast, to answer some questions and to tell the first-time gun-buyer where else to get their basic gun questions answered.

We also discuss some good info on how to find firearms classes and trainers, and how to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon (CCW) in public.

Here are the websites, and a podcast discussed:

NRA Gun Safety Rules

NRA Firearms Instructors

CCW Laws In The Different States

Handgun World Podcast with Bob Mayne

The Self-Defense Radio Network

 

Bob mentioned Gunvault gun safes, including this one:

Gunvault GV2000C-DLX Multi Vault Deluxe Gun Safe

 

Here are some good books on gun basics:

Guns 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Buying and Owning Firearms, by David Steier

The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Guns: A Green Light Shooting Book, Kindle Edition, by Chad Shellabarger

Handgun Basics Boot Camp – Choosing your First Handgun, Handling it Safely, and How to NOT Look Stupid at the Range, Kindle Version, by Taylor Hendricksen

For women gun-carriers (and also for men):

The Handgun Guide for Women: Shoot Straight, Shoot Safe, and Carry with Confidence, by Tara Dixon Engel

This book is dated, but has good advice anyway:

The Farnam Method of Defensive Handgunning, by John S. Farnam

 

Here is a good book on the rules that cover CCW permits in all the states.  This book may soon be out of date, but it is a good start:

Multi-State CCW: Concealed Carry Handbook Paperback – May 16, 2016, by Michael Cox

Here is another helpful book.  Again, it may be dated soon, but it is a good start:

2018 Traveler’s Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States by J Scott Kappas, esq.

This book looks helpful:

Gun Laws By State 2018 Edition: Reciprocity And Gun Laws Quick Reference Guide (Volume 7) Paperback – November 7, 2017, by Bryan L. Ciyou, esq.

 

These books, websites, podcast, and our audio discussion, are not definitive on all the safety and legal rules that may apply to you, so do your own research and stay on top of the legal rules that apply to you in your location.  Also, take gun safety very seriously.

 

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Episode 10 – Diseases, Epidemics, and Pandemics

The danger of being in the middle of a deadly pandemic is something that we all should consider and prepare against.  In this episode, I discuss many issues related to all kinds of diseases in all levels of seriousness, from the flu that I have now, to the flu that appeared in 1918 and killed so many people all over the world, to dysentery, cholera, fungal infections, TB, Polio, Anthrax, Bubonic plagues, Ebola and Marburg.

I also discuss a lot of historical plagues and how horrific they were, and my predictions on threats we may face in the future.

 

Here are some of the things discussed on this show, or things that might be useful:

Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping, by Cal Wilson

The Survival Medicine Handbook, by Joseph Alton MD

Antibiotics Pocketcard Set 2016

Medcharts Laminated Pocketcard

The Essential Johnny Cash CD

Clotrimazole Anti-Fungal Cream, Pack of 5

Facing Darkness DVD

Pool Shock

Bleach (Diluted) Sprayer

 

This year’s flu season is worse than most, so guard yourself against coughs and sneezes from people who are infected.

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Episode 9 – Surviving An Active Shooter Situation

These horrible events are becoming common enough that people need to know what to do if they are caught in the middle of one.  In this episode I discuss ideas that will increase your chances of surviving an active shooter situation.

 

Here is an excellent article on the subject:

What To Do In An Active Shooter Situation, By Brett and Kate McKay, Art of Manliness, November 30, 2015

 

Do good guys with guns really stop mass shootings?  Of course they do.  Here are a few confirming articles:

20 Times Bad Guys Were Stopped by Armed Citizens in 2016, by AWR Hawkins, Breitbart, December 29, 2016

Do Citizens (Not Police Officers) With Guns Ever Stop Mass Shootings?, by Eugene Volokh, The Washington Post, October 3, 2015

11 Times A Good Guy With A Gun Stopped A Bad Guy, Saving Lives, by Washington Times, 2017

Want To Stop Mass Shootings? Let’s Get More Guns In The Right Hands, by David Kopel and Joseph Greenlee, The Hill, June 18, 2017

Compiling Cases Where Concealed Handgun Permit Holders Have Stopped Mass Public Shootings And Other Mass Attacks, by Crime Prevention Research Center, September 20, 2016

 

Some books referred to in this episode:

EMP: The End Of The Grid As We Know It, by Cal Wilson

On Killing, by Dave Grossman

The War On Guns, by John R. Lott

More Guns, Less Crime, 3rd Edition, by John R. Lott

The War On Cops, by Heather MacDonald

 

Also check …

Crimeresearch.org

Gunfacts.info

Reflexhandgun.com

 

Here is the In The Rabbit Hole podcast I referred to:

Episode 113: James Price of Death Valley Magazine

 

Here are some great gun podcasts:

Handgun World Podcast

God And Guns Podcast

Modern Self Protection

 

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Episode 8 – Surprise Visit From Santa

I started this episode alone, reading The Night Before Christmas.  Then I got an unexpected visit from the one and only, Santa Prepper!

Some products discussed in this episode:

Nighttime Rifle Scope

Mountain House 3-Day Emergency Supply

Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping

Coconut Juice

Mainstay Emergency Food Bars

And, while I’m at it …

Amazon Gift Cards

 

Recent books sold by the preppers I mentioned at the end of this episode:

Land Of Promise by James Wesley Rawles

Prepping On A Budget by K. Owen

The Long Sunday, by Dr. Peter Pry

Home Invasion by Angery American

Seven Step Survival Plan, by David Kobler and Mark Goodwin

The Seventh Vial, by Mark Goodwin

Point Of No Return, by A.R. Shaw

Erebus, by Steven Bird

 

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Episode 7 – Car Console EDC

Every car or truck driver needs to have certain items right nearby, to use in case of emergency or just a simple inquiry.  In this episode I describe my decision to add a couple items to my Car Console Everyday Carry (EDC).

Some products discussed in this episode:

Leatherman Multitool and Nylon Carrying Case.  Expensive.

CREE LE Small Flashlights with 140 lumens and handy strap.  2 for $11 and change

Sabre small container of pepper spray with key ring.  $10 each (Buy this only if it is legal in your jurisdiction)

8 Eneloop Rechargeable AAA Batteries

8 Eneloop Rechargeable AA Batteries

LaCrosse Home Battery Charger

Car Safety Hammer With Seatbelt Slicer

 

ABC News did a great report on escaping from a submerged car:

https://youtu.be/fymjbkGSta8

 

Special thanks to Steve’s World (www.youtube.com/user/Steverd99), who provided the laugh track dubbed in after the punchline of my joke (not that the laugh track was needed, but still…).

 

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Episode 6 – Sermon: Martin Luther, 500 Years Later

This episode addresses the “ultimate prep,” which is death.  Do you know what will happen to you after you die?

This is the occasional sermon from me, given to people at the local nursing home.  The audio quality could be better, and there was some discussion and interruptions from those in the audience, but it was all in good fun.  There was even some participation from a dog that was present!

There will be no Amazon links to any products discussed in this podcast, but here are some useful links for further investigation into this most important topic (I like these pastors):

Greg Laurie:

https://www.harvest.org/

John Piper:

http://www.desiringgod.org/

Billy Graham Evangelistic Association:

https://billygraham.org/

Voddie Baucham

http://www.voddiebaucham.org/

Ravi Zacharias

http://rzim.org/

 

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Episode 5 – Hollywood’s Lousy Summer

Hollywood just reported a lousy summer at the box office.  While this might make a lot of sense, I have a different take on it.

Movies and DVD’s discussed in this podcast, most of which can be bought on this website’s Amazon tab, are:  I Am Legend, World War Z, 28 Days Later, Book Of Eli, The Postman, Blackout, Panic In Year Zero, Mad Max, and Road Warrior.

 

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Episode 4 – North Korea Concerns

Is the world on the brink of a nuclear war on the Korean peninsula?  Possibly, but a nuclear exchange might not even be the worst of it.  In this episode, I give a very sobering assessment of the possibility of a nuclear exchange with North Korea, the possibility of EMP attack, the possibility of chemical / nerve gas attacks, radiation / fallout concerns for Americans, and even a conventional attack on the city of Seoul, South Korea.  Sadly, the outcome could mean millions of people dead, pretty quickly.

Some products discussed in this episode:

EMP: The End Of The Grid As We Know It

Iosat Potassium Iodide pills (130 mg, 14 tablets)

The Rock DVD

Song of Sarin, by Stew Magnuson

Personal Radiation Detector (wallet-size)

RADEX RD 1503+ Dosimeter / Geiger Counter

 

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Episode 3 – Coffee Preparedness

Morale will sag in times of emergency, evacuation, or even a short trip. Good coffee will help you stay positive and keep your spirits up. In case of a total SHTF situation, stored instant coffee and the fixins could be used for barter (see chapter six of Dirt Cheap Valuable Prepping).

Some products discussed in this episode:

Ziplock Freezer Quart-Size Bag

Coffee Mate coffee creamer

Splenda

Stevia

Sugar Packets

Starbucks Instant Coffee

Taster’s Choice Instant Coffee

Nescafe Instant Coffee with creamer and sugar

Maxim Instant Coffee

Mount Hagen Instant Coffee

Also, check out Illy Instant Coffee

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Episode 2 – Houston Flooding

Flooding can be a very serious SHTF event.  In this case, there was no order to evacuate, even flood-prone areas.  And the catastrophic flooding that was predicted in southeast Texas was ignored by so many there.  Why was that?  I have a theory.

I did not discuss any items that would help you prepare for flooding, but if I did, I would have discussed these items:

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