Me at IDPA

Shooting My First IDPA

This week I got a chance to finally shoot at an IDPA match and had a blast. IDPA stands for International Defensive Pistol Association.  At matches real world scenarios are set up and you have to use your carry weapon to compete. No fancy tricked out competition guns allowed. Matched are scored based on time with penalties adding to your time. There are matches all over and should be one close to you.

Me at IDPA
Me at IDPA

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The Lost Art Of Being Cheap

I was talking with a friend recently about our thrifty natures. She was talking about how frugal her Dad was, even more than me, and how it had rubbed of on her. I grew up fairly poor and being thrifty was just a way of life. I never really got out of that practice even now that I make decent money. I’ve mostly avoided debt throughout my life with the exception of my current car, which I am trying to get paid off quickly, and I will never buy a new car again. Other than that I try to save a few pennies where I can. Not that I never spend money I just would rather choose what I spend it on. Lets get down to a few tips and tricks.

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Storing Loaded

Storing Magazines Loaded vs. Unloaded Which Is Best And Why

Storing Magazines Loaded vs. Unloaded is one of the great gun debates. At work yesterday night, one of my co-workers gave me the idea of tackling this huge debate for an article. Both sides of the loaded vs. unloaded argument feel very strongly that they are right. There are good reasons for both methods. Today I’m going to share those reasons.Which is better  Storing Magazines Loaded vs. Unloaded and then I’ll share what I chose to do. I know that this will end up being one of the more controversial articles and can’t wait to see the comments!

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Moss Trees

Survival Myths That Can Get You Killed

There are so many “truths” that people hold on to that are wrong. Facts that are passed on and thrown about in conversation daily that just plain false. Most people never bother to check things out and simply accept things and begin to repeat them to others, growing the misinformation. Today I’m going to play Mythbusters and tackle a few of the more well know myths in the survival field that are plain wrong.

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Carmen Dish

Eating Healthy Away From Home

The best, cheapest and healthiest food will always come from cooking at home. I try to eat 80~90 of all my meals at home. It saves on money allowing me to save more for moving into my future homestead. The other main benefit to eating at home is that I know every thing that goes into my food. I know that there is no shit in my food that I don’t want in there. Eating at home is not always an option though and sometimes you either have to eat out, for business or other social event, or  simply feel like eating out. You can eat out and not feel guilty about eating crappy food. Making wise choices, healthy, paleo food choices are not as hard as some would make it out to be. Today I’m going to share some strategies on healthy eating while out and about.

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