What To Do After a Self-Defense Shooting – PDF Version Included

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Last updated on July 3rd, 2018

If you are ever involved in a legitimate shooting, you will most certainly be affected by physical and emotional effects that may alter your decision-making process. Even if you don’t realize it. You should certainly consider this regarding what to do after a self-defense shooting. Here is a concise list of the most important points, tips and notes.

Its goal is a document you can review one or two times a year, to keep the information fresh. Furthermore, if you’d rather save the PDF version instead, that’s also included.

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Self-Defense Guidelines Card for your Wallet

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Last updated on July 4th, 2018

Regardless of how much you’ve trained or gone over the scenario in your head, the aftermath of any legitimate self-defense shooting will overwhelm you. Training can go a long way to help build up the proper mindset. Nonetheless, it can’t guarantee you won’t lock up in such a stressful situation. To help remedy that, here’s a self-defense guidelines card you can keep in your wallet. It can provide you with some basic tips on what to do – and not do – in a post shooting scenario.

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Augason Farms 72 Hour Kit – Survival Food Review

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Last updated on July 4th, 2018

Nothing sucks like going to bed hungry. Especially in the aftermath of a natural disaster, such as following a tropical hurricane without electricity or normal services. After deciding to get a survival food kit for emergencies, I wasn’t just going to put it away without trying it first. So I went three days without eating anything else. Having never really tried prepper food before, I found the experience pretty interesting. Plus, I learned a few things too. Here’s my review of the Augason Farms 72 Hour Kit, including the conclusions I reached.

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Motorcycle Detailing: How to Clean a Motorcycle

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Last updated on June 30th, 2018

I’m a stickler for motorcycle detailing, so I’ve spent a lot of time trying out different motorcycle cleaning products until I’ve found what I like best. Be it a bike wash shampoo or motorcycle wax, use them enough and you’ll develop a preference. While motorcycles don’t have all that much paintwork, they have more surface types and materials than many cars. Be it chrome, rubber, vinyl or plastic, you shouldn’t treat them all the same. That’s why here I’m going to go over how to clean a motorcycle for the best shine and longevity.

Keep reading to see how it matches your washing routine, or if you use the same motorcycle cleaning products.

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Why Motorcycle Performance Upgrades Aren’t Worth it

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Last updated on June 8th, 2018

If you checked out my Kawasaki Ninja 650 mods list, you might be wondering where are all the engine performance upgrades? I’m going to take a bit of an unconventional stance here.  Currently, on anything that isn’t a top-of-the-line model or a race bike, I think motorcycle performance upgrades aren’t worth it. At least not HP-wise, in any case. Continue reading “Why Motorcycle Performance Upgrades Aren’t Worth it”

D-Rings vs Quick-Release buckles: Are helmet D-Rings Safer?

Last updated on July 8th, 2018

Many motorcycle riders take as gospel that helmet D-rings vs Quick-Release buckles, D-Rings are infinitely safer. But is that true? Namely, are quick-release buckles less safe than D-Rings? I won’t deny that helmet buckle D-Rings are absolutely tried-and-true. However, that doesn’t mean that Quick-Releases are an inferior choice. The question is, is one sacrificing safety for commodity with helmet Quick-Releases? I was skeptical about that. Given the lack of any proof either way, I thought I’d put it to the test.

This all began after installing a DIY quick-release buckle on my helmet. A few emails and tests later, I found some very interesting results. While this post is far from scientific or rigorous (and shouldn’t be taken as such), it does provide some casual insight. If you’ve ever been curious about how helmet D-rings vs quick-release buckles compare safety-wise, keep reading.

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Tips & Tricks for Renting a Drain Cleaner Tool

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Last updated on June 7th, 2018

Got a plugged drain? It happens to the best of us. Regrettably, owning a commercial-grade drain cleaner just isn’t viable for the vast majority of people. Hardcore DIYers included. That’s even more true if you know you’re dealing with roots. As such, when my shower started overflowing, it was straight to Home Depot to rent a drain cleaner. They’re also known as drain opener, auger and snake, among other cute names. Here I’m going to go over some basic tips in case you are considering renting a drain cleaner tool. Continue reading “Tips & Tricks for Renting a Drain Cleaner Tool”

Phoenix Arms Upgraded Safety – HP22A/HP25A

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Last updated on June 7th, 2018

While the HP22A & HP25 is one of the best rock-bottom priced .22lr pistols out there, its safety features are awful. Though I’ll admit that isn’t too surprising for a pistol designed in California. However, the excessive safety features can pretty much make this firearm unsafe to handle. At least in the opinion of gun-enthusiasts like me. Thankfully, it’s a pretty easy problem to solve. With a Phoenix Arms HP22A/HP25A upgraded safety (Ebay) you can quickly and easily make your firearm work like the majority of firearms out there. Plus, it will also work on other weapons in the family like the Phoenix Arms HP22, HP22A, HP25, HP25A, and possibly more. If you want to see what the part does and how to install it, keep reading. Continue reading “Phoenix Arms Upgraded Safety – HP22A/HP25A”

Electrical Repair – To Crimp or Solder?

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Last updated on June 7th, 2018

Most people wouldn’t believe how controversial this topic still is. Should I crimp or solder this connection? Ask this in any forum and you’ll find opponents willing to passionately debate the topic to death.

On one side you’ll find those who will quickly crimp a connection without giving it a second thought and go on with their day. On the other side you’ll find those more than happy to call the first group “hacks” or lazy. They will insist that a soldered connection is much more reliable and has better performance. But who is right? The truth of the matter isn’t that simple. This won’t settle the crimp or solder discussion, but it will provide valuable insight. Continue reading “Electrical Repair – To Crimp or Solder?”

Motorcycle Chain Maintenance – Cleaning & Lube

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Last updated on June 7th, 2018

So it’s time to clean and lubricate the chain, huh? It might not be the most glamorous job, but motorcycle chain maintenance is necessary if you want your chain and sprockets to live a long life. Sure, it’s a pretty basic job. But for riders new to DIY motorcycle maintenance this detailed how-to can come in handy. Here are some tips and tricks for cleaning and lubing your motorcycle chain. Today we’ll be working on a 2017 Kawasaki Ninja 650/Z650.

Project Specs

Difficulty: Easy
Tool Requirements: Basic
Time: 30 min
Cost: ≈0$
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