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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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”

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?”

How to Geotag Other Images with the Olympus TG-5 GPS Log

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Last updated on June 7th, 2018

After staring at the GPS “Log” switch, I started wondering how to geotag images with the TG-5 GPS Log. In particular, can you geotag images from other cameras? I didn’t expect it could be done – Olympus certainly doesn’t show you how in the manual. Thankfully it is possible, and here’s how. If you’re interested in geotagging photos, keep reading. Continue reading “How to Geotag Other Images with the Olympus TG-5 GPS Log”

Lightroom Keyword Hierarchy – Tips & Best Practices

Lightroom Keyword Hiearchies are a very powerful organizational tool for your image catalog.

Last updated on June 7th, 2018

Keywords are a powerful tool. Especially in Lightroom. They are what allow you to sift through tens of thousands of images in seconds with a quick search. If you sell stock photography, it’s even more important. That’s how your clients will find your images. However, if your really want to maximize the power of keywords, you definitely should be using a Lightroom keyword hierarchy. If you still aren’t familiar with them, here are some tips and tricks to get started. Continue reading “Lightroom Keyword Hierarchy – Tips & Best Practices”

Which is the Best Bolt Grade for Swingarm Spools?

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Last updated on June 6th, 2018

If you’ve stumbled upon this article, I’m guessing you’ve either lost the bolts that came with your swingarm spools or they’ve rusted. Perhaps they’ve started to bend until the point where it looks like they just might break at any moment. Rather than simply buy whatever is in stock at Home Depot, you actually used that meat between your ears and thought it would be appropriate to look up what’s the best bolt grade for swingarm spools. Good for you! The only problem is that it would seem like almost no one lists the right spec. Thankfully, here I’m gonna tell you what you should be looking for in the right bolt for spools or sliders. Continue reading “Which is the Best Bolt Grade for Swingarm Spools?”

International Used Motorcycle Sales: Selling and Shipping Abroad

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Last updated on June 19th, 2018

On its own, selling a motorcycle is daunting if you don’t have experience. Even considering international used motorcycle sales can sound like a recipe for a disaster. But is it? When I had to sell my motorcycle, it ended up sold to an international buyer. And the experience was almost as easy as with any other local buyer. Before totally dismissing the idea of selling and shipping a motorcycle abroad, consider this before concluding it’s a bad idea. Continue reading “International Used Motorcycle Sales: Selling and Shipping Abroad”