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A Light to Our Path

A Light to Our Path

In this week’s security article (posted 07 April 2021) we noted how we’d neglected to charge a flashlight that was inserted into one of our chest rigs. By the time we realized our mistake, this important piece of gear had entered into a digital coma. It had a 0%...

Organized 02: Digital Coma

Organized 02: Digital Coma

In last week’s article titled “Organized 01: A Place for Everything,” we mentioned how critical it is to be organized. We suggested that this is of particular importance during a crisis or emergency. We’ve learned through many incidents that having what you need when...

Life’s Priorities

Life’s Priorities

If you ask someone you meet for the first time what they do, the answer usually has to do with their occupation. Part of this is due to cultural conditioning and expectations. And yet, such answers may also offer insight into how we see ourselves, and what constitutes...

Organized 01: A Place for Everything

Organized 01: A Place for Everything

Imagine that you’ve been assigned a personal protection detail for one of the world’s top musical performers. She’s got millions of fans, and you’re at one of her concerts in a large city to keep her safe. There’s tens of thousands in attendance. Suddenly, one of her...

Chemical and Spiritual Reactions

Chemical and Spiritual Reactions

In this past Wednesday’s security article we highlighted what appears to be a resurgent tactical trend. This involves the use of Magnetic IEDs (improvised explosive devices) to harm or kill people in at least two international locations. We mentioned that mobile...

Tactical Trends: Magnetic IEDs

Tactical Trends: Magnetic IEDs

We receive direct reports concerning attacks and other security incidents from the teams and individuals we train and advise. This covers some very challenging locations around the world. We also receive daily reports from a number of other sources. We’ve recently...

A Quiet Soul in a World of Outrage

A Quiet Soul in a World of Outrage

Read, listen to, or watch the news or social media today and you’ll be told a few things. It really doesn’t matter what day you choose, it’s always the same message. You’ll be told that hell is breaking loose, and in some way it’s your fault. No matter what your...

Water: Essential to Life

Water: Essential to Life

On February 5, 2020 we published an article in our Mindset category titled, “Preparation or Panic.” In it, we recalled the fact that during the 2002-2003 SARs outbreak in Asia protective masks were almost unattainable. We noted in that article that China was beginning...

The Nations Rage

The Nations Rage

These are challenging times for Christ followers. It seems that every day brings more news of ways in which national and world leaders are seeking to “progress” away from traditional values and norms. These include life, liberty, and individual responsibility to name...

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