Posted by admin on March 17, 2020 in Survival

Enough friends know that I’m a life-long survivalist kinda guy, so I’ve been getting a LOT of questions of late regarding how to minimize your exposure to the virus, and how to best prepare for a long quarantine . So here’s my “prepper” post for friends:

FIRST: While I am an Emergency First Response Instructor, I’m not a doctor, and none of this should be taken as medical advice. Refer to


Posted by Den on April 17, 2014 in Adventure, Survival, Survive

There are over 11 Million miles of paved road in the world. That’s enough road to drive to the moon and back 23 times over… But it’s JUST NOT ENOUGH.

There’s a primal urge for us to break free from the constraints of society and venture free into the wild… Some of us will do it hiking, some will ride a horse… and some will saddle up their trusty SUV and take it into flavor country…

But before you jump in your grocery-go-getter turned weekend-warrior-mobile, there are a few things you need to know to keep from ending up stuck, stranded, or simply becoming past-tense… Continue Reading...


Posted by Den on January 22, 2014 in Self Defense, Survival


It’s the fight-ender…
The deal-breaker…
It’s the knock-out shot.

There’s a reason every UFC, Muay Thai, Boxing or other sport-fight is stopped immediately upon a knock-out shot… Because once you’re knocked out, you’re as good as dead.

If, by some unfortunate circumstance, you end up in a fight, there’s a real danger of getting knocked out… And once you’re… Continue Reading... | 14 Comments


Posted by Den on December 17, 2013 in Survival

I… (gasp)…
Can’t… (gasp)…
Breathe!!! (wheeze)

You probably know the feeling… whether it was a soccer ball to the gut, a bicycle handle bar across the stomach, an older brother or school-ground bully slugging you in the gut… Most people have had the wind knocked out of them at one point in their lives.

And it SUCKS.

Short of getting… Continue Reading... | 2 Comments


Posted by Den on March 18, 2013 in Self Defense, Survival, Survive

Surviving A Knife AttackThe knife is your ultimate defensive tool…

It’s small, silent, cheap to purchase and (most places) legal to carry. It never runs out of ammunition, cuts through clothes and body armor, and slices everything in its path in a way that bullets only dream of.

For these exact reasons, it’s also the weapon to be most concerned


Posted by Den on January 15, 2013 in Survival
Guy's Survival Guide Jungle Adventure

The Author, Den Bradshaw in the jungles of Costa Rica

That’s a great question.  In today’s cushy modern world, it seems like concerns of survival are a thing of the past… or are they?

46 people are murdered every day in the U.S…  Over half a million… Continue Reading...


Posted by Den on June 18, 2012 in Survival

When I studied with Bobby Ore, (stunt driver extraordinaire and instructor to stunt drivers), the first thing he focused on was not how to slam the car into a power slide… Nor did he jump into using the e-brake to lock up the tires and get a skid going that you could then use to flip a 180 degree… Continue Reading... | 2 Comments


Posted by Den on March 10, 2012 in Self Defense, Survival, Survive

Where are you most vulnerable? Where are you strongest? How do you defend against edged weapons, and how does that change with impact weapons? Let’s find out!

Any mechanic will tell you the best tools in the world are useless if you don’t understand how to apply them to the vehicle you’re working on. The same holds true when it comes to techniques and skills for fighting and self-defense… Continue Reading... | 5 Comments

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Posted by Den on January 19, 2011 in Self Defense, Survival

Originally I was just going to tell you how to survive a dog attack…

Just as tuna is the chicken of the sea, dogs are the sharks of the land.

Our fuzzy companions can weigh over 200lbs and are packed with a mouth full of teeth and jaws strong enough to crush bone… They’re cute and cuddly, but… Continue Reading... | 4 Comments


Posted by Den on January 12, 2011 in Self Defense, Survival

While there are an infinite variety of punches that can be thrown, there are 4 primary punches that fall into 2 categories which comprise most of boxing… These punches serve as a solid foundation for self-defense… Continue Reading... | 7 Comments

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