Category Archives: Medical

Student of the Gun training, Part 3

In part 1 of this article I talked about my adventures in getting to Mississippi, in part 2 I wrote about alternate use of force options. In this the 3rd and final part, I wanted to talk about the Beyond the Band Aid training.

Zach, one of Professor Paul’s sons, seemed unsure and nervous every time I entered the main door or left the classroom and went through the “reception” area to go to the bathroom.

I saw/see my son Jesse in Zach. I did take a moment to tell him that he is a Rockstar. Why? Because I see something great in him, like I did in Jesse at that age, I couldn’t put my finger on it but I know it is there.

They say once it is on the internet it never disappears. With that in mind. Zach, I don’t know what the future holds for you but I know you can handle it, defeat it and come out on top, in every sense of the word, as Dave Ramsey means it, so do I, in you I see a Rockstar. Not the burn out drugged out self-centered type, but the person who exceeds, all he is meant to do. One who people say, “I am better off for knowing him.” Continue reading Student of the Gun training, Part 3

Training at Student of the Gun – Part 2

In part 1 I gave you some of my adventure of getting to the Student of the Gun University from Missouri and my meeting my classmates.

In part 2, I am going to pickup from where I left off.

Day 1 training was the “Force Options: More than just a gun” class. Jarrad was in the back of the room and soon Professor Paul came in. After introductions and a quick overview of our backgrounds, from each of us students, we began the training.

We went over the various forms of “pepper” spray, Tasers as well as go-no go situations. We used demonstration spray for scenarios and Zack got Tased. Continue reading Training at Student of the Gun – Part 2

SWAT-T Tourniquet

This is a reprint of an article I wrote for, slightly edited for this reader group.

We all know that bad things can happen, fast! There could be a shooting during a home invasion or a car wreck or little Boy Blue could fall out of a tree, or any of a number of different injuries that occur to you or in front of you. Regardless a proper first aid kit is needed. This article and any follow-up are not intended to replace training. There are many classes and ways to learn about first aid and especially first aid for puncture wounds (gun shots, knife stabs, and sticks going through a person). Some classes cost, some are free, it is my suggestion that you take every class you can as often as you can. After reading my articles on CERT and Citizens Corps, you probably noticed that I mentioned ways and places to learn first aid in them. Continue reading SWAT-T Tourniquet

Upcoming Wilderness First Aid Class in Ozark / Nixa Missouri

Our SURV Team is putting on another WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE

SIGN UP BY OCTOBER 12TH TO SECURE YOUR SPOT – ($30 Registration Fee is due at the time of registration)
Class Schedule will be as follows-All times are 6:pm-9:pm unless otherwise noted: October 20, 22, 27, 29, November 3, 5 (Optional but highly encouraged) Education Camp-out November 7-8 Continue reading Upcoming Wilderness First Aid Class in Ozark / Nixa Missouri