Wednesday, August 27, 2014

How To Make A Crossbow Target For $8

Hi everyone

The other day I was practicing target shooting my crossbow while trying not to damage my arrows so I could reuse them and save some cash.

Unfortunately a few of my arrows bent while hitting my target, which is an old wave punching bag. When my arrow makes impact it will go straight through the leather and foam then will make impact on the plastic inner tube which fits over the stand thus bending the arrow.

I looked around to see if I could use a better alternative so I would not damage any more arrows and this is what I found.

This is a simple cheap alternative way to make a crossbow target without having to spend a bunch of cash on a store bought target.

There’s no such thing as a dirty fighter only an educated one.

Norm Bettencourt

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

How To Convert A Flare Gun Into A Firearm

There’s no such thing as a dirty fighter only an educated one

Norm Bettencourt

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

What Products To Avoid When Buying Survival Supplies

When it comes to survival supplies the one thing I tell people to avoid is any product that requires fuel to make the product work.

The reason for this is simple in a disaster situation fuel will eventually run out, regardless of what type of fuel you are using, which in turn will make your survival supplies useless for you.

Examples of this would be when making a fire…

Use a magnesium flint fire starter instead of using any type of lighter that requires fuel to ignite the flame.

Eventually the fuel will run out from a lighter where a magnesium flint will continue doing its job countless times over.

If you need lighting use solar powered garden lights to lite your home, there is no fuel required.

This also goes with products that involve batteries or electricity such as radios, flashlights or cell phone chargers instead use manual crank power or solar powered ones instead.

When it comes to weapons such as firearms eventually ammo for them will run out.

Have back up weapons and hunting tools that require no ammo or reusable ammo.

Weapons such as knives which will never run out of ammo and can be made into spears.

Crossbows which are also great weapons for you can reuse the arrows. This also goes with sling shots where stones and rocks can be used as the projectiles and there is an endless supply of these.

You can also do this when planting food. Instead of focusing on getting seeds to plant crops focus on recycling foods such as potatoes. Save a few from your crop, let them spout, cut the potatoes and replant them and there you have a new batch of potatoes ready to grow.

By following these simple principles when it comes to survival supplies helps you in the long run be able to provide for yourself and family without worrying about your fuel supply or any additional products.

Norm Bettencourt

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

How To Be Your Own Body Guard While Traveling This Summer

When people think of a body guard they have an image go off on their head. It’s usually the stereotypical huge goon, who shoots it out with the bad guy to protect his principle/client.

This is what we call the Hollywood version of a body guard which is as far from what an actual body guard does in the real world.

In reality a body guard’s job is to prevent his principle from entering dangerous areas by doing advance work so his principle is never put in danger in the first place.

So here are a few ways on how you can do advance work to be your own body guard.

Make sure to have someone pick up your mail, check on your home while you’re away. Have your lights on auto timers and get a neighbour to park his car in your driveway to make your home look occupied.

Before traveling somewhere look at the crime stats before choosing your destination. Avoid cities and countries with high kidnapping, murder and theft rates. Talk to friends who have traveled to these areas as well.

If you’re doing a road trip plan out your routes and make sure you avoid driving through slum areas. If there is no other option make sure you are not driving an expensive vehicle so you don’t make yourself a target and have your windows rolled up and doors locked with an easily assessable weapon close by.

Have a first aid kit in your car, calculate fuel consumption and where gas stations are along your route so you never run out of fuel and get stranded.

Avoid wearing flashy jewelry while traveling so you don’t target yourself.

Know the tricks of the trade of criminals so you don’t end up suckered and victimized. An example would be a person is laying on the road face-down, most people will stop to help but this is one of the oldest tricks in the book to get someone out of their car to rob them and take their vehicle.

Know which weapons are prohibited in the area you are traveling in

Always travel with a weapon on you and maintain situational awareness.

If staying in a hotel/motel stay no higher than the 4th floor away from pool side in case of a fire. This way the fire department can get to you without any problems or additional obstacles. Remember stay low to the ground when escaping a smoke filled room.

When you get to your room count how many doors down your room is from the fire exit in case of heavy smoke impairing your vision during evacuation.

Always travel with your own person door jam to prevent a forced entry into your room.

Never leave valuables or identifications in your room instead use a safety deposit box, you never know who is actually cleaning your room.

There are numerous other things that you can do to help protect yourself this summer while you’re traveling.

Remember an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

Norm Bettencourt


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