John Hertig

John Hertig
While employed at a major computer firm, I took advantage of a number of club activities and classes offered to employees, including martial arts, advanced first aid, photography, rock climbing and wilderness survival. It is my nature to "tinker" and delve into the technical side of things. As a kid riding bicycles, I learned bicycle mechanics. Knife collecting let to throwing and making them, as well as leatherwork for sheaths. An interest in firearms led to combat competition, reloading and gunsmithing. The martial arts led to knife fighting and making and using primitive weapons.

Knives for Self-Defense

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If a person with a gun attacks you from a distance, then the only defensive weapon that makes sense would be a gun (or other projectile weapon).  However, if the attacker is physically close to you, you have more options, and one option to consider is a knife. Compared to …

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Do I Still Need a Bug Out Bag if I am Bugging In?

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In order to be able to answer this question, we must first define the terms. What is a Bug Out Bag (aka BOB)? It is a piece of luggage or other packaging designed and populated to support a person in the activity known as “bugging out”. That term, “bugging out”, …

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The Best Survival Matches

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When you look at the list of the bare minimums required for life, you see air, water, food and shelter.  Fire is not on that list, but it often will make the difference between living and dying.  It provides light and warmth, and has important functions in acquiring water, food …

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