Gay Marriage

In an effort to prevent the five or ten private messages I get a week on the issue, I’m writing this blog post. I started to post it on Facebook, but figured it would get enough traffic to be worthy of a post here instead. Besides, now I can just refer people to this URL instead of answering stupid questions repeatedly. First off, why the hell do so many people each week ask me that question? What makes ANYONE think I’m a reputable source from which to determine your own opinion. Either you want to say “Good, I agree” or you want to be able to say “Tommy hates gays.” Either way, why do people that don’t know me care? I’m not running for political office. I don’t need to campaign either way on gay issues. Having said that – My view on gay marriage – My view on gay … Read the rest…

Building a “Go-To-Hell” Bag

This topic came up because of a disaster preparedness seminar my wife and I were asked to do a few weeks ago for the local community. To be honest, she was asked to do it because of her job. I was asked to participate because I’m the one who designed our go-bags. Since the event I’ve been asked a lot of questions regarding a “Go-Bag” and what should be included in one. So, here we go. I’m breaking out all my toys for show and tell. Hopefully this information will be useful to you. Topics: GO Bag or Go To Hell Bag? Selecting a Bag How To Decide Pricing Physical Needs How to Plan your Pack What To Include Water Food Distributing Contents Tactical Supplies Electronics Clothing Other Items to Carry Put it to Use First Aid Supplies Go Bag or Go-To-Hell Bag? I mention this because it is a … Read the rest…