Winter Vehicle Emergency Check List 0

Winter Vehicle Emergency Check List By Troy Edwards, Sr. Det. (Ret.) As hard as it may be to believe, winter is upon us and with that comes snow, sleet and ice. Unfortunately, so do accidents and emergency situations. Many people think that they are prepared for any possible situation that may occur when they are […]


How to Use a Shemagh 0

The Keffiyeh (ka-fee-ya) better known as a Shemagh (sha-mah) is a traditional Arab head dress fashioned from a square, usually soft woven cotton (kind of like a giant heavyweight bandana.)   The common sizes that are for sale are 42” x  42” but the traditional sizes are 44” x  44”. The Shemagh’s distinctive woven “check” pattern is believed to have […]


Water Purification in Emergency Situations 0

Water Purification in Emergency Situations: by Senior Police Detective Troy Edwards (Ret), The Crosshairs L.L.C. I realized that it has been sometime since I have written about water storage or purification.  For the purposes of this article, I am going to concentrate on purification. Traditionally, water purification is described as the process of “removing undesirable chemicals […]


Common Firearm Malfunctions 0

Common Firearm Malfunctions: by Senior Police Detective Troy Edwards (Ret), The Crosshairs L.L.C. When it comes to firearm operations, a major concern, or what should be a concern to you as someone who uses firearms, is a malfunction.  A firearm malfunction, also known as a “misfire” or “jam,” is the partial or complete failure of […]


Safe Gun Handling 0

The Golden Rules for Safe Gun Handling: by Senior Police Detective Troy Edwards (Ret), The Crosshairs L.L.C. These simple little rules can be used regardless if you are handling a rifle or handgun. Always use firearms responsibly and familiarize yourself with the firearm rules in your city and state. -Learn the mechanical and handling characteristics […]


Prepping Starter List 0

Prepping Starter List: by Senior Police Detective Troy Edwards (Ret), The Crosshairs L.L.C. Next time you go to your local superstore, take this list along with you.  It will help you get your prepping started. (Keep in mind, these are only suggestions.) 1. 20 lbs of white or brown rice and 20 lbs of pinto […]


10 Survival Uses For a Tampon 0

10 Survival Uses For a Tampon: by Senior Police Detective Troy Edwards (Ret), The Crosshairs L.L.C. TAMPON Survival Use #1: Medical Bandage Tampons are sterile, come very well-packaged in their own waterproof sleeves, and are designed to be ultra-absorbent — making them the perfect first aid bandage. They can be opened and then taped or […]


Troop Supply List 0

Troop Supply List: by Senior Police Detective Troy Edwards (Ret), The Crosshairs L.L.C. TROOP SUPPLY LIST: Here is a list of things our deployed Troops like to have in care packages .  PLEASE remember that these are suggestions only….if you have other ideas…add them in & share with us. The goal is simply to make […]


Vodka Uses in Survival Situations 0

Vodka Uses in Survival Situations: by Senior Police Detective Troy Edwards (Ret), The Crosshairs L.L.C. Here is a Prepper “Snapple Fact” for you. Have you ever thought about how useful VODKA can be in a survival situation? Here are several ways that Vodka can come into play in a survival situation: -You can cook with […]


How to Make a Bug Out Bag 0

How to Make a Bug Out Bag: by Senior Police Detective Troy Edwards (Ret), The Crosshairs L.L.C. The bug-out bag is also known as an “AWOL” bag, 72-hour kit, grab bag, GO bag, or GOOD (Get Out Of Dodge) Bag. It’s useful in a range of situations from emergency evacuations due to inclement weather, the end […]