29 Feb

Be Prepared…

You never expect an injury to happen. Even in hazardous conditions or while engaging in risky activities, injuries always seems to occur when you didn’t see them coming. Since no one is immune to the occasional accident, it’s best to be prepared ahead of time, whether you’re a craftsman, a packs, antiseptics, bandages, gauze, medical tape, antibiotic ointments, and more. One very useful aspect of this first aid kit is that it comes with pre-drilled holes, making it easy to hang on the wall of your garage, tool shed, office, work room, or home closet. A fold-away handle also makes for convenient transportation in your car, boat, or motorcycle. With the Peltor First Aid Kit, you’ll be ready for life’s inevitable bumps and bruises– at least the physical ones! Sorry, but it can’t repair your neighbor’s broken window thanks to junior’s baseball or the permanent marker on your living room wall.
First Aid Tips to Remember for Minor Burns:
First degree and small second degree burns that are 3 inches in diameter or less qualify as minor burns (with the exception being small second degree burns that

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18 Feb



BACKGROUND: S.W.A.T. team officials responded to an undisclosed disturbance in the 900 block of North Rush and East Chestnut streets in the Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago. At the time the eyewitness arrived on the scene, S.W.A.T. members appeared to have the situation under control and were being debriefed. No suspects were visibly detained. S.W.A.T. team officials were in armed tactical uniform but had removed tactical headgear and protective eyewear. Weapons were disengaged. Fobus Holsters were determined to be the regulation holster used by S.W.A.T. team members.

DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT: Fobus Holsters were developed in Israel for military and special security forces. Fobus holsters are combat tested. Features of Fobus holsters include passive retention with rapid presentation, virtual indestructibility, injection molding and high density polymer materials, low profile design consistent with concealability needs, rubberized paddle for extreme stability and comfort, and steel reinforced rivet attachment system for increased strength. Fobus holsters are available in paddle, belt, and left-hand models.

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14 Feb
Good things come from Chicago. OpticsPlanet– for one, some of the world’s best pizza and hot dogs, Buddy Guy, and another good thing to start out in Chicago was Galco Gunleather! It began in 1969 as a small family business created by Richard N. Gallagher (though the company was then known as The Original Jackass Leather Company). Years went by and the name and location changed, but many innovative, quality designs and a good deal of Miami Vice-inspired fame later, and Galco is still producing unrivalled holsters, rigs, and more (albeit in Phoenix now). Don’t get me wrong! Phoenix is a great city too, and I imagine it is responsible for the name of one of Galco’s particularly excellent holsters. I’m talking about a favorite holster of my buddy Steve (a true connoisseur); the Galco Dual Position Phoenix.

The Dual Position Phoenix is an attractive, superb sportsman‘s holster that can be used either strong side or crossdraw, with two tension screw adjustments for a custom fit to your handgun. The Galco Gunleather Dual Position Phoenix is made for semiautomatic pistols and double-action revolvers and fits belts up to 1 3/4″. In the

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04 Feb
True story: my friend was once seated next to a man on a flight who claimed that cigarette butts make great earplugs that are just as effective as the real deal and–even better–free (if you smoke). Thankfully it was a relatively short flight, though when my friend relayed this story to me, it sounded like he probably would have tested out this guy’s theory if he’d had a couple of Marlboros, just to make it through the remainder of the flight.

Fortunately, much more practical, effective, and sanitary means of hearing protection are readily available and highly affordable. Peltor makes some nifty, double-ended earplugs designed for multiple circumstances– and they’re nicotine-free and non-carcinogenic! Peltor Indoor/Outdoor Range Hearing Protection ear plugs were designed by the US Army and NATO for indoor and outdoor use with two different types of protection: the olive-colored end provides a constant Noise Reduction Rating (NRR) of 22 decibels (dB), especially suited to high noise levels and reverberations such as those at an indoor range. The yellow-colored end provides variable level protection for impulse noises without blocking normal communications or range commands. This gives the Peltor Indoor/Outdoor earplugs a versatile NRR of 0-22 dB. Priced to go

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