All posts by The 22 Man

SWAT-T Tourniquet

This is a reprint of an article I wrote for, slightly edited for this reader group.

We all know that bad things can happen, fast! There could be a shooting during a home invasion or a car wreck or little Boy Blue could fall out of a tree, or any of a number of different injuries that occur to you or in front of you. Regardless a proper first aid kit is needed. This article and any follow-up are not intended to replace training. There are many classes and ways to learn about first aid and especially first aid for puncture wounds (gun shots, knife stabs, and sticks going through a person). Some classes cost, some are free, it is my suggestion that you take every class you can as often as you can. After reading my articles on CERT and Citizens Corps, you probably noticed that I mentioned ways and places to learn first aid in them. Continue reading SWAT-T Tourniquet

Building a Pink AR, the adventure

Back in October 2012, I decided to build a pink AR for my beautiful bride. Not because pink is a girls color but because she has worked in the breast care arena for many years. My goal was to build it by Christmas, and I wanted to make it as light as possible. Unfortunately parts were hard to find. I had the lower and an EOTech 512 along with a “lower parts kit”, several magazines, that was about it.

Continue reading Building a Pink AR, the adventure

Pope Hope? Nope!

Today we are blessed with another guest article by the never controversial Dan McNeil who owns the Cartridge World on South Campbell in Springfield Missouri

Because of all the brouhaha surrounding the visit by Pope Francis, there are a lot of new pope books out there.  Here’s an older one you might have heard of.

The title is inflammatory and unfair, but the book does present a fairly accurate picture of 1930s Europe and the terrible quandary Pope Pius XII and the Catholic Church found themselves in. Continue reading Pope Hope? Nope!

Cheap, fast and easy Halloween Costume Ideas for 2015

In October 2014, I posted several dozen choices of cheap, quick and fun Halloween costume ideas. For the first several days of this month I put some more out on social media, however work got in the way of play.

Here are several ideas you can throw together for tonight.

E-mail: Dress as a man (if you are not one already!) Tape an “E” on chest. “E”-male.

Web Site: Drape fake spider webs all over your glasses.

Web pages: Glue pages from a book onto a black sweatshirt and sweatpants. Add spider webbing to your hair. Voila! Instant internet! Continue reading Cheap, fast and easy Halloween Costume Ideas for 2015

If You’re Losing Your Memory Due to Advancing Age…

A guest post by Dan McNeil

Relax.  This is so common, somebody I don’t remember wrote a hilarious song about it.

If you were around in the 60’s, you might know of Tom Rush.  One of the numerous folkies that included Joni Mitchell and that whole crowd, the song he sings here is very funny and will help you forget your troubles, which you probably already forgot you had. Continue reading If You’re Losing Your Memory Due to Advancing Age…

Upcoming Wilderness First Aid Class in Ozark / Nixa Missouri

Our SURV Team is putting on another WILDERNESS FIRST AID COURSE

SIGN UP BY OCTOBER 12TH TO SECURE YOUR SPOT – ($30 Registration Fee is due at the time of registration)
Class Schedule will be as follows-All times are 6:pm-9:pm unless otherwise noted: October 20, 22, 27, 29, November 3, 5 (Optional but highly encouraged) Education Camp-out November 7-8 Continue reading Upcoming Wilderness First Aid Class in Ozark / Nixa Missouri

Having enough water and long term storage

FEMA and other sources say you need 1 gallon of water per day per person. This is not just for drinking but hygiene and cleaning (toilet, washing clothing and dishes) too. It is an average and not written in stone.

There are easy steps you can follow to prepare your household in  case of an emergency. Power outages, ice storms, hurricanes and earthquakes are just a few of the reasons you should take easy cheap simple steps to help yourself when a disaster strikes.
Sometimes radio and TV shows strike fear into people about preparing for disaster or turmoil. Many people like myself see the elephant and start to freak out, how do you eat this whole thing? One bite at a time. I want you to be as ready as you can be without adding unneeded anxiety to your life. Continue reading Having enough water and long term storage

Firefield laser bore sight

Believe it or not I miss writing articles. Back in the late 90s I wrote several firearms and firearm accessories reviews (They were never published). Before that I wrote several short stories and some poetry (that was published). In 2001 I began writing technology articles for local newspapers (in the Ozarks area) and then began a web site (, and a newsletter. With 2 jobs plus the writing, something had to give, unfortunately it was the one thing that did not pay, writing. Continue reading Firefield laser bore sight

Fobus ankle holster review

As I have expressed in other computer and firearms related reviews, it bugs the heck out of me when the reviewers don’t tell you how long they have tried a product, or worse, they have had it a week or in many cases one or two days and then they tell you to “buy it”, “it is great”.

With technology, of course, the change is so quick that you cannot use a product for 3 or 4 months, truly wring it out and report back because it has been replaced, at least most of the time. See my review of the Viewsonic tablet for an example.

Today I want to report on an ankle holster that I have used off and on for 4 years. More off than on for the last 2 years. The Fobus KTP-32, an ankle holster that holds the Keltec 32, my BUG (Back Up Gun). Continue reading Fobus ankle holster review