The Alaska Outlaw promotes the ideas behind our listener's remaining safe in this uncertain world. We teach and discuss unlying concepts of personal safety.
Discussions about Safety and Personal Security
- Get, and stay low. Surviving an active shooter encounter. - July 28, 2021
All right, so let’s honestly look at a couple of situations where we might run into this type of situation. Then, address the “preparedness” angle where we’ll look at some “red flags” to be cognizant of. Finally, we’ll outline some basic ideas to get low, move fast, and get out alive. Before we really go too deep, I really want to make sure we’re all on the same page. We’re not talking about this to garner fear, or force anyone to stay home behind locked doors. We’re not fear-mongering, we’re identifying where we need to be prepared, and what we can do.
- Freedom. They can’t take that away. - July 7, 2021
Throughout last year we repeatedly spoke about the freedoms that Americans enjoy every day. We spoke about the needs for individuals to not only express their freedoms, but to be prepared to fight for them if necessary. No, not like those freaks did on January 6th of this year, but pay attention to the voting booths, and the proposed ordnance’s and laws that are up for a vote. To be a civilized society, we must each endeavor to be respectful of the rules governing a society. Unlike the clowns of early January 2021, we need to have order and discussion. That is how a society works. There are rules, and the idea that we trample others rights in the demand for our own is a definite path to anarchy, and societal collapse.
- Welcome to Season Two of Alaska Outlaw - June 30, 2021
Tonight is the long awaited introduction to our second season here at the Alaska Outlaw podcast. Throughout the last year we’ve covered many different topics, and found several themes that emerged throughout the year. A year of informative podcasts to look back upon, I want to look at these threads and hopefully shed some more light on those themes. First and foremost, I want to sincerely thank each of you for following us, and hope that our second year will be just as fun, and educational as the first one was. The key that has hopefully been underscored throughout the many shows is that each of us have the power to get and stay safe and secure. We know that survival is a 90% mental exercise, and 10% conscious action steps. As we witnessed the many dynamic events unfold before our eyes, creating carnage and terror in our everyday lives throughout last, and the early part of this year, we know that our knowledge and skills will be called upon to get us out safe. Armed with knowledge of the proper steps, we can make our opportunity for success that much more possible.
- Survival instincts vs. real strategies - June 9, 2021
The need for survival methods. Events in our lives that we’ll need survival tactics to continue our lives. Whenever we talk about Survival, it’s when it’s a major event, or we’ve heading off to the woods for a long weekend. We bring up the subject when there’s a huge natural disaster and we are left without power without our resources without food those types of things. However, all too often we failed to remember that it’s the little things or the smaller events that will get us in the end. With this in mind, I’d like to open up our discussions this week and talk about survival verses real strategy for getting through an event safely, and healthy. There are those amongst the Survival genre, who feel that constant practice is the only key to success, more like muscle memory for the activities necessary to survive a natural disaster. But, that’s not always a necessity. With some proper planning, and immediate access to critical resources necessary, you can actually provide a stepped plan for your way through a natural disaster into a quick recovery with documented cheat-sheets. These cheat-sheets must contain clear, precise steps to take, starting from worst-case scenario all the way through to recovery.
- Necessary communications after a total societal implosion. - May 26, 2021
We frequently discuss the “end of the civilized world as we know it”, and one of these days we might be right, however, given the more realistic perspective, the larger probability is going to be a large-scale natural disaster that crushes the currently communication channels, either by eliminating the power sources, or by overwhelming the standard communication channels to the point where it can be considered a failure. To this end, we need to consider the standard channels that most common Americans are going to use in the midst of a natural disaster.
- Non-Weaponized Defensive Posturing. - May 12, 2021
This week I hope to be your guide at actually putting rubber on the road, without an anchor in your wallet, to create partial security barriers out of everyday living conditions that might be just enough inconvenience to prevent random, opportunistic scumbags from violating the sanctity of your home.
- Creating a Personal Security Plan. - April 14, 2021
I hear it all the time, the countless stories about being smaller, or petite, having a deep-seated fear about being alone in dark or unfamiliar places. I’ve spoken to hundreds about their perception of injustice with racism, sexism, physical brutality. The story is the same for all situations where a perceived physical inequity could exist between the would-be attacker, and the intended victim.
Talk about longer term dependence on weapon technology. However I want to be sure we talk about the chance that manufacturing plants could be offline, or no longer functioning. As we discuss the need for weaponry in a defensive measure, I want us to consider the longevity of said weapons. Whenever discussions of the zombie apocalypse surfaces, the immediate discussion comes up for axes, modified maces, or swords.
- Video game players. Are they really prepared for the apocalypse? - March 17, 2021
Podcast Episode 031721 Published on March 17th, 2021 Here in the depths of the Alaskan winter, there are several things that can be counted on. The first is that the Alaska Outlaw homestead here in South-central Alaska is prepared. We are prepared for earthquakes, as well as many other natural disasters of many kinds, all the time. The second is that Saturday nights here are filled with whiskey, and great company while enjoying the third. Video games over the internet. While I need to be sure I say that we are all accomplished men and women, and simply enjoy bullshitting and talking smack while engaging in complete fantasy, a video game about some type of combat. Whether it be the Gears of War series, Halo series, or Call of Duty Black ops, we all here know, very well the reality of engaging in conflict, and simply play as a backdrop to the socialization time. I can honestly say that all of us know that the games are fantasy, and simply use them to occupy our hands while conversing about endeavors. While these newer generations place more importance on the culture of video gaming, I am comfortable in knowing my kids clearly know what video games are for. Greetings friends, family members, fellow Alaskans, and those of you fellow Americans, wherever you are. Welcome to the Alaska Outlaw podcast, I am the Alaska Outlaw, and today I’d like to take you on a journey of understanding training versus the social media threads about being a “gamer”. In today’s episode, I want to talk about the level of preparedness that can be obtained by the use of “first-person shooter” type video games. What is this “first-person shooter” concept? What does it mean? A first-person shooter is when the screen of the video game is framed in such a way that the viewer is looking from the shooter’s eyes. This creates a psychological attachment between the video game shooter and the player playing the game. Although modern video games continue to improve the video rendering, creating a pseudo believable crime scene, which does create a semi-tolerance of the faked violence of the screen. Let’s talk about the readiness encouraged by the modern video game world. Talk about the people who jam out to the Call of Duty game late at night after a day of work? Are they being accurately being trained for combat? As I mentioned before I’d like to talk about the “preparedness” that many of these men and women are thinking they might be getting, but alas, are not. Ultimately the fantasy world of video games falls into three distinct player types: Those men and women who test the extremes of the game. They understand the limitations and seek to exceed them with secret handshakes, or treasures throughout the game. These folks know it is a video game, and although they are beating Call of Duty this week, by next week it’s something totally different. This next group is the “wannabes”. They assume that because they are good at their controller, somehow they are being educated in the art of strategic combat. They incorrectly assume that their experience within the game somehow prepares them for actual combat. In many cases, this group has become the butt of many jokes and ridicule, as they may have a false impression of being trained in some art in which they aren’t. The final category is where many individuals fall into. This group realizes video games are nothing more than something to do while possibly socializing, or ingesting our favorite liquor. This category recognizes video games as fantasy preoccupations that can be used in socialization and bullshitting sessions. The days of pre-teen boys gathered around a small dual-colored screen watch super-simplistic motion being played out on the screen based on basic moves of some type of controller, are long gone. They have been replaced with high-speed, interactive, virtual reality, where realism takes leaps and bounds every release. Gone too are the days when proper firearm handling and civics were taught in public schools. The balance between those two couldn’t be any further apart if we tried, however, many in the social media circuses, and sometimes mainstream media, attempt to link this modern-day youth violence on the impact of these video games. Two things there: they’re your kids, stop it, and if not teach them what it means. I mean really, grow a spine and say no. Problem solved. Ultimately the video game genre has produced many video games that are incredibly detailed, leaving very little to the imagination, however even with the up and coming world of virtual reality, there remains a large disconnect between the game-world, and the real-world. Primarily, the reality of physical exertion and general Newtonian physics is the single largest argument against the video game training scenario. The problem is that many parents aren’t standing up and being accounted for in this discussion. Teaching the children the finer points of what is happening, and more importantly, why society doesn’t need any more lunatics. This leads us to the major source of discourse, and that is the idea of the adaption, and adoption of video games by some different groups (such as the US Army, some law enforcement groups) to provide a level of training. However, this identifies a possible beneficial aspect of video games which technically can allow for some mental exercise, in a repeatable fashion, in such exercises as “shoot-don’t shoot” immediate decision-type exercises. This decision matrix within the mind is ripe for the use of video games for this type of exercise. One has to keep in mind the nature of the exercise, we’re now more interested in the appropriate action in a snap decision, rather than the overall body count. So, to say that there is absolutely no value in these high-speed, quick action types of video games would be a disservice to the games throughout the industry. The lack of physics, exertion, and emotional carnage […]
- Household Chemical Safety. Do you know what you’re storing together? - March 10, 2021
What kind of chemicals are we talking about you ask? The many secret ingredients to keeping your home clean, or maintaining a level of hygiene, all of these products have some level of chemicals stored there that we need to be cognizant of. As an example, we need to be diligent that ammonia and chlorides don’t mix on a kitchen floor, however, there are many more. So, in addition to understanding a little more about our products, we will take a good look at what can be safely stored together. When you home turns into a blender due to an earthquake, tornado, or other natural disaster, we need to be sure that things don’t get mixed in an environment that we are trying to breathe in.
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