Podcast 18 Training Logs

By on December 30, 2012

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What’s Going On:

Log on handgun and rifles shooting

  • Malfunction rate
  • How many between malfunctions
  • What caused the malfunctions
  • Ammo you like/the gun likes
  • Total number of rounds fired

Training log

  • What training you’ve been througH
    • If you are a trainer add those classes you’ve taught with an outline
  • Instructor contact info
  • What was covered
  • What you will use or adopt
  • Blogs with info you are going to use

Equipment log

  • Last time you cleaned your gun
  • Sharpened your knife
  • Tested your pepper spray
  • Replaced the batteries in your lights

Vehicle serviced

  • Oil change and checked out (I get my truck’s oil change every 5,000 miles and checkout every 10,000)

Checked your emergency supplies

  • Found a pack rate living in my go bag I kept in the garage one time
  • Rotten food
  • Does the clothing still fit in the bug out kits
  • Insurance information
    • Life insurance (I’ve used Zander Insurance in the Past for life and health insurance)
    •  Will (checkout WillMaker software at Nolo.com or Legalzoom.com
    •  Living Will
    •  Who gets your kids
    •  Health insurance
    •  Disability Insurance
    • Back up files and
    • Lists of your stuff if there is a fire (I keep pictures on Evernote.com)

Stay Safe,


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  1. Tammy
    January 3, 2013

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    Lots of great info in this episode.

    Two comments about the will stuff, from my experience as a paralegal: Even if handwritten wills are legal in your state, preparing a proper will (and, in some places, filing a copy with the probate court) will alleviate a lot of uncertainty about people’s ability to challenge the validity of the will. Also, if you use an online site or software package to prepare your will, strongly consider paying a lawyer to spend an hour or two looking it over and checking for problems. The law changes a lot more quickly than software packages are updated, and having a lawyer look over the final document is a prudent precaution. Even once your will is done, you should consider having a lawyer take a look at it every few years, just because the law can be so fluid.

    As to living wills: Think very carefully about who you want to give your decision-making authority to, and try to make your wishes as explicit as possible. In a crisis situation, you don’t want your loved ones to have to make difficult choices because you weren’t clear about what you wanted. I need to update my will and living will to accommodate some life changes coming up here, and when I do, I’m going to give the decision-making authority to a friend who I trust and who has a little more objectivity than a closer family member.

    Happy new year, and thanks for all that you do – and glad to hear your sister’s doing better!

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