Concealed Handgun Holsters

When looking to use a gun holster, there can be many factors to think about. What a handgun needs will vary because of its make and model. The larger the gun, the harder it is to conceal for carrying. Some places offer the option for you to open carry depending on the state and federal regulations. Having a safe and reliable way to holster your gun is important. Here are three ways to conceal carry one.


Having a hip holster is an easy way to carry your handgun. It offers complete ease for getting it quickly. It can be used for competition shooting because of its fast accessibility. If you decide to wear a jacket or coat, it can go over your hip offering a simple way to conceal carry. A hip holster can be slim or bulky depending on where it’s at on your body.


Another option for carrying is by using a thigh holster. This is a popular way for women to carry their handguns. It needs to be slim so it can offer comfort and stability while walking or doing everyday activities. The accessibility for retrieving the gun can be harder in this location, so wearing the proper clothes is important.


Carrying a handgun on your ankle can be tricky, but it can offer another option that is best for allowing you to do your daily activities. If you are carrying on your ankle, you will need a concealed ankle holster that will fit you properly and won’t be showing through your pants. Having a flexible material will help it wrap around your leg and keep you comfortable while walking with it.

A handgun is a valuable, yet dangerous weapon. Choosing the proper material, style, and size holster are important for the safety of you and others around you.

A Brief and Simple Truth About Propylene Glycol

Anyone can post anything on the internet. You could be reading propaganda in the very next post or webpage you see. In the information age, fact-checking has risen rapidly in necessity and ease. Perhaps you’ve come across alarmist information claiming propylene glycol is a horrible toxic chemical that is being secretly shoved into your body? That’s quite far from true. While you should of course fact check this post as well, here is a brief guide to what propylene glycol actually is. Propylene glycol is a type of alcohol, but not the kind you drink. What it excels at is acting as a solvent. A solvent dissolves other things and is the liquid in which the other, usually more important ingredients are floating after being dissolved.

You May Have Worn It on Your Face

Whether deodorant, makeup, or a skincare regimen, you’ve probably rubbed propylene glycol on yourself before. While there are plenty of propylene glycol free skin care kits on the market, which is wonderful, the chemical is tested by the FDA and “generally recognized as safe”. Yes, that is one of their classifications.

You Eat It Regularly

Unless you were born rich and have remained so, you’ve almost certainly ingested propylene glycol. You may be eating it right now. That’s fine. It’s used in foods and medicines mainly as a solvent and for a variety of other purposes.

You Can Be Allergic to It

As with nearly anything, you could be allergic or sensitive to propylene glycol, in which case avoiding it is wise. However, the chemical is not considered toxic except in much higher amounts than you come across on the day-to-day.If makeup is irritating your skin, it could be the propylene glycol. It could be some other ingredient. Your best course of action is to do your homework, don’t trust the first or even third article you read, and be informed. Scientific journals or reviews with cited and credible–big caveat there–sources are best. Don’t forget to get an allergy test from your doctor if need be.

Alternative Prepping & Survival – Angry American, Author of Prepper Fiction Survivalist Series (Book 3)

Chris Weatherman, Author

Books available at, WalMart, and most bookstores. Signed copies available from

All books are available in in print, Kindle reader, and audio books!

Doctor Prepper interviews Chris Weatherman, aka Angery American on Preparedness Radio.

Can you imagine what a war on our American soil––whether internally- or externally-driven––could do to our personal lives and force us to revert to living without the modern conveniences to which we have become accustomed?

The author of this extensive series of apocalyptic fiction, Chris Weatherman, aka the Angery American, is an accomplished and imaginative author, currently with 6 books in this series. Chris has authored the tremendously popular best-selling Survivalist Series consisting of six titles to date, with a 7th in progress. Beginning with Going Home and following with Surviving Home, Escaping Home, Forsaking Home, Resurrecting Home, and Enforcing Home.

American is a life-long student of survival skills, from urban and suburban settings to far wilder locations. He has honed these skills for decades and has spent a considerable amount of time wandering the woods and waters of the Southeast U.S.

At home in the swamps of the South and the mountains of Appalachia, he also spent a year in North Carolina, honing his skills foraging, hunting, and fishing using primitive methods. After practicing the art of bushcraft for more than 20 years, A. American views himself as a mix between a modern-day prepper and traditional survivalist.

As an avid outdoorsman, traditional bow hunter, and archer, he also has a vast knowledge of wild edibles and natural medicine that could help anyone survive in the wild.

Book Summary

Morgan Carter was introduced as the unlikely hero in the first volume, and he continues to navigate the perils in a post-apocalyptic America. This action-packed series gives a glimpse of what life could be in this country in the event of an EMP style attack.

In the 3rd volume, Escaping Home, Chris continues the imagery of what might occur and what might result from the inequities caused by a major incident of an EMP in our nation.

Morgan Carter has weathered the weeks after the collapse of the nation’s power grid, reuniting with his family and ensuring their safety, but his struggle isn’t over yet. Carter must keep his focus on survival in an increasingly unstable society—but the challenges he faces are beyond his wildest imagination.

Though he is a resourceful, tough-as-nails survivalist who has survived a 250-mile journey across Florida following the collapse of the nation’s power grid, his home town and his own family of a wife and loving daughters are beginning to suffer the effects of the sudden imposition of lack of means to deal with the current crises arising from the loss of electricity.

Everyone seems susceptible to the rigors of lack of supplies, leadership, and hope. Even as bad as things have become, Morgan knows it can only get worse. Though Morgan has been diligently preparing for emergency situations, many of  his neighbors are completely unready for the changes wrought by the EMP and the strange new world it has created.

With the  help of his closest neighbors and community companions, Morgan fights to keep his own home secure while  helping his friends organize their lives. As Morgan is  trying to build a community and help them create safety and security for themselves, he discovers shocking information about the state of the nation and how the future is even bleaker than ever imagined!

After the collapse of the nation’s power grid, America is now under martial law––and safety and security are just illusions of the past sanctity of home and property. As the increasing violence erupts around him, Morgan faces one of his toughest decisions yet: whether to stay and defend his home, or move to a more isolated area, and get away from the prying eyes of the new government. He and his family are hesitant to leave their home in the sparsely populated county, but with the increasingly suspicious activities happening in a nearby refugee camp, the signs point towards moving to a safer place. However, Morgan and his friends are not going to leave without a fight––and they’ll do anything to protect their freedoms.

Escaping Home describes the struggle to live in  a world with no rules––and how, sometimes, the strength of the family is the only thing that can pull you through when everything has changed!

There is a term for that eventuality: T.E.O.T.W.A.W.K.I.––the end of the earth as we know it!

Perhaps this series will alert the reader to consider becoming prepared—or even getting better prepared––for the uncertain future.

The Survivalist Series tells how the survivors have endured the collapse––but the real test is to determine if they can survive the aftermath…

Self-Mastery & Life Knowledge through Yoga and Ayurveda

This weeks interview is with Patricia Wickman, founder, director, and principal instructor for the Radiant Living Online School of Ayurveda in San Antonio TX. She delights in sharing knowledge and wisdom with her students and clients. Patricia is first of her discipline to be a part of the Preparedness Radio Network! She is a:

Registered Yoga Teacher

Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner

Certified Panchakarma Technician

Patricia can be reached at: contact [at] rlyaa [dot] com. She conducts her personal teaching and studies at:

San Antonio Yoga Center

11011 Shaenfield Rd.

San Antonio, TX 78254

Registered Yoga Teacher –– YOGA is a process of balancing all aspects of life with “mindful action.” A wonderfully beneficial tool when used properly, if misused can be harmful. Yoga is not an athletic activity and is not practiced as such. Patricia accomplished her yoga teacher training at the 250-hour level at the Soma Yoga Studio (Salt Lake City UT). She has been teaching yoga for ten years.

Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner––studied Ayurveda for three years (1,498 hours) at the Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Wellness Center (Milwaukee WI) and has been an Ayurvedic Practitioner for 6 years. Patricia has worked privately with more than 350 clients, providing them with:

Ayurvedic Body Work to provide body therapies.

Ayurvedic consultations and at-home cleansing and rejuvenating programs

Panchakarma Therapy––guided dozens of people through full panchakarma training and treatment

Her life is helping others add a dimension of self-mastery to their lives. She feels we’ll certainly need those skills and techniques as the pressures of life continue to increase and demand new personal and family behavioral and management modalities and skills. She’s sure no one will have too many means or methods to deal with the effects of future political, financial, economic, mental/emotional, moral, and perhaps even the physical aspects of the ever-changing American society. There will always be the threats of natural (i.e. weather-related or geological) disasters, man-caused disasters, and of course, the constant incidence of personal disasters….!!!

Patricia has a degree in French language and taught it for 6 years at two Universities and various elementary and middle schools. She currently lives in San Antonio, TX with her husband and two children.  Her husband is a professor at the University of Texas–San Antonio.

How to Treat Wastewater

Wastewater can be incredibly damaging to the environment if not treated properly. The process of treating wastewater is used to remove chemicals and contaminants and allow for the water to be reused or disposed of in a way that minimizes harmful impact on the environment. There are several different ways to treat wastewater depending on the type of chemicals and contaminants you are dealing with. Here are a few examples.

Sludge Dewatering

Large wastewater treatment plants use sludge dewatering to properly separate sludge into its liquid and solid components, although will often not treat the individual components directly. These components must be processed accordingly, as there may be contaminants or pollutants present. Sludge dewatering allows you to minimize volume and weight so the separated elements can be treated in the most economical way possible. Many other types of wastewater treatment use sludge dewatering in their treatment process. 

Effluent Treatment Plants

Chemical and pharmaceutical companies use effluent treatment plants to purify water and get rid of chemicals in the manufacturing of drugs. Effluent treatment plants use drying and evaporation to get rid of pollution, as well as filter out non-toxic materials, debris, or polymers from drugs being manufactured. Ensuring a proper wastewater treatment is critical to the safe manufacturing of pharmaceuticals. 

Sewage Treatment Plants

Household sewage is treated through domestic wastewater treatment plants. The sewage is filtered several times using physical, chemical, and methods to remove contaminants. Some materials is safely disposed of, and the resulting water is treated to remove waste and toxins. After being sanitized, the remaining water can be reused for other purposes. 

Wastewater treatment is essential to maintaining a safe and sanitary environment. There are several methods that leave minimum impact on the environment. Be sure to consider the best method of treatment and disposal when preparing to treat your wastewater.