Jarrad recently participated in a primitive knife making course and will give us an after-action report. You might be surprised to learn that you already own most or all of the gear you need to forge a knife in your backyard.

Zach, the Shipping Ogre, has a special deal for all of your dedicated students of the gun. He has been working on a limited edition set of SOTG themed “baseball cards”. How can you get them? Tune in.

Also, our Warrior of the Week has a question about using hearing protection during a self-defense scenario. Is that a practical idea or just much ado about nothing? 

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  • [0:05:37] Warrior of the Week
    • Go to www.swatfuel.com and use Promo Code “SOTG”
    • TOPIC: From Nathan Tinstman:  I’ve been looking at an option for hearing protection that can be carried/staged for defensive use. For example, if in the night I needed to grab my defensive weapon and barricade with my daughter until help arrived, what would be a recommended option? I’ve looked at the bigger earmuffs that are mic’d but would like to have an option that could be carried. I’ve seen they now make similar options that resemble AirPods. Does anyone have any experience with these? Does this sound ridiculous? 
    • Recommendation: www.championtarget.com/ears
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  • [0:18:02] Black Friday Baseball Cards!
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  • [0:26:53] Jarrad follows up on Primitive Knife Making class with Nate the Blademaker
    • Q: Did you test the knife-like trying to bend it or anything?
    • Full-Size Anvil: www.zoro.com


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Zachary Markel, affectionately known as the Shipping Ogre, is an intricate member of the Student of the Gun team. Zachary co-hosts the radio show, publishes the material for public consumption and produces Morning Mindset with Paul G. Markel. As the Shipping Ogre, Zach oversees the SOTG Gear store. He ensures that every package he touches is handled with care.