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- Jane Smith
Folding knives for self-defense [updated February 2023]
You or somebody you know probably does or has thought about carrying a knife for self-defense. There are many pros and cons to the idea generally, and I’ve talked about them before here at On Her Own. I’d like to focus today on the particular flavor of folding pocket knives. They are an incredibly popular
Popularity sells, but at what cost?
I’m angry today. I’m angry that companies will sacrifice your safety and your life on the altar of sales. Unsafe carry methods, like gimmicky self-defense products, are often marketed as clearly being effective because so many people have bought into them. The problem is that popularity won’t save you when your tools are the very
Site news and updates
Hello, lovely, appreciated, and valued followers of OHO. I have some brief real talk and admin updates for you today. Some of you may have noticed that the pace of content here has slowed down a bit recently. There are several reasons. OHO began, somewhat coincidentally, in the early days of COVID with its reduced
Budgeting for the holiday season
Not sure if you’re aware, but we are now officially under two months to American Thanksgiving. The holiday season is going to be hitting us fast and hard soon, and if you’re feeling as overwhelmed as I am about the way the year’s been going, then let’s start doing some planning so it will be
If not me, then who?
Gabe White asks this question in each of his Pistol Shooting Solutions classes, where he gathers students for two days of high-level shooting with a focus on skills and tactics appropriate for regular-person concealed carry and armed self-defense. It’s an excellent class and I took it for the second time earlier this month. I could
Change is hard. Almost nobody enjoys having to leave their comfortable ruts, with their predictable routines and familiar habits. We stick with them because they’re what we know, because being surprised by an outcome is potentially unpleasant and we’d prefer to avoid disappointment even if it might mean missing out. It’s understandable that we would