About JC Dodge

Defense and Wilderness Survival trainer, consultant and owner of Mason Dixon Tactical. 14 years of Army (Staff Sergeant) Combat Arms (Infantry and Airborne) experience, to included combat service as a Squad Leader and Platoon Sergeant. Military Occupational Specialties include Infantry, NBC (Nuclear, Biological, Chemical warfare), Armorer (Small Arms repair), and Supply (logistics). Retired law enforcement with varied assignments to include the SOG (SWAT) team and the Academy as a defensive tactics instructor. Interest include history, as it relates to the pursuit of liberty, firearms, hunting, and survival related training and activities.

Carrying Your First Aid Supplies

Over the years there has been a lot of thought put into how troops can conveniently carry their personal, team, and platoon level first aid gear. It would behoove the Survivalist to take a lesson from the military when it comes to carrying this type emergency gear.

By |2021-10-28T18:46:01-05:00October 26, 2021|JC Dodge|12 Comments

“Adapting To Survive”: Firearms-Part 5, “Snake Shot” For Small Game

No one wants to have to improvise a “tool”, when it’s so much easier to use one that is made and intended for a given task. I also don’t want to have to think about being in the middle of a full on Civil or World war within the next year, but reality has already given its last “fornication”, concerning our wishes and optimal conditions.

By |2021-10-27T14:12:09-05:00October 5, 2021|JC Dodge|6 Comments

A Comparison of Cartridge, Versus Energy, Versus Barrel Length, Versus Weight

Over the last thirty couple years, I've killed dozens of deer with calibers ranging from the .223 Remington (5.56N), the 7.62x39S and the .308 Winchester (7.62N). This has helped me to draw my conclusions on effectiveness, based on detailed analysis of bullet performance on the animals during the initial shooting, then the gutting, skinning and butchering process.

By |2021-09-05T10:00:13-05:00September 5, 2021|JC Dodge|25 Comments