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Basic Dude Stuff with Pat Mac

Updated: Nov 13, 2021

Protecting Your Family is Basic Dude Stuff

Protecting your family is basic dude stuff and no one knows that better than Patrick McNamara. Today, Andy welcomes Pat Mac to the show to discuss the best ways we can protect those we love.

Pat McNamara spent 22 years in the military doing special ops work. After his retirement, he’s continued to improve himself and others through specialized training. Currently teaches marksmanship, combatives, and security.

He has his own podcast and is the author of a fantastic book entitled Sentinel. You may know him from his popular social media posts about Basic Dude Stuff.

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Andy Murphy

Andy Murphy founded The Secure Dad in 2016 with the aspiration to help families live safer, happier lives. What started as a personal blog about family safety has turned into an award-winning podcast, an Amazon best-selling book, and online courses. He focuses his efforts in the areas of home security, situational awareness, and online safety.


Andy is a husband and father. His interests include coaching youth basketball, hiking, and trying to figure out his 3D printer.

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