Category: Gear

The Value of Primitive Weapons

A friend once reminded me, “always take a knife to a gunfight.” Sounds counter intuitive but hear me out.

Eventually, a gun runs out of bullets. Unless the gun is a Mosin-Nagant which can double as a “supreme war club,” then it’s just a heavy and fragile stick.  

Seriously though, a good knife is a real weapon even when the blade starts to dull. Find a smooth rock, invest a few minutes and you can sharpen that blade up real nicely.  

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5 Survival Kit Essentials You Must Have

Call it a bug-out bag, a SHTF plan or just a plain survival kit. It is the bag of stuff you need to survive if things suddenly go sideways. We mean more than just civilization taking the long jump off a short pier. Survival means making it when you get lost in the woods, your vehicle wrecks on a really deserted road and being prepared to live for several days with no help.

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Can a survival watch save your life?

Most survival situation start off innocuously, they can happen when you least expect them, when you wander off from camp for whatever reason, picking berries, going to the latrine or just checking out the surrounding area.  There have been too many cases to count of people…

 

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Death By GPS – Lessons and Tragedies

Over the past 15 years, at least a dozen people have died in Death Valley from heat-related illnesses, and many others have come close. Another hiker vanished last June in Joshua Tree National Park. His body has not yet been found…

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Rescue Writing – How Making Your Own Pencil In An Emergency Can Help You Survive

I never understood why someone would want to know how to make a pencil in an emergency situation… then Kirsten effortlessly made a set of pencils while casually cooking a rabbit over the fire and quite literally spelled it out for us all to see.  Watch now to learn the top reason why you need to know this skill.  Even if you don’t live near a desert or EVER plan to be in one!  This skill can be applied to nearly any survival situation….

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Body Armor Info Source

Many preppers are concerned with defending themselves at some point and wind up getting weapons. Hopefully, they also get the training to use them responsibly and effectively. Should the grim day arise that we have to fight for ourselves and our…

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The Radio That Could Be King

The AnyTone TERMN-8R handheld two-way radio has the potential to be one of the most useful radios ever made for preppers. The only problem is that you can’t buy one due to issues with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC.) See more on that below. I did get to examine one of the few in the US for this review…

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Don’t Forget to Check …..

To err is human and humans make ammunition. If it is assembled like this 9mm Federal round was, it isn’t going to go bang and that’s a bad thing if you need a bang. I picked this round up after helping a shooter get his pistol up and running again. It was from a box of factory…

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