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HOW-TO GUIDE: WILDERNESS SURVIVAL - AN INTRODUCTION TO BUSHCRAFTING

Using the resources available in nature at its best is what Bushcrafting is all about. In the simplest words, bushcrafting = wilderness skills. If you are going on a trek, use some basic bushcraft tools with excellence and make your outdoor living easier than ever. Let's talk about the tools & skills you must know to become a proficient bushcrafter. THE ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF BUSHCRAFTING Foraging Foraging means finding the best edible food when one is in the wild. From hunters to fish ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: WHAT WE LEARNED ABOUT BEING PREPARED FROM IRMA AND HARVEY

Don’t ProcrastinateAlways remember to stock your survival kits and bug out bags before any emergencies. As Hurricane Irma came closer to Florida, it became very difficult for the residents there to obtain supplies. Water bottle prices skyrocketed online. Although officials of Florida discouraged price gouging, many brands were still raising their prices to take advantage of people’s desperate need for essentials. On Amazon, some water bottle prices that were normally $24, were raised to $100. Ai ...READ MORE


GEAR REVIEW: A CANYONEERS REVIEW OF THE VELOX II

Let me start by saying, awesome bag! Now that you know where I stand let’s get started. This bag is an improvement on the already great Velox I, in my opinion, starting with the size and design of the bag. The interior compartments seem roomier and I love the double compression straps on each side bag that allow you to expand the carrying capacity with ease. I mainly use this bag for hiking and technical canyoneering, translation: I beat the crap out of my gear. An average day is 10+ hour ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: WHAT THE HELL IS RUCKING AND WHY SHOULD I DO IT?

What is rucking? The definition of rucking is "the activity of moving with weight on your back in a rucksack (aka backpack), where action, energy, and purpose are required". It's also the foundation of training for many Special Forces units including Green Berets. These groups use rucking to help troops get used to carrying heavy loads (usually 100+ lbs) across long distance with little sleep to simulate a bug out, deployment where vehicles aren’t available, or other situations where s ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: 5 BEST PLACES TO LIVE (WHEN SOCIETY BEGINS TO COLLAPSE)

It is important to consider the best places to live in the event of a societal collapse, to consider what are the best climates and areas to keep you and your family safe. It is important to know what you are looking for when determining if the area will be sustainable for survival.When considering a relocation there are many factors to consider when selecting the best area for efficient survival. You will want to look for areas with low population and low risk for natural disasters; this can be ...READ MORE


GEAR REVIEW: MASK TACTICAL EDC, OUTLAW GEAR SLINGER PACK

The guys over at Mask Tactical have been testing our Outlaw Gear Slinger as an EDC pack for the last few months and they just posted a written review on their website, as well as, the video review below. Check it out, let us know if you agree with their assessment or not, and feel free to leave us feedback on what you'd like to see from us going forward. ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: 5 FREQUENTLY FORGOTTEN BUG OUT BAG ITEMS

There are basic items that everyone includes in their bug out bag, such as food, water, extra clothing, a firestarter, light source, and first aid kit. However, if you’re bugging out, chances are there is a reason and who knows how long it will be for. These 5 items are frequently forgotten by preppers, but can come in very handy in the event of a bug out. Plus, you can pack all of these items in a small MOLLE pouch such as the Sidekick and only take them if you need them. Sewing Kit ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: A SOLDIER'S WEAPON, TOOL OF THE TRADE

To a soldier, a weapon is part of the trade, it becomes part of you because without it, you feel naked, without it you feel vulnerable. Throughout basic training, from the second you are issued your rifle, either an M16 or an M4, it becomes your weapon. Not a "gun", because calling it that will cost you some pushups, and not something you play with, because it’s not a toy. From the second it’s issued to you until you turn it back in at the end of your basic experience, it is by your side, tak ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: S.T.O.P & SURVIVE WHEN THE SHTF

The obscure, overgrown trail you have been following vanishes into the scrub-oak, creating a sense of confusion which quickly overwhelms your senses. Breathless, you stop to catch some air and the realization suddenly hits….WHERE am I? You don't recognize any of the surrounding forest or canyon. The sun is setting and light is becoming scarce. You put your local map away hours ago, telling yourself, you knew this area like the "back of your hand", but this area seems foreign. You are LOST…. ...READ MORE


HOW-TO GUIDE: 5 REASONS TO CONSIDER CONCEALED CARRY

As a veteran, licensed security officer, and concealed carry instructor my favorite response when I ask the question "Why don’t you concealed carry?" is "I don’t need to carry a gun, that’s what the police are for". For a lot of people, carrying a firearm on you most of the time sounds like overkill. Here are my 5 reasons to reconsider concealed carry. 17:10,000 / 10 Based on people’s answers to the above question it’s apparent that many folks feel comfortable relying entirely on law enfo ...READ MORE


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