JOURNAL

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


GEAR REVIEW: A HUNTER'S PERSPECTIVE OF THE PARATUS

As a hunter I cover a lot of ground every year. From the mountains of eastern Oregon in pursuit of a bull elk, to the plains and timbered draws of Oklahoma searching for an elusive white-tailed deer, I’m always on the move. I’ve even scaled rocky peaks and the rainy hillsides of south-central and southeast Alaska hunting bears and Sitka blacktail deer. Over the years I’ve carried the same pack. Not because it was a top of the line pack, but rather because it was bought for me by my father whe ...READ MORE


ADVENTURE JOURNAL: FINDING YELAPA

I had never heard of Yelapa. That is until my friend Jes was telling me about an amazing trip he and his wife had gone on a few years ago. He was planning a trip to go back, and as the oncoming Utah winter was knocking on our doorstep, a trip to Mexico in January sounded amazing.My wife and I arrived in Puerto Vallarta early on a Monday morning and took a taxi from the airport straight to Muelle de Playa Los Muertos, or Dock of the Dead. Kind of an ominous name to catch a boat. Yelapa is 45 - 60 ...READ MORE


PRESS RELEASE: DAN BECK FEATURED ON SURVIVALIST PREPPER PODCAST

What did they talk about? The benefit of buying manufacturer direct Why buying from a smaller company is a good thing What sets 3V Gear apart Why 3V Gear products are great for beginner preppers, as well as, seasoned veterans When to use a smaller, lightweight, bag with less-capacity vs a larger bag where there are more options How your fitness level can affect your bug out bag choice Listen to the whole podcast at http://survivalistprepper.net/3vgear-bug-bags-interview-giveaway/ ...READ MORE


GEAR REVIEW: IS A $130 DUFFEL BAG WORTH THE MONEY?

Earlier this year I was traveling to Thailand for two weeks. For this trip I was going to be moving around a lot and wanted a bag that was easy to carry, could be used as a carry-on bag, could fit all of my clothes, toiletries, and camera gear. I was only taking one bag and settled on the 60L Patagonia Black Hole Duffel.The travel experience with the Patagonia bag was so good that when I got home I was determined to get another duffel bag for my wife. The problem is the Patagonia bag, at $130, i ...READ MORE


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