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13 Apr 2018

What’s the Benefit of a Kukri Knife?

The kukri (pronounced koo-kree) is an intimidating curved blade knife/weapon that originates in Nepal. Shown below is a photo of a a traditional kukri, along with a secondary knife commonly carried along with the kukri, and a sharpening tool. The kukri’s main feature is the curved blade that resembles a

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What's Keeping You From Prepping?
30 Mar 2018

What’s Keeping You From Prepping?

The Canadian government took a survey of personal preparedness and released it on February 9, 2018. According to the survey results, only 13% of people in Vancouver, BC have what they consider a “fully completed plan” for earthquake, wildfire or flood resiliency. We know that a major earthquake is going

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ALICE training for kids?
16 Mar 2018

ALICE Training for Kids?

I’m a member of my local neighborhood watch group and we have meetings every 2 to 3 months. I went to one on Sunday with my 10-year-old son and it was eye-opening, for both of us. The sheriff assigned to our area gave a presentation that was a shortened form

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23 Feb 2018

Avoid Cold Weather Casualties

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we just had a few days of very springlike weather. The fruit trees started blooming, daffodils poked their heads up and friends and coworkers started gushing about how they could wear t-shirts. And today? Snow. Yeah. The weather does strange things. We didn’t get a

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These 5 Skills Will Keep You Alive - Can You Do Them?
22 Dec 2017

These 5 Skills Will Keep You Alive – Can You Do Them?

No matter how much gear you have in your pack or bug-out bag, if you don’t know how to use them or have some basic survival skills, you’re not going to last very long. These are the top 5 skills you must have if you’re going to survive TEOTWAWKI or

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Future map of flooded USA
15 Dec 2017

Oceanfront Property in Nebraska?

Forbes had an interesting article that I thought was worth sharing to our audience here. Take a look at this map of what the future USA might look like: I’ve long known that billionaires like Ted Turner had very large parcels of land in the central United States. But I

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Making your own char cloth
01 Dec 2017

Make Your Own Char Cloth

Some fire starter systems rely on char cloth. I wrote about the fire piston that I bought a while ago as one of some backup fire starter systems to have on hand. I like the fire piston, but it requires some type of tiny piece of tinder and char cloth

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chempack locations near you
20 Oct 2017

Is There Nerve Agent Antidote Near You?

Did you know the CDC has stockpiled caches of nerve agent antidotes around the country? The CDC (Centers of Disease Control) states that if their nerve agent antidote is all in one place (like Washington, DC, for instance), that it would be too difficult to deploy the antidote in the

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29 Sep 2017

Preparing for North Korea’s EMP Threat

We’ve all seen a change in how our government is handling North Korea now that Donald Trump is president. Previous administrations quietly acknowledged that Kim Jong Un was a madman while publicly either ignoring him or politely tiptoeing around any threats he made. Our current president has done quite the

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04 Aug 2017

This Coin Claw Knife is Badass!

Why should everyday carry gear be boring? If every day you’re like, ‘Oh gees, this heavy, plain, boring thing again that I have to hook to my belt,’ you’re eventually going to stop caring whether you have it on you or not. We predict that will never happen with this

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