pig livestock
10 Mar 2016

5 Best Livestock Animals for Preppers

Are you ready to move beyond stacking cans on shelves? If you’re serious about survival, you might want to think about keeping some livestock for when things get ugly. Certain animals are better than others in providing vital food and other items we all need. It requires a balance of

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02 Feb 2016

Know This Before Carrying Concealed This Winter

Concealed carry becomes a little more strategic during the winter season. All spring, summer, and fall season was a far simpler when you wore less clothing and were ready for anything in the event you needed to rapidly reach for your weapon. The Distraction of Winter Weather Cumbersome clothing and

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21 Jan 2016

Why Every Survival Kit Needs Fire Starting Tools

If you are stranded in the wilderness, it is absolutely essential that you are able to start a fire. In many locations, temperatures at night can get dangerously cold. Even if the temperatures are not frigid, you still may be in danger. Hypothermia can occur in temperatures as warm as

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car in winter
10 Dec 2015

How to Prepare Home and Car for Winter’s Worst Weather

Don’t get stranded out in the cold. Winter is here. The cold winds and snow are beautiful but deadly if you’re not prepared. Here’s how to get ready for anything Old Man Winter can throw at you. The two main places people are at the most are in their homes

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03 Dec 2015

Survival Skills Training Conducted At New York Parks For Urban Residents

You don’t have to be out in the deep woods to learn basic skills. Now even residents of the Big Apple can get training. One organization in Rochester, New York is designed to arm people with the survival skill they need to make it in the wilderness. EarthWorks Institute has

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axe on stump
26 Oct 2015

Axe vs. Large Survival Knife: The Battle of Big Blades

I’m a big fan of fixed blade knives. I carry one hiking (a Gerber Prodigy in case you’re wondering) and it’s an essential part of my SAR mission kit. They’re handy for anything from prying to cutting rope and webbing. They also serve well for survival tasks such as shelter

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215 pry tool
05 Oct 2015

This Pry Bar from 215 Gear Puts Power in the Palm of Your Hand

Understanding the 215 Gear EDC pry tool first calls for a look at how small, one-piece tools became an item many view as essential for every day carry. One piece tools now flood the market in a variety of shapes and sizes. Some are simply carabiners with a hex driver

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survival camouflage
25 Sep 2015

How to Step into the Wild and Vanish: Concealment and Camouflage Basics

What’s the goal of most survival situations? Get yourself rescued or stay alive until you can manage to get yourself back into fighting form. But what happens when you don’t want to be found? Whether you’re hiding from hunted prey or from dangerous humans, you’ll want to blend in with

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helicopter rescue
24 Sep 2015

9 Simple Ways to Make Sure You Get Rescued

You can spend hundreds of hours training and preparing yourself for disaster or emergency. You can have a good plan and route and backups for both. But then there’s the time when Murphy’s Law kicks in and things start going south. From there, your best option may be to hunker

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gun and leather bag
14 Sep 2015

How to Carry a Handgun in the Backcountry

Whether you’re fighting for your life, camping, or hiking with the family, you might find yourself in remote areas, often alone and probably fatigued. You need to protect yourself in every scenario. Many outdoor enthusiasts choose to carry a concealed handgun for protection. There are just a few things to

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