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

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

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

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

10 Jul 2015

Survive on the Water: 3 Essential Watercraft

If the roads are out or overcrowded, the best way to make it to a safe position may be by water. In the first part of this series, we discussed the planning and guidelines for setting up a water escape. In this article, we’ll discuss different types of watercraft as

02 Jul 2015

Your 5 Step Guide to Escaping Disaster by Water

If the roads are out or overcrowded, the best way to make it to a safe position may be by water. While land travel can be an efficient way to transport people and supplies, roads and trails are subject to degradation and damage over time. For some people, a body

08 Dec 2014

Avoid these Common Backcountry Skiing Mistakes

Skiers love taking on whatever the mountain can dish out. There is nothing better than hitting fresh powder in the backcountry with friends. Canada’s CBC news reported that sales of backcountry ski equipment were up 40 percent at the start of the 2012-13 season and backcountry is no longer a fringe sector.

27 Nov 2014

How to Make Your Vehicle a Fortress of Safety

In an emergency situation, every possible route to survival must be considered. A car or truck can play a huge role in protecting you and your loved ones. Prepare for anything by planning ahead. Maps, weapons, and survival tools should all have a place in your ride. Keep survival  in

19 Nov 2014

The Essential Survival Weapon You Probably Don’t Own

Throwing knives are often overlooked as a tool for survival. Just like any other weapon, it takes time and practice to perfect. Using throwing knives successfully requires concentration and excellent technique. There are a few blade types to test out and a few throwing styles that can fit various levels

07 Nov 2014

Use This Household Item to Create Survival Fire-Starters

Prepping your Bug Out Bag means you’ll need to think about fire-starting options that are available. Your best bet is to try out as many as possible before choosing what will work best for you. A wide range of options will greet you, from the expensive packaged camp store versions