Improvised above the knee tourniquet on soldier in camouflage gear
16 Jun 2017

12-Year-Old Girl Saves Friend’s Life With Hunger Games First Aid Move

Good for this girl! I read on MSN News that a 12-year-old girl from Massachusetts used a tourniquet method she read about in the Hunger Games books. The girl, Megan Gething, and a friend, Mackenzie George, also 12, were playing near their home when Mackenzie slipped and gashed her leg

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A Firearms Instructor Explains How To Develop Situational Awareness
15 Jun 2017

A Firearms Instructor Explains How To Develop Situational Awareness

Situational awareness is a serious concern for anyone carrying a firearm on their person for personal protection. We have a higher level of responsibility when we leave the house with the instantaneous ability to use deadly force. If we are not aware of what is going on in our surroundings

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Pocket Shot Video Review
12 Jun 2017

Gear Review: The Pocket Shot Circular Slingshot

Summer is here and that means many of us are camping out, cooking on the grill, and playing games while the hot dogs are over the fire. Chances are there’s a kid at a campsite somewhere trying to hit a something with a slingshot. I’ve had The Pocket Shot in

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woman,waiting a bus and tornado (photo and hand-drawing elements compilation)
09 Jun 2017

Make a Bug-Out List So Nothing Gets Forgotten

I grew up in Florida, where we were all told to prepare for hurricane season. June through September, and sometimes but rarely in May, people in the Gulf Coast and Atlantic States are at risk from hurricanes. My family were not anywhere near “preppers” and we never talked about emergency

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Book Review: Bushcraft First Aid by Dave Canterbury
05 Jun 2017

Book Review: Bushcraft First Aid by Dave Canterbury

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I would handle a traumatic situation. I interviewed Tom Kaleta of Blue Force Gear last week about the company’s Micro Trauma Kit NOW! and why he thinks it’s so important to have these tools on hand to deal with the three most

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Blue Force Gear Micro Trauma Kit NOW!
02 Jun 2017

Why You Should Carry a Micro Trauma Kit NOW!

Would you rather carry a trauma kit that you picked out yourself and made from drugstore purchases, or one that was developed by special request from Delta Force Special Operations? Yeah, that’s what we thought. Most people can put together a first-aid kit, but a trauma kit is a second-level

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Keychain Duct Tape
30 May 2017

5 Super Cool Gifts For Father’s Day

Father’s Day was always a fun day for us kids. We enjoyed getting creative with handmade cards and feeling independent by cooking breakfast and bringing it to my dad while he waited patiently in bed for us. Just as fun though, as grown-ups, is to carefully pick out a gift

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26 May 2017

Doomsday Global Seed Vault Could Be in Danger

All serious preppers and even people who aren’t preppers at all have heard of the Global Seed Vault. This is an underground vault located on the Norwegian island of Spitsbergen, which is the westernmost part of the Norwegian archipelago. It borders the Arctic Ocean, the Norwegian Sea and the Greenland

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